1.Double check if it is clearly indicated from maps, desk research and stakeholder consultation, that an area is appropriate for development.
Environmental & Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Best practice requires that environmental and social risks be identified before any developments.
2.Yes. Identify through engagement with local communities or indigenous peoples and this is why it is important to establish trust with local people and to work with social experts such as anthropologists if possible. UNESCO World Heritage site, Museums, heritage lists, national data sets, authorities and any organizations which specialize in particular geographic areas or cultures, National directives concerning archaeological sites and resources, Consultation with anthropologists, historians, archaeologists, museums and databases for identification of “sites of global or national significance”
3.The first four classes are considered potential High Carbon Stock forests (HDF, MDF, LDF, YRF). However; we need also to considerate that larger patches will be prioritized for conservation (100+) as they are likely to be more viable and contain more species. Furthermore, according with the Proterra’s point of view, we need to take into consideration areas with ecosystems and habitats that are rare, threatened, or endangered, habitats or refugia, areas that have ecosystem services and with cultural values. Moreover, PRINCIPLE 4 seeks to eradicate the clearing of native vegetation for agriculture, after 2008.