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

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


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

Merab Matchavariani, National Forestry Consultant for FLEG II program in Georgia, at right, discusses forest management in the Tusheti Protected Landscape with a ranger from the Sachagmo gorge in Tusheti (at left) and the director of Tusheti Protected Landscape Administration (center).

Home at Last: Tusheti Protected Landscape Officially Under Local Control

For the first time since before the Soviet era, local officials can manage and protect the forest based on local needs …  

14 Oct 2014 | Article


SOS: A Powerful Tool for governments

Learn more about SOS – Save Our Species at a celebration on resource mobilisation with colleagues also from the CBD, CEPF and LifeWeb at the Rio Convention Pavilion Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 18:30– 20:00. …  

14 Oct 2014 | News story

Consultant M.S.Lazareva holds a hand-made wicker basket given to her by this couple in Belarus after she surveyed them for the forest dependency study. The forest provides this community with heating, mushrooms, berries and other forest products and is also a source of raw materials for making wicker and other goods, mainly for personal use.

Assessing Forest Dependency in Eastern Europe

In a land with communities as diverse as its politics and landscapes, survey attempts to quantify human dependency on forests 

09 Oct 2014 | Article

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Chair of SULi Dr Rosie Cooney
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Chairs Message, September 2014
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