Read the last Chair's message from Rosie for a while, as she goes on maternity leave from January-June 2014. In her final contribution to SULiNews, Rosie introduces Mike Murphree as SULi interim Chair and discusses recent IUCN and SULi activities to ensure that efforts to combat wildlife crime adequately recognise the importance of livelihoods, incentives and sustainable use.
> Read Rosie's message
FORUM - responses invited
Under what conditions is wildlife farming a solution?
Wildlife farming is often proposed as a market-based solution to the illegal wildlife trade, where sustainable harvest is not viable, and/or as an alternative to heavy-handed regulation. But under what conditions is farmed wildlife a viable solution that would likely benefit conservation? Jacob Phelps and others assembled a checklist.
> Read Jacob's article
EDGE - where theory, policy and practice meet
The legal ivory market in China: part 2
Kirsten Conrad en Brendan Moyle follow up on their preliminary report in SULiNews 4, with their final assessment of the market dynamics and monitoring and control systems of China's legal ivory industry.
> Read Kirsten and Brendan's article
Unlocking the potential of wild edibles
The Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition project is on a mission to promote the conservation and use of nutritious wild biodiversity. Teresa Borelli and Danny Hunter report on this global, cross-cutting initiative.
> Read Teresa and Danny's article
Controversy over sustainable use in southern Africa
There has been a flurry of debate and activity around sustainable use, wildlife trade and poaching in southern Africa in recent months. Debbie Peake and Vernon Booth share their views on the controversies and the unintended consequences of hunting and trade bans.
> Read Debbie's and Vernon's articles
Transfrontier Conservation, sustainable use and the southern African challenge
Clara Bocchino reflects on 25 years of Transfrontier Conservation efforts in southern Africa. What can we learn from the successes achieved and the challenges that remain?
> Read Clara's article
Regional economic impacts and wellbeing from the wild: developing measurement tools
The impact of hunting and fishing goes far beyond wildlife populations and conservation. In Finland, Mikko Rautiainen and colleagues study the direct and indirect socio-economic benefits of fishing and hunting by measuring regional economic footprint and effect on wellbeing.
> Read Mikko and Karoliina's article
Indigenous Australian hunting practice increases animal populations
Indigenous knowledge and scientific understanding meet in Australia’s Western Desert, where populations of monitor lizards double in areas where they are heavily hunted by Indigenous Australians. Rob Jordan shares the remarkable results of a study by Stanford Woods Institute affiliated scientists.
> Read Rob's article
Positive incentives for conserving pangolins in Asia and the challenges to be overcome
Scaly anteaters might seem like unusual candidates for a conservation through sustainable use approach in the traditional sense. Dan Challender explores the potential of positive incentives, such as monetary compensation, for pangolin conservation.
> Read Dan's article
People and protected areas: spiritual and cultural values in Australia and South Africa
Protected areas are increasingly charged with a mandate to provide benefits to local populations, such as economic returns or governance rights. But what about less tangible benefits like cultural and spiritual values? Jennifer Strickland-Munro sheds light on the more elusive aspects of benefit sharing.
> Read Jennifer's article
European "Hunting for Solutions" conference
FACE Hunting for Solutions Conference “As hunters, we want nature to enjoy and wildlife for hunting - in other words we rely on biodiversity”. Gabor von Bethlenfalvy reports on the FACE conference.
> Read Gabor's report
IUCN / China State Forest Administration study on bear farming and its impact on bear poaching
Asiatic black bear IUCN and China take first steps on bear farming, following last year's World Conservation Congress' Recommendation. Rosie Cooney represented SULi at this constructive meeting.
> Read Rosie's report
Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife meeting
CPW IUCN Regional Director Ali Kaka puts joint publications on themes such as Human-Wildlife-Conflict and a certification scheme for wild meat on the agenda at the second meeting of the CPW.
> Read Ali's report
A new platform for Verified Conservation Areas (and what that means)
Restoration of a vineyard landscape in Russia for both conservation and sustainable use Participants to the 5th expert meeting of the Green Development Initiative discussed how to scale up area based conservation. Frank Vorhies reports on the outcomes.
> Read Frank's report