Wildlife Economy Library


While Australia’s laws concerning wildlife trade are some of the most stringent in the world, they are not intended to obstruct the sustainable activities of legitimate organizations and individuals. Instead, they have been designed to demonstrate that when managed effectively wildlife trade contributes to, and is entirely compatible with, the objectives of wildlife conservation. [Published: 2012]
Markets & Trade, Oceania
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 Rich in biological diversity, South Africa’s natural habitats are internationally recognized as a conservation priority. Biodiversity loss continues, however, and limited scope to enlarge the state protected areas, combined with funding shortages for public parks, means that conservationists are increasingly turning to private landowners for solutions. The recent boom in privately owned wildlife ranches in South Africa has the potential to contribute to conservation in South Africa. This paper explores the benefits, limitations, and challenges of private wildlife ranching as a tool for conservation in South Africa through interviews with key stakeholders working within conservation and wildlife ranching, and through case studies of threatened species programs.  Exploring the Role of Private Wildlife Ranching as a Conservation Tool in South Africa: Stakeholder Perspectives - Jenny A. Cousins, Jon P. Sadler, and James Evans, Ecology and Society, 2008 [Published: 2008]
Production & Utilisation, Africa
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Sub-Saharan Africa continues to face the daunting challenge of alleviating poverty due to slow economic growth. In southern Africa, most countries are adopting policies that promote the integration of biodiversity conservation and rural development to contribute to rural poverty alleviation. Numerous approaches have been undertaken in this endeavour, including Transfrontier Parks (TFPs) and Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs). This paper discusses some of the limitations of the TFPs. Transfrontier conservation areas: Integrating biodiversity and poverty alleviation in Southern Africa - Simon M. Munthali, Natural Resources Forum, United Nations, 2007 [Published: 2007]
Wildlife Economy, Africa
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This paper represents a first attempt to assess the role of the private sector in supplying protected land or ‘land under wildlife’ in southern Africa. Although limited information exists on private conservation initiatives, it is possible to conclude that the private sector plays an indispensable role in the provision of biodiversity in the region. Private Supply of Protected Land in Southern Africa: A Review of Markets, Approaches, Barriers and Issues  - Workshop Paper, World Bank / OECD International Workshop on Market Creation for Biodiversity Products and Services, Paris, 25 and 26 January 2001 [Published: 2001]
Markets & Trade, Africa
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 'Sustainable Use Initiative' adopted by the 1st Session of the World Conservation Congress, requested the Species Survival Commission's (SSC) Sustainable Use Specialist Group (SUSG) to develop urgently a short policy paper on sustainable use for written comment from IUCN members, and for SSC to take these comments into account in preparing a final draft for presentation at the next World Conservation Congress. IUCN Policy Statement on Sustainable Use of Wild Living Resources - IUCN World Conservation Congress, Amman, October 2000 [Published: 2000]
Policy, Global
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Global Forest Watch

Global Global Forest Watch (GFW) is an online platform that provides data and tools for monitoring forests. By harnessing cutting-edge technology, GFW allows anyone to access near real-time information about where and how forests are changing around the world.

Since launching in 2014, over 1.5 million people have visited Global Forest Watch from every single country in the world.

Website: https://www.globalforestwatch.org/ [Published: 2014]
Habitat Conservation, Production & Utilisation, Forestry, Forestry, Global

Global Fishing Watch

Global Fishing Watch was founded by Google, Skytruth, and Oceana in 2014. Their vision was to launch a transparency platform that would reveal the location and behaviors of commercial fishing fleets everywhere on the oceans through a freely accessible fishing activity map and processed data sets. Their purpose was to protect the world’s fisheries, which are an important source of protein for almost half of the people on the planet and yet, we have allowed them to be decimated by overfishing.

Website: http://globalfishingwatch.org/ [Published: 2014]
Wildlife Conservation, Markets & Trade, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Global
These Guidelines are designed to be applicable to the full spectrum of conservation translocations. They are based on principle rather than example.  Throughout the Guidelines there are references to accompanying Annexes that give further detail.

IUCN/SSC (2013). Guidelines for Reintroductions and Other Conservation Translocations. Version 1.0. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN Species Survival Commission,  viiii + 57 pp. [Published: 2013]
Wildlife Conservation, Production & Utilisation, Global
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