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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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    A participatory market systems approach to sustainable livelihoods development


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    No Net Loss: Ensuring the best possible outcomes for people and biodiversity


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    Blog: India’s Supreme Court order threatens conservation, livelihoods, and rights in India’s protected areas and forests


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    “Nourishing the Body and Soul”: Terralingua’s Langscape Magazine Explores the Biocultural Diversity of Food


    CEESP News - by TerraLingua Being together, sharing food. More than any other activity, the preparation, and consumption of meals sets the rhythm of human life. Over thousands of years, different cultures have painstakingly fine-tuned their production of...

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    Signs on the Earth; Islam, Modernity and the Climate Crisis


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    Transforming indigenous women’s lives through coffee and community in Bolivia


    CEESP News - by Lydia Cardona, Conflict Resolution and Peace Manager, Conservation International  “We work arduously,” Mrs. Betty tells me over the phone. “For us, it’s hard, leaving our homes, leaving our children…My husband would ask, ‘How will you...

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    Traditional Knowledge key in achieving Africa’s climate goals


    CEESP News - by Kanyinke Sena, co-chair of Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary and Environmental Law, and Human Rights A key outcome of UNFCCC COP 24 in Poland, was the further operationalization of the Local Communities and Indigenous...

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    Students Study Protected Areas and Learn About Climate Change and Human Health Impacts


    CEESP News - by Warren G. Lavey, University of Illinois  In a university environmental policy course addressing the benefits, protections, and challenges for natural areas, lessons, and students’ research papers provided training about the many...

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    Asian Indigenous People's struggle in COP 24


    CEESP News - by Pasang Dolma Sherpa, PhD, co-chair of SPICEH Indigenous peoples from Asia, who participated in the COP 24 of the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland from 2 to 14th Dec. 2018, felt the very important step in strengthening indigenous peoples’ roles,...


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