Deliverable 3(b)(iii): Thematic assessment on sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and strengthening capacities and tools

This assessment is to address the ecological, economic, social and cultural importance, conservation status, drivers of change, of mainly harvested and traded biodiversity related products and wild species. It will also assess the potential of the sustainable use of biodiversity for the enhancement of livelihoods of indigenous peoples and local communities, including the role of traditional governance and institutions. It will identify guidelines, methods and tools and promote best practices, including both modern technologies and indigenous and local knowledge, for sustainable management and harvesting.

The assessment will contribute to identification of related knowledge gaps and better technologies, including in respect of indigenous and local knowledge. It will also contribute to the development of policy support tools and methodologies, to enhancing sustainable management schemes (including the establishment and management of harvest quotas), to aiding compliance and enforcement measures, and to addressing capacity-building needs in countries of origin.

Pending IPBES 4 Plenary decision

Role Name Affiliation Nominating Government/Organisation
Bureau expert group co-chair Senka Barudanovic Faculty of Science, Zmaja od Bosne
Bureau expert group co-chair Youngbae Suh Seoul National University
MEP expert group member Voahangy Raharimalala Office National pour lÕEnvironnement
MEP expert group member Marie Roue Laboratory of Eco-anthropology and Ethnobiology, National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)
MEP expert group member Rodrigo Antonio Medellin Instituto de Ecologia, Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxico
MEP expert group member Sebsebe Demissew Woodmatas Addis Ababa University
MEP expert group member Marie Stenseke Department of Economy and Society, Gothenburg University
Scoping expert Tony James Wapichan people
Scoping expert Robert Kenward Anatrack Ltd United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Scoping expert Elena Lazos Chavero Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de Mexico
Scoping expert Santiago Obispo REDCAM
Scoping expert Oluwatoyin Kolawole University of Botswana Botswana
Scoping expert Chinara Sadykova RCE KG
Scoping expert Gabriela Lichtenstein National Research Council (CONICET) Argentina
Scoping expert Murat Sezgin Sinop University
Scoping expert Mi Sun Park Konkuk University Republic of Korea
Scoping expert Isabelle Arpin Irstea France
Scoping expert Aleksandar Rankovic IDDRI France
Scoping expert Barbara Ayala Orozco Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad, Universidad Nacional Aut—noma de MŽxico Mexico
Scoping expert Thomas Reuter University of Melbourne Australia
Scoping expert Elvire Biye University of Yaounde I Cameroon
Scoping expert Anthony O'leary Richards The Earle Global Alliance Antigua and Barbuda
Scoping expert Somaly Chan NCSD/MoE Cambodia
Scoping expert Annelie Sjoelander Lindqvist University of Gothenburg Sweden
Scoping expert Fabrice Declerck Bioversity International/CGIAR Belgium
Scoping expert Wendy Rae Townsend Independent Consultant Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Scoping expert Lisa Hiwasaki The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Japan
Scoping expert Monica Moraes Universidad Mayor de San AndrŽs Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Scoping expert Esther Katz Institut de Recherche pour le DŽveloppement France
Scoping expert Nicholas King Independent researcher/consultant South Africa