Broadly, the work of SULi will include highlighting the importance of wild species for providing community benefits; analysing and communicating best-practice in aspects of sustainable use; promoting innovation in adaptive responses to the challenges of sustainable use; and developing practical tools and approaches to support sustainability and resilience in resource use.

Key thematic areas of interest are likely to include:

  • Food security
  • Wild meat (bushmeat)
  • Coastal/artisanal fisheries
  • Sustainable use/Community-based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) and community empowerment
  • Engaging with key international fora such as the CBD and CITES on sustainable use and equitable benefit-sharing. Collaboration is also anticipated with other IUCN Commissions, such as the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), and other specialist groups, programmes, and working groups both within and outside IUCN.