Migratory Species: Working Together towards a Vision for 2O2O Opportunities and Challenges for Conservation through Sustainable Use Kai Wollscheid Director General CIC – International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation. Content. A M agazine A R evolution ary M odel
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Migratory Species: Working Together towards a Vision for 2O2OOpportunities and Challenges for Conservation through Sustainable UseKai WollscheidDirector GeneralCIC – International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation
„If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.”
Henry David Thoreau
1. A Magazine
...a new monthly newspaper appeared in the US: “The American Sportsman”
Amasing shift in social and civic conscience to rescue and support wildlife for generations to come
2. A Revolutionary Model
Concept based on „Seven Sisters”:
1. public trust,
2. prohibition of commerce,
3. democratic rule of law,
4. hunting opportunity for all,
5. non-frivolous use,
6. international resources,
7. scientific management
6. International resources:
1916: Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) and the US sign the Migratory Bird Convention
1918:Migratory Bird Treaty Act implements Convention in the US
Similar agreements with other nations followed
3. A Challenge
The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (1992) applied the concept of sustainable development.
During the last years, the sector of tourism for example has developed different concepts for environmentally friendly forms of tourism. A so-called “environmental management” can assure that negative impacts of tourism are reduced to a minimum.
A number of regional and global initiatives do exist that have one aim in common: to further sustainable use of all resources (http://www.cbd.int/default.shtml).
The concept of
IUCN Policy Statement Amman 2000Sustainable Use of Wild Living Resources
“Use, if sustainable can serve human needs
on an ongoing basis while contributing to theconservation of biological diversity”
“Use of wild living resources, if sustainable, is an important conservation tool because the social and economic benefits derived from such use provide incentives for people to conserve them”
CBD has developed two very significant Guidelines: the Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development and the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (AAPG).
The Guidelines on Biodiversity and Tourism Development(http://www.cbd.int/programmes/socio-eco/tourism/guidelines.asp): CBD recognizes that sustainable tourism can provide significant benefits to biodiversity conservation. The guidelines cover all forms of tourism. Special focus lies on indigenous and local communities. Tourism can also play a crucial role in incorporating sustainable use and equity strategies within and around protected areas. The Convention furthermore asks for feedback on the effectiveness of these Guidelines.
The concept of
Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use
Principles and Guidelines for Sustainable Hunting Tourism
The Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (AAPG)(http://www.cbd.int/programmes/socio-eco/use/addis.asp) were developed and finally adopted by the Parties to the CBD in February 2004. The CIC, like IUCN, was right from the beginning a partner in this process and assisted in the development of the AAPG. The AAPG in fact represent the latest state of the art on sustainable use of biodiversity, and provide a framework for assisting stakeholders on all geographical levels, as well as institutional levels such as the UN System, Conventions, Governments, development agencies, local and indigenous communities, resource managers, the private sector and NGOs, on how to ensure that their uses of biodiversity will not lead to its long-term decline.
or apply with equal rigour
In a nutshell
monitoring, local knowledge and
on Hunting &
For Sustainable Hunting
Best Practice Manual
Hunting inthe MTC
A Red Rag?”
IUCN-ZSL Symposium on Recreational Hunting
Initiatives for sustainable hunting
Sustainable developmentis a process...
Sustainable tourism management:
Strasdas 2001 modified
Conservation needs data…
Conservation needs finance…
Special thanks to CIC Expert Prof. Shane Mahoney, Newfoundland, for his advise on the North American Wildlife Conservation Model. For further reading: http://www.rmef.org/Hunting/HuntersConservation
Contributions to this presentation came also from Kolja Zimmermann, Coordinator CIC Sustainable Hunting Tourism Programme.
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