Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy


Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods: involving communities in sustainable wildlife management and combating illegal wildlife trade

This report, co-authored by SULi, highlights key lessons from experience for engaging communities in combating unsustainable use and illegal wildlife trade, and sets out eight key insights to guide action. Read more here

Watch the following clip on the Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods meeting.

Cover of Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods Photo: Wild Life, Wild Livelihoods

Wild life, wild lives: enough talking already

New Blog! SULi member Dilys Roe (from IIED) discusses the imperative for action when it comes to involving local people and communities in wildlife conservation.  Read Dilys' blog here

Living in close proximity to wildlife is not a neutral-impact relationship (Photo: Creative Commons, via Pixaby)

The voice missing from the elephant trophy debate? Africans.

SULi Chair Rosie Cooney responds to the Trump administration's back-and-forth on lifting the ban on Elephant imports from Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Read Rosie's Washington Post article here in English and click here for Rosie's article in Spanish (es).


Event: Killing for Conservation

2 September 2017, 8.30am - 5pm, Australian Museum, Sydney

SULi Chair, Rosie Cooney will be speaking at this event about the role of the IUCN in sustainable use of wildlife for conservation and livelihoods.  This event is sponsored by the Royal Zoological Society of 
New South Wales - click here to read more.

SULiNews 11, August 2017

New! Relaunch of SULiNews Issue 11 (August 2017) out today.  Click on links to read great case studies on sustainable use, sustainable livelihoods, wildlife trade and wildlife crime.

Reticulated Giraffe, Samburu National Park, Kenya

SULi Regional East and Southern Africa meeting - Chiredzi, Zimbabwe 23-24 May 2017

Eastern and Southern African SULi members met in Chiredzi, Zimbabwe at the beautiful Chilo Lodge in May to discuss the potential for the two regions to work together on sustainable use and livelihoods issues.  The group workshopped, brainstormed, and came up with a clear direction and set of goals for the collaboration.   This meeting was made possible through the kind support of the Austrian Ministry of the Environment and the EU Wild Programme.

Click here to read the report

SULi regional East and Southern Africa meeting 2017


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    Note from the CEESP Chair


    CEESP Note from the Chair -- Kristen Walker-Painemilla It has been a fruitful 2018 for CEESP so far. The last half of 2017 and first quarter of 2018 has focused on our partnership with the Community Conservation Research Network (CCRN) and planning for the...

  • IUCN Delegation IPBES-6, Medellin, Colombia March 2018 Photo: Angela Andrade

    IPBES-6 - Moving indigenous and local knowledge forward


    CEESP News - by Aroha Te Pareake Mead, CEESP Chair, 2008-2016 The work of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has direct relevance to CEESP at many different levels and offers some direct...

  • IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020 signing ceremony Photo: IUCN

    France to host IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020


    Marseille, France – The French Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, today signed an agreement to jointly organise the next IUCN World Conservation Congress, to be held in 2020 in...

  • Deforestation, Midle watershed Rio Sico, Honduras Photo: Osvaldo Munguia 2018

    Food Security and the Protection of Indigenous Territories - The Case of the Indigenous Peoples of La Moskitia in Honduras


    CEESP News - by Osvaldo Munguia, Director of Mopawi and IUCN-CEESP Regional Vice Chair - Meso & South America Indigenous territories are usually described as “National Lands” - meaning they are property of the government. But, in reality,...

  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, sacred site of the Anangu Photo: © Conservation International/photo by Sterling Zumbrunn

    Promoting and integrating the cultural and spiritual significance of nature in the governance and management of protected and conserved areas


    CEESP News - by Dr. Bas Verschuuren, Co-Chair: IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas The IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas’ Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas...

  • Drafting of the first iucn ipo strategy March 2018 Photo: Kevin Chang

    Strengthening indigenous voice and action in IUCN and conservation


    CEESP News - By Kaia Boe, with input from IUCN IPO Members A landmark decision for indigenous peoples and conservation was adopted by the Members Assembly at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Conservation...

  • blurred people in forest with branch in foreground Photo: Craig Beatty / IUCN

    Where tropical forest governance meets the ‘Beast from the East’


    A blog by Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri, international scholar and editor of a new book on responsive forest governance – a look at how forest governance has global implications for regulating climate and more.

  • Plan de gestion et convention de Balandougouba en Guinée


    Le plan de gestion de la fprêt de Balandougouba a été mis en oeuvre par les populations et les autorités locales à la faveur de la mise en oeuvre du Partenariat pour la Gouvernance Environnementale en Afrique de l'Ouest 

  • IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the UNPFII IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered IUCN's statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York, April 2018. Photo: IUCN/Lorena Aguilar

    An indigenous-led strategy for conservation in IUCN


    IUCN Indigenous Peoples Member Organisation representative Yeshing Juliana Upún Yos delivered the following statement to the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York City last week.

  • Participants are giving information on Wetlands - World Wetlands Day Celebration Photo: Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain

    World Wetlands Day Celebration at Tata Steel Zoological Park, Jamshedpur, India


    CEESP News - by Dr Hishmi Jamil Husain, Head, Environment & Forest Management, Tata Steel Ltd. Today`s current development of human settlements is a major concern for wetland conservation. The city of Jamshedpur in the east Indian state of...


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