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Why eat wild meat? Preliminary findings from a literature review on key drivers of wild meat as a food choice

  1. The Executive Secretary circulates herewith, for the information of participants in the twenty-third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, an in-depth report entitled “Why eat wild meat? Preliminary findings from a literature review on key drivers of wild meat as a food choice", produced by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
  2. The report supports the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in particular with regard to paragraph 8 of decision 14/7, in which the Executive Secretary was requested to compile the submissions on the consideration of the voluntary guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector and make them available through the clearing-house mechanism. It is also relevant to paragraph 9 (c), in which the Executive Secretary was requested, in collaboration with other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management, subject to the availability of resources, to further evaluate multidisciplinary approaches to combining better knowledge of the use of and trade in wildlife, taking into account the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities and livelihood alternatives for the customary sustainable use of wildlife, possibly including an understanding of the taxonomy and ecology of the species involved, a review and strengthening of legal frameworks, the identification and promotion of best practices for sustainably managing and using wildlife, and an examination of the provisions of food and livelihood alternatives relating to customary sustainable use of wildlife through, among other things, a review of existing activities relating to the Partnership.
  3. The report is presented in the form and language in which it was received by the Secretariat.
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