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.