Species

Sustainable use and trade

Sustainable Use and Trade

As the human population grows, the survival of many species is threatened by overexploitation for food, medicines and cultural uses. Illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth US$50-150 billion per year (UNEP 2014 Year Book). Effective governance of the use and trade of wildlife is thus essential to secure species survival. 

IUCN, through its Global Species Programme and Species Survival Commission (SSC) Specialist Groups, including the CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi), promotes the sustainable use and trade of wild species by: 


For more information please contact: Patricia Cremona - Programme Officer, Sustainable Use and Trade

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