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Researchers Build on IPBES Sustainable Use of Wild Species Report to Examine National Implications of its Findings for South Africa

Research published in the South African Journal of Science (March 2023) builds on the recent findings of the IPBES Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessment Report to examine the national implications of the assessment for South Africa, also drawing on insights from local contributing authors. In drawing these links, the researchers make the point that South Africa is a megadiverse country with a population that relies extensively on the use of wild species for food, energy, medicine, and income, amongst many other purposes. They also argue that the IPBES Sustainable Use of Wild Species assessment provides impetus for placing biodiversity at the centre of sustainable development in South African policy.
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