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The objective is to develop a standard and widely accepted definition of significant concentrations of biodiversity, critical habitat or keystone species, which can be used to map HCV area

In summary:

Modelling populations allows decisions to be taken about priority zones in a stakeholder forum
Different methods are available to define thresholds
It is important that these thresholds are consistent with the language of industry standards to ensure priority areas are considered High Conservation Value areas
A transparent process allows government and industry buy in and increases the uptake and impact of the exercise