Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management
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: