Organisation: SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Projects: Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES)
Abstract: Creating two spatial maps for pilot sites in Quang Tri and Ha Tinh which clearly identify key ecosystem services for the purpose of targeting activities under the ForCES project.
Duration: will be identified based on technical proposal and agreement with the Project
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification has typically focused on the certification of timber products sourced from sustainably managed forests as determined by a set of principles and criteria. Under the Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services (ForCES) project, the idea of expanding FSC to include additional ecosystem services (such as carbon, water, biodiversity and others) will be tested across 4 countries; Vietnam, Chile, Indonesia and Nepal.
SNV Vietnam will implement activities under the ForCES project in Dakrong-Huong Hoa corridor, Quang Tri Province, and Huong Son, Ha Tinh Province.
A key initial exercise in the ForCES project will be to identify the suite of ecosystem services (ES) available within the pilot sites. Identifying the distribution of different ES will be important in terms of determining which ES to target under the project activities, and will be used in association with an analysis of the market demand for different ES to determine which ES will be targeted for developing a business model for each pilot Province.
This mapping working will look to be technically supported by the European Space Agency (ESA). Some of this work also supports national efforts to prepare for REDD under the UN-REDD Programme, including work with Vietnam to support its goal of attaining ecosystem-derived multiple benefits from forests.
Using existing and available secondary national level data, produce maps clearly showing key ecosystem services in the two pilot areas, including carbon, biodiversity (using appropriate proxy measures), watershed areas and other measurable ES.
Will be identified based on technical proposal and agreement with the Project.
VI Key secondary data sources
Baltzer, M. C., Nguyen Thi Dao & R. G. Shore, eds. (2001) Towards a Vision for
Biodiversity Conservation in the Forests of the Lower Mekong Ecoregion Complex.
World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indochina Programme, Hanoi.
FIPI (2010) National Forest Inventory, Monitoring & Assessment Programme, Cycle 4. Forest Inventory & Planning Institute (FIPI), Hanoi.
Holland, T. & R. McNally (2009) Mapping Potential for REDD in Viet Nam: Forest cover change, and forest carbon density. The Netherlands Development Organisation – SNV-Vietnam Programme, Hanoi.
IUCN, Conservation International, & NatureServe (2008a) An Analysis of Amphibians on the 2008 IUCN Red List www.iucnredlist.org/amphibians.
IUCN, Conservation International, Arizona State University, Texas A&M University, University of Rome, University of Virginia, Zoological Society London. (2008b) An Analysis of Mammals on the 2008 IUCN Red List www.iucnredlist.org/mammals.
JICA (2011) The Study on Potential Forests and Land Related to ‘Climate Change and Forests’ in The Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: Interim Report 2. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) & Department of Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Hanoi.
Tordoff, A.W., ed. (2002) Directory of Important Bird Areas in Vietnam: Key Sites for Conservation. BirdLife International in Indochina & the Institute for Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi.
Tordoff, A. W., M. C. Baltzer, P. Davidson, J. Fellowes, Ha Quy Quynh & Tran Thanh Tung (2007) Ecosystem Profile: Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot - Indochina Region. BirdLife International in Indochina Programme, Hanoi.
WWF (2008) Viet Nam High Conservation Value Forest Toolkit: Version 1.4. World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Indochina Programme, Hanoi
Consultant team should have well-established experience in GIS mapping and spatial analysis in the Vietnamese forestry sector in general and biodiversity conservation in particular. Ideally experience working in REDD+, familiarity with relevant methodologies involving carbon accounting for all five REDD+ activities.
Interested parties should provide a concise proposal with:
Expressions of interest for this assignment should consist of a letter of interest (including an indication of your daily rate) and CV detailing experience directly relevant to this assignment. Please send expressions of interest to Vu Thi Que, Anh at AVuThiQue@snvworld.org by 5:00pm Tuesday 10 July, 2012.
 Including possible coding tabular data to administrative units
 Other indicator taxa of high biodiversity conservation value, of particular relevance to Vietnam, and where existing data sets may be available include: conifers, freshwater turtles and primates.