This project supports the implementation of the Convention’s COP decision XII1J8. In this decision, COP requests the Executive Secretary, in collaboration with other members of the CPW, “to further elaborate technical guidance for better governance towards a more sustainable bushmeat sector, with a view to supporting Parties’ implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 20 11-2020. According to this COP decision, the technical guidance should “build on the road map on the role of bushmeat in food security and nutrition and the results of the symposium ‘Beyond enforcement: communities, governance, incentives, and sustainable use in combating illegal wildlife trade’, held in South Africa in February 2015, as well as the workshop on “Sustainable use and bushmeat trade in Colombia: operationalizing the legal framework in Colombia”, held in Leticia, Colombia, in October 2015, taking into account the perspective and knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities in customary sustainable
use of biodiversity 2011-2020.”
Now in phase 2 of this project, CIFOR works on the development of an in-depth report on governance for a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector, to be published and made available at the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP) in November 2018.