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WCC 2012 Rec 179 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2013-2016
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada / Canada
Fur Institute of Canada / Canada
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami ( ITK ) / Canada
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2013-2016 (CEESP)
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessMeetings with senior IUCN personnel to discuss the significance of this issue in some states.
Policy influencing/advocacyA letter from SSC and CEESP Chairs to the World Trade Organisation regarding of EU ban on import of seals, and its livelihood and conservation impacts
Scientific/technical activitiesGlobal review of management of growing/abundant seal populations, by the CEESP/SSC Sustainable Use and Livelihoods SG and the Pinniped SG
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
These activities have as yet had little or no effect on the underlying issue of lack of consultation with range states raised in the Resolution.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Activities to broadly increase recognition and understanding of the role of sustainable use of wild resources in conservation and livelihoods
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacyOrganisations listed above continue to work to raise understanding of the importance of sustainable use for conservation and livelihoods, and the need for states to ensure they understand the impacts of relevant decisions on import of wild resources in other states, particularly on indigenous peoples and local communities, as well as on support for conservation...