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

The objective of the proposed thematic assessment is to assess the ecological, economic, social and cultural importance, conservation status, drivers of change, and related livelihoods and values for local communities and indigenous people, of mainly harvested and traded wild species in order to identify and promote best practices and tools, including both modern technologies and indigenous and local knowledge and methods, 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.