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Submission of information on best practices for sustainable wildlife management and views on areas that require complementary guidance

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/JL/SS/MCa/91359 (2023-121)
To: CBD focal points, SBSTTA focal points, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations

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Third Meeting of Signatories to the Raptors MOU

3 - 6 July 2023, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


World Wildlife Day

3 March 2023, Geneva, Switzerland

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Genetic diversity is key in the conservation of lion populations

Biodiversity exists at three different levels: diversity between ecosystems, between species, and within species. The genetic diversity that exists within a species is what enables the species to evolve and adapt. Many studies have shown that genetic diversity provides resilience against extinction.

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Pandemic might get people to drop wild meat from the menu

The global pandemic that has killed more than 4.5 million people might have an upside for wildlife. It could persuade some people to stop buying wild meat.

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Forest-dwellers, global community must address tropical wildlife hunting risks

Increasing demand for food and traditional medicines, multiplying local wars and conflicts, an expanding legal and illegal market trade have exacerbated the wildlife crisis in recent years, damaging ecosystems and driving many species to the verge of extinction.

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Global Wildlife Trade Fueled by Income Inequality and other Social Injustice

According to a recent survey, over 420 million wild animals have been traded in 226 countries over the last two decades. According to the researchers, income inequality pushes trade, and high-income countries should pay lower-income countries to protect biodiversity.

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Preventing future pandemics by ending the wildlife trade

It is a global problem and it is particularly bad in Asia, especially China. The demand from that region for wildlife has meant that illegal trade is now bringing in animals from Africa and South America to Southeast Asia. Instead of decreasing, the illegal wildlife trade to Southeast Asia and C ...

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Commercial wildlife farms present grave threat to biodiversity

In recent decades, along with the robust development of the economy, the demand for wildlife in Vietnam, especially in big cities, has increased. Aided by overlapping and inconsistent legal regulations on the management of animal origin, wildlife hunting and trafficking activities have intensifi ...


World Migratory Bird Day 2020

10 October 2020, Bonn, Germany


World Bee Day 2020

20 May 2020, New York, United States of America

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Wet markets are not wildlife markets, so stop calling for their ban

As places where one usually buys groceries, Asia’s “wet markets” have certainly received far more attention of late than would be normally expected of an everyday neighborhood destination.

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Why humans have themselves to blame for the coronavirus pandemic

No one could have predicted the timing and trajectory of the Covid-19 pandemic, triggered by a novel coronavirus leaping from a bat into a pangolin (apparently) and from there into a person. Even so, scientists knew that a pandemic of some kind would come our way sooner or later. In the past few ...

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Rewilding bison in the Carpathians to preserve wilderness strongholds and migration routes

Nature is significantly degraded across much of Europe, impacted by factors such as infrastructure construction, intensive agriculture and forestry, and the disappearance of naturally occurring, large-bodied animals such as large carnivores and bison.

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Bats find road traffic noise 'iritating', causing activity to decrease by two-thirds

A new study has shown that road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by about two thirds and suggests that the negative effects could be felt considerable distances from the source.

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As pangolin trade heats up, Nigeria urged to do more to crack down

Law enforcement officials around the world have seized more than 200 tonnes of pangolin scales since 2016, more than half of it linked to Nigeria, a new report has found.

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Where lions roam: West African big cats show no preference between national parks, hunting zones

West African lions are a critically endangered subpopulation, with an estimated 400 remaining and strong evidence of ongoing declines.

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UNESCO grants emergency funds to assist Argentinean Biosphere Reserve threatened by poaching

Over the last year, Yabotí, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1995 and one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, has witnessed a dramatic surge in illegal wildlife poaching.

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Billion-dollar wildlife industry in Vietnam under assault as law drafted to halt trading

Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, has asked the country’s agriculture ministry to draft a directive to stop illegal trading and consumption of wildlife over fears it spreads disease.

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Wildlife conservation needs to change – and the game of Jenga can help us see why

Despite considerable effort, and some wonderful success stories, it is widely acknowledged that global conservation targets to reverse declines in biodiversity and halt species extinctions by 2020 will not be met.

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Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net'

A study has called into question the effectiveness of measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade. Critically endangered eels have been sold recently in Hong Kong stores, despite bans on their international trade, according to DNA evidence.

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S. Africa vows to combat wildlife crime

South Africa marked the World Wildlife Day on Tuesday, vowing to make concerted efforts to combat wildlife crime. "Our country, supported by its people, partners and in cooperation with other countries, will continue with these efforts in an integrated manner until this war is won," according to ...

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Bid to get ‘aquatic wild meat’ off the menu and under protection

Scientists and conservationists have long expressed concern about the consumption of bushmeat, mindful of its impact on wildlife and human health. Yet the marine equivalent has received relatively little attention, even as dwindling resources have led more small-scale fishers in places such as W ...

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Conserving wildlife is a matter of our own survival

As Uganda prepares to join the rest of the world on March 3, 2020, to celebrate the United Nations World Wildlife Day, it is imperative to reflect on both the global and local themes; sustaining all life on earth and Sustaining Wildlife in Uganda for the present and future generations, respectively.

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To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say

The coronavirus spreading from China has sickened at least 73,000 people and killed at least 2,000, setting in motion a global health emergency. But humans aren’t the only species infected. Coronaviruses attack a variety of birds and mammals. The new virus seems to have leapt from wildlife to hu ...

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MoNRE to strengthen management over wildlife trade to prevent coronavirus

Nearly 70 per cent of infectious diseases are transmitted from animals to humans, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has stated in its latest document asking for tightened management over illegal wildlife, trafficking and trading in response to the pneumonia caused by COVI ...

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New strategy needed to curb 'jaw-dropping' wildlife trafficking in southeast Asia: Report

A new strategy is urgently needed to curb wildlife trafficking in southeast Asia, one of the world’s biggest biodiversity hotspots, according to Southeast Asia: At the heart of wildlife trade, a new report released on February 19, 2020 by TRAFFIC, a non-profit working on wildlife trade.

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Three ways the United Nations Environment Programme works to address illegal trade in wildlife

The world is dealing with unprecedented threats to wildlife. The loss of habitat from farming, mining and new urban developments has dramatically decreased the natural space for wildlife. Add to that the human demand for wildlife products—which generates as much as US$23 billion annually—and an ...

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Why People Management Is Important In Wildlife Conservation: An Expert Opinion

India's national parks are of immense importance to the world. The maintenance of the sanctity of these vital habitats is no easy feat and demands the participation of multiple parties and massive funding.

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Conservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade ban

Conservationists are welcoming news that the Chinese Government has temporarily banned the sale of wildlife in markets, restaurants and over e-commerce as part of an effort to contain the Coronavirus outbreak, which has already claimed 56 lives. Defined as a zoonotic disease since it’s normally ...

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Wildlife expert, in emotional video, appeals for alternative to bushmeat in Nigeria

A wildlife expert in Nigeria, Edem Eniang, has renewed the call on Nigeria to find an alternative to bushmeat consumption for the sake of biodiversity conservation in the country.

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Call for Posters on Sustainable Wildlife Management in parallel with SBSTTA 23

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/FS/88424 (2019-091)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations

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Zoo trade in baby elephants banned internationally

A near-total ban on taking baby African elephants from the wild and selling them to zoos has been approved at a meeting in Geneva.

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Sharks and rays to be given new international protections

Countries have agreed to strengthen protections for 18 threatened species of sharks and rays, including those hunted for their meat and fins.

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Giraffe trade to be monitored, strictly regulated

Trade in Africa’s iconic giraffes and their parts will now be regulated, countries voted last week at the ongoing meeting of the global wildlife trade body.

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The fight to protect the world’s most trafficked wild commodity

Chinese demand for rosewood—trafficked more than ivory, rhino horn, and pangolin scales—is fueling a crisis in Guatemala's forests.

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Five things you need to know about CITES 18

Wildlife trafficking is a growing threat to our planet's biodiversity.

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Submission of information on Sustainable Wildlife Management (Decision 14/7)

Reference: SCBD/SSSF/AS/SBG/FS/88164 (2019-064)
To: CBD National Focal Points, SBSTTA Focal Points, indigenous peoples and local communities, and relevant organizations

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