Sustainable use of wild species assessment
Thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species
At its sixth session (IPBES-6) in Medellin, Colombia in 2018, the IPBES Plenary approved the undertaking of a thematic assessment of the sustainable use of wild species.
The assessment report is scheduled to be presented for the Plenary’s acceptance, and its summary for policymakers for its approval, at the Plenary’s tenth session (IPBES 9), at a location and date to be determined.
The assessment will consider various approaches to the enhancement of the sustainability of the use of wild species and to strengthen related practices, measures, capacities and tools for their conservation through such use, taking into account the multiple worldviews and knowledge systems that operate within different socio-ecological contexts. The assessment will be solution-oriented, with the overall aim of identifying challenges and opportunities to establish or strengthen measures and conditions that ensure and promote the sustainable use of wild species.