FairWild Standard

The current FairWild Standard (version 2.0) was developed through a combination of an original FairWild Standard, dealing with social aspects, and the International Standard for Sustainable Wild Collection (ISSC-MAP) dealing with ecological aspects.

Note: The FairWild Foundation makes every effort to ensure accuracy of translation, but some discrepancies may remain. The English version should be used as the reference in the case of any differences in meaning. Feedback on translation errors can be sent to the FairWild Foundation Secretariat.

FairWild Standard, Version 2.0 (August 2010) (PDF, 0.45 - 1.6 MB) 

Available in: English, ArmenianAzeri, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FrenchGeorgian, German, Hungarian, PolishPortuguese, Japanese,  Russian, Spanish

FairWild Standard, Version 2.0  Performance Indicators (August 2010) (PDF, 0.4 - 1.5 MB)

Available in: English, Bosnia & Herzegovina, FrenchGerman, Hungarian, PolishPortuguese, Russian, Spanish

Earlier versions leading up to its development can be found here, and an explanation of the major changes introduced in Version 2.0 here (PDF, 100 KB).

Implementation guidance documents:

A number of implementation guidance documents have been produced during projects piloting the FairWild Standard and its precursor, ISSC-MAP, in selected countries worldwide. In order to make documents available as soon as possible, some have been published in working draft format.  Your feedback on these documents is welcomed, and will help inform revisions to improve the documents. 

ISSC-MAP Resource Assessment guidance document (DRAFT: PDF, 1.1 MB)

ISSC-MAP Management Planning guidance document (DRAFT: PDF, 800 KB)

FairWild Guidance Manual for Social and Fair Trade Aspects (UPDATED DEC 2013: PDF, 1.2 MB)

IMO Manual for Sustainable Wild Collection Practices (PDF, 2.1 MB)

IMO Manual for Developing and Implementing an Internal Control System (PDF, 1.9 MB)

IMO Manual for Quality Assurance (PDF, 1.6 MB)

IMO Manual for Management Planning & Resource Assessment for Low Risk Species [under revision]

IMO Monographs for Selected Wild Plants from the Caucasus (PDF, 3.2 MB)

The following manuals were developed in the context of projects supporting sustainable wild collection and improved market access in South East Europe, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO). They are made available for download with the kind permission of the publishers.

MEDICINAL PLANTS: Manual for Collectors Based on Principles of Organic Production. English language version. (Bosnia & Herzegovina, 2003) (PDF, 3.8 MB)
MEDICINAL PLANTS: Manual for Collectors Based on Principles of Organic Production. Albanian language version. (Kosovo, 2007) (PDF, 3.6 MB)


Other documents

FairWild Standard in practice - certification and more. (PDF, 0.2 MB)

An introduction to implementing FairWild certification. (PDF, 0.1 MB)

Risk classification - explanatory notes. (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Minimum requirements for FairWild-certified operators (PDF, 100 KB)

FairWild information for industry, in Japanese. Available as a brochure (PDF, 4.4MB) and info sheet (PDF, 4MB). See also the TRAFFIC Japan website.

Introduction to FairWild, in Chinese. Available from TRAFFIC Taiwan website.

Examples of resource assessments and other studies based on FairWild Standard principles are available from the Traditional and Wild project website.