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SBSTTA 18 Recommendation XVIII/13

XVIII/13.Sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice
1.Takes note of the progress report submitted by the Executive Secretary; 64
2.Recommends that the Conference of the Parties at its twelfth meeting adopt a decision along the following lines:
The Conference of the Parties,
Recalling decision XI/25 on sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management and Article 10(c) of the Convention on Biological Diversity on customary sustainable use;
1.Welcomes the establishment of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management;
2.Acknowledges the outcomes of the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, held in 2014, 65 and stresses the considerable scale and detrimental economic, social and environmental consequence of illegal trade in wildlife;
3.Notes that the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, consistent with decisions X/32 and XI/25 is working towards the sustainable use of biodiversity and its integration into the management of land, forests, and water resources;
4.Takes note of the “One Health” approach to develop national and local wildlife surveillance systems and strengthen countries’ biosecurity associated with bushmeat practices;
5.Welcomes the approval by the second Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), 66 as part of its Work Programme 2014-2018, the initiation of scoping for a thematic assessment on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools, for consideration by the Plenary at its fourth session;
6.Also notes Decision 16.149 of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which requested the Standing Committee to review Resolution 13.11 on Bushmeat, taking into consideration the decisions and guidance developed under the Convention on Biological Diversity, including the outcomes of the Joint Meeting of the Liaison Group on Bushmeat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, for the consideration of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora;
7.Encourages cooperation between national focal points of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora on sustainable wildlife management, including bushmeat to ensure synergies between the two conventions;
8.Requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management, subject to the availability of resources:
(a)To prepare technical guidance on the role of sustainable wildlife management for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020;
(b)To enhance communication and information sharing among members of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management and prepare joint awareness raising and outreach materials;
(c)To report on progress to the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice at a meeting to be held prior to the thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
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  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme