Report from Sustainable Use & Livelihoods (SULi)

The Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group launched its first newsletter in May and its members have been involved in the following activities:

  • finalising SSC Guidance on Trophy Hunting as a Tool to Generate Conservation Incentives. This guidance is currently being considered for approval by the SSC Steering Committee;
  • participating in a brainstorming session on "Illegal hunting of wildlife for meat in East and Southern Africa", organised by Panthera and the ZSL/WCS Range-wide Programme for Cheetah and Wild Dog Conservation, Shumba Lodge, Johannesburg in May. Mike Murphree of the Disaster Risk Reduction Centre, University of Potchefstroom, participated on behalf of SULi, presenting on CBNRM, devolution, and wild meat use;
  • drafting position papers and comments for the upcoming CoP of the Convention on Biological Diversity on sustainable use, customary use of biodiversity, and a proposed collaborative partnership on sustainable wildlife management;
  • beginning work to draft a Charter for Fungi and Biodiversity to be considered for adoption under the Bern Convention in Europe
  • developing a draft workplan to be discussed at WCC;
  • preparing for WCC, including several SULi events;

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Work area: 
Social Policy
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