WCC 2016 Rec 100 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Cambridge Office
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
South Africa
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife / South Africa
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingFollowing an increase in number of landowners wanting to engage in the practice of intensive and selective breeding of game in Namibia, the Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism has been proactively engaging in processes to review threats, policy and legislation. This process has involved convening a seminar with international specialists, including the IUCN Antelope Specialist Group, and those with experience in the potential issues and risks. Following this various measures have been incorporated into the draft conservation Bill that would make provision for better regulation of the practise of selective breeding, as well as to empower the Minister to regulate the import and export of animals.On-going
OtherWithin the hunting industry there are some positive developments. The South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association has highlighted, in particular, the reputational and associated economic risks of this practice to the wildlife economy of South Africa. This organisation has also sponsored research into aspects of the risks of the practice of intensive breeding, particularly a scientific assessment of the increase in impermeable fencing in wild systems. This is due for publication shortly.On-going
Scientific/technical activitiesA group of South African scientists has been working on an assessment of the risks of intensive and selective breeding of wild animals on biodiversity and the biodiversity economy of South Africa. Using the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES) conceptual framework, the potential risks of selective breeding and intensive management of wild animals to South Africa’s biodiversity and the biodiversity economy were assessed.On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
A number of actions in southern Africa have helped to implement this motion but there is no overall coorindation. The major focus has been on convening stakeholders and technical assessments.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Lack of global coordination and resources.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingEstablish an effective international forum or forums (at least at a subregional scale) to discuss issues and recommend common approaches
Policy influencing/advocacyCreate a uniform and coherent legal and regulatory framework, within and across countries, to manage the risks associated with this selective breeding.
Policy influencing/advocacyDevelop an effective certification system to allow for consumer choice and for effective incentives for landowners undertaking conservation-compatible practices
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