New PIN document published for the Cusuco National Park (Hondurus) Conservation Project

July 24, 2015  |   News,NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The “Conservation of Cusuco National Park and the Meredón Reserve Project” in Honduras is the latest project to be submitted to the Natural Forest Standard.    The project covers an area of 55,588 hectares, has a population of ~8,727 people and is home to a number of endemic and endangered species. The project is a collaborative project between Queen’s University Belfast, the Institute for Global Food Security, the Opwall Trust and Operation Wallacea Ltd and will be governed ...

NFS Projects and Forest Protection in Action: The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project Update

March 19, 2015  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

March 21st is International Day of Forests.  Tropical Forests have evolved over sixty to one hundred million years and they provide life supporting ecosystem services that are rich in biodiversity. The tropical forest is a complex and delicate system of interconnected relationships. The Natural Forest Standard offers a framework for the protection and conservation of forests and the carbon, biodiversity and unique ecosystems within them, while also providing benefits for local communities. The Trocano Araretama Conservation ...

The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project has successfully achieved annual verification

August 27, 2014  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project in Amazonas, Brazil has successfully achieved annual verification for the period 1st August 2012 to 31st July 2013. The independent, third-party verification has been carried out by Environmental Services Inc. The Trocano Conservation project has resulted in GHG emissions reduction or removal of 7,579,393tCO2 equivalents. The resulting certificates issued by The Ecosystem Certification Organisation are Natural Capital Credits (NCCs).  NCCs are denominated in tonnes CO2e ...

NFS Documentation now available in Portuguese

April 15, 2014  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The Natural Forest Standard is pleased to announce that the NFS Requirements, Methodology and Guidance documents are now available in Portuguese.   They are available from our Documentation Downloads page. O Natural Forest Standard tem o prazer de anunciar que os documentos com os Requerimentos do NFS, Metodologia e Diretrizes estão agora disponíveis em português. Eles estão disponíveis para download.

Guidance Updates

March 27, 2014  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

NFS Guidance V1.3 and NFS Annual Reporting Guidance V1.0 are now available to download. The updated guidance document provides greater detail on the process that all NFS projects go through, from submitting a PIN through to Annual Reporting.  The NFS Guidance for Annual Reporting V1.0 has been developed to help project developers understand the requirements and expectations of the Natural Forest Standard in ...

The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project has successfully achieved verification

October 25, 2013  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project in Amazonas, Brazil has successfully achieved verification. The independent, third-party verification has been carried out by Environmental Services Inc. The scope of the verification included GHG project and implementation; baseline scenarios; physical infrastructure, activities, technologies and processes of the GHG project; GHG sources, sinks and/or reservoirs; types of GHG’s and time periods. The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project is a Municipal project with a total project area of over 1.3 million hectares. The ...

Methodology Update

August 30, 2013  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

Following an NFS Technical Panel meeting held on 14th August 2013, the ECO Governance Board has approved changes to the NFS Methodology AM001.0.  The revised version of the Methodology, NFS AM001.1 - A Risk Based Methodology for Quantifying Natural Capital Credits Issued to Projects Operating under the Natural Forest Standard, with application in Amazonia, is now available to download from the Methodology page of the NFS website, along with the minutes of ...

Natural Capital Declaration Enters New Phase

July 01, 2013  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The Natural Capital Declaration has entered a new phase of action.  This phase will involve over 41 financial institutions who have signed the declararion implementing the commitments laid out in the Natural Capital Declaration. The core objectives of Phase II of the NCD are to, stimulate financial institutions that have signed up to the NCD to show progress towards implementing the NCD commitments, develop practical tools and metrics to integrate natural capital in all asset ...

First NFS project achieves validation

March 27, 2013  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The first Natural Forest Standard project has successfully achieved validation. The Trocano Araretama Conservation Project in Amazonas, Brazil is a Municipal project with a total project area of over 1.3 million hectares. The project aims to mitigate deforestation through implementation of the project activities whilst also bringing socio-economic benefits and biodiversity protection to the area for the 20 year duration of the project. The independent third-party validation has been carried out by Environmental Services Inc., and ...

International Day of the Forest

March 21, 2013  |   NFS News   |     |   0 Comment

The United Nations General Assembly has designated 21 March as the International Day of Forests “to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests”. Forests are central in the fight against climate change but they are a source of food, fibre, livelihoods, resources and water. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “By proclaiming the International Day of Forests, the United Nations has created a new platform to ...

Back to Top