Description: The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, at its tenth meeting (COP 10), requested the Executive Secretary in decision X/32: “In order to support current and future livelihood needs and to reduce unsustainable use of bushmeat, develop, through the Liaison Group on Bushmeat and other organizations, options for small-scale food and income alternatives in tropical and sub-tropical countries based on the sustainable use of biodiversity. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate the implementation of the above decision, as well as to encourage and enable Parties and relevant inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations to take effective action to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources in tropical and sub-tropical forests.
Description: FAO and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Forestry and Game Management Research Institute, have established a strategic partnership to assist countries from the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia in conserving their rich biodiversity and creating an enabling environment for the sustainable use of their rich wildlife resources for the benefit of the local and national economies. This workshop is a follow-up activity of the above-mentioned cooperation which started in Prague in 2006 and is known as the "Wildlife Initiative for Central Asia and the Caucasus" (WICAC).
Description: Item 4 - Forestry and wildlife in support of sustainable livelihood systems in Africa: (v) sharing lessons from forestry and wildlife-related activities in Africa: b) invasive species and their economic relevance for and impact on forests and wildlife in Africa
Description: The workshop has been organized to promote an exchange of information and experience in the field of wildlife management and conservation. The event aimed to provide a forum for discussion on current wildlife policies, institutions, legislation, governance and trade, available wildlife resources and the potential for their valorisation, as well as challenges related to poaching and the trade in illegally-sourced wildlife products in the participating countries. Participants from Central Asia and the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan), as well as selected international institutions, have been invited to attend the workshop.