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Sustainable Use of Wild Species is Key to Achieve Sustainable Development

Article by Co-Chairs of IPBES #SustainableUse Assessment


The co-chairs of the IPBES assessment of the sustainable use of wild species argue forcefully that sustainable use of biodiversity is vital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Read the complete article on the IISD SDG Knowledge Hub:



• The IPBES assessment of the sustainable use of wild species aims to address challenges faced by policymakers and will be completed in 2022.

• Wild species provide half of the world's seafood, a significant proportion of timber and energy, and remain a major source of protein, fiber and medicines for many communities in both developing and developed countries.

• Policies and decisions relating to the use of wild species will have consequences for people who depend on these species and affect progress towards the SDGs.