About Collaborative Partnership on Wildlife (CPW)

Bushmeat hunting and sustainable wildlife management are complex topics that require close collaboration between Parties, relevant organizations, indigenous peoples and local communities, and the private sector. Collaboration between relevant organizations was encouraged at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the CBD, in 2012. Building on this collaboration, it was recommended to form a collaborative partnership on wildlife management, inviting relevant global organizations, with a view to support the implementation of the recommendations of the Convention on Biological Diversity Liaison Group on Bushmeat, as well as to enhance coordination and exchange information on sustainable wildlife management.

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) was established on 10 March 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand to serve as a voluntary association of international organizations with substantive mandates and programmes to promote the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. Its mission is to increase cooperation and coordination among its members to promote the sustainable management of terrestrial vertebrate wildlife in all biomes and geographic areas, contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to human food safety and security, livelihoods and well-being. It provides a platform for addressing wildlife management issues that require national and supra-national responses.

The CPW aims to carry out its mission by:

  • facilitating communication and the sharing of information on policies, programmes and activities among members and other interested parties;
  • promoting debate, increasing understanding, and identifying and filling knowledge gaps on critical wildlife management issues;
  • contributing to the streamlining and harmonization of wildlife use and management-related reporting to international organizations and instruments, fostering a common understanding of wildlife-related terms and definitions;
  • facilitating the work of parties to wildlife-related environmental Conventions by providing advice and producing joint statements and papers on issues relevant to the international wildlife policy-related dialogue;
  • contributing to the implementation of Decisions emanating from wildlife-related Conventions, including the CBD Decision XI/25 on sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management;
  • undertaking joint initiatives amongst members and collaborative activities with partners and interested countries;
  • developing and submitting coordinated project proposals to CPW members, partners and other relevant bodies including donors;
  • facilitating cross-sectoral cooperation at all levels, especially with supra-national focus;
  • serving as a clearing house for information on sustainable wildlife management.
last updated:  Friday, February 27, 2015