A woman in Kiat Ngong village, Xe Pian National Biodiversity Conservation Area, Lao PDR

Welcome to SULi!

SULi is an global expert network formed by IUCN as a joint initiative of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP).

SULi seeks to mobilse the knowledge and energy of its volunteer members, bridge the social and biological strengths of CEESP and SSC, and link strategically to a wide range of partners to synthesise knowledge and provide credible, high quality, trusted analysis and guidance on sustainable use and its contribution to conservation and livelihoods;translate this information into policy objectives and outcomes; and help mobilise ongoing efforts to change practice on the ground.

                                                          OUR MISSION
Promote both conservation and livelihoods through enhancing equitable and sustainable use of wild species and their associated ecosystems.


News from SULi

Sustainable Use in the Illegal Wildlife Trade Debate

In connection with the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, January 2014, SULi members and International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) colleagues produced this IIED briefing paper The elephant in the room: sustainable use in the illegal wildlife trade debate.

Link to the Briefing Paper

Vicuña expert Dr Bibiana Vilá awarded MIDORI prize for Biodiversity 2104

On October 15th, SULi member Dr Bibiana Vilá was one of three people awarded the MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014, at a ceremony during the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 12) in South Korea.The MIDORI Prize is a biennial international prize organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to honor individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at global, regional or local levels.    Read more...

NEW! Sustainable Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Fact Sheet

The first publication of the Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife, a fact sheet on Sustainable Wildlife Management and Biodiversity, was successfully launched on 14 October 2014 in a side event at CBD CoP 12 in Pyeongchang, Korea, with the presence of CPW Chair Braulio Dias (CBD), CPW Vice-Chair Jan Heino (CIC), the Minister of Environment and Tourism of Namibia, and various other authorities, experts and colleagues. IUCN is a member of the CPW, represented by SULi, and helped shape this factsheet.

Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife Fact sheet

The USF&WS Recognizes the Role of Trophy Hunting in Recovery of Markhor

Torghar Markhor

On October 7th 2014, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USF&WS) downlisted all straight-horned markhor, a type of wild mountain goat, from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)...

Promoting small-scale fisheries and working towards human rights-based approach in marine conservation.

Small scale fishers in India

Vivienne Solis Rivera reports on the first international instrument dedicated to defending and promoting small scale fisheries.

China's Domestic Ivory Market: Conservation Failure or Partial Conservation Success?

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China has emerged as an important and large end-market for the global trade in illegal ivory. This illegal traffic and the associated poaching surge is of immense concern. Is China's domestic ivory market a dismal conservation failure, or does it show signs of being a partial success? Kirsten Conrad and Brendan Moyle investigate....

News from IUCN

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Chair of SULi Dr Rosie Cooney
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Chairs Message, September 2014
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