Activity 14: Ensure sustainable use of bushmeat species

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Encourage sustainable levels of offtake for bushmeat species in Appendix II and III of CITES: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Improve the domestic management of CITES-listed species harvested, traded and consumed as bushmeat: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Define clearly the administrative responsibilities of the government agencies involved in the domestic and international regulation of trade in bushmeat: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Clarify or establish property rights regarding CITES-listed species harvested, traded and consumed as bushmeat and involve local communities in monitoring: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Review and, if needed, revise logging and other natural resource concessions to ensure that they contribute to the legal, non-detrimental harvest and trade in bushmeat: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Encourage the adoption of codes of conduct by the timber, fishing and other natural resource extraction industries, that discourage illegal or unsustainable harvesting, and trade in bushmeat: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Recognize the important role they can play in providing assistance, especially to range States, in regulating the trade in bushmeat and tackling the associated issues of poverty, habitat degradation, human population growth and utilization of natural resources: CITES Resolution 13.11
  • Implement the expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity in the context of national priorities and needs through providing advice on the development of policies, enabling legislation and strategies that promote the sustainable use of and trade in bushmeat: CBD Decision VI/22, 11 SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Members to ensure that the practice of hunting, including falconry if practised, is carried on in accordance with the national measures in force, complies with the principles of wise use and ecologically balanced control of the species of birds concerned and that this practice is compatible as regards the population of these species: EU Birds, Article 7 (4)

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VI/22, 11
CBD Decision VI/22, Annex
One of the activities listed under Programme Element 1, Goal 4, Objective 2 is providing advice on the development of policies, enabling legislation and strategies that promote the sustainable use of and trade in bushmeat. This is overlaps with activities suggested by CITES Resolution 13.11.