SUME at IAF Conference in Abu Dhabi
27 Sep 2022

SUME and ESUG members attended a 3-day conference in Abu Dhabi on "The Significance of Indigenous People and Local Communities in linking Intangible Cultural Heritage and Wildlife Conservation". This event marked the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between IUCN and the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) on raptor conservation and stakeholder networking. Adrian Lombard, Elizabeth Leix, Alessandra Oliveto, Janusz Sielicki, Julian Mühle, Robert Kenward and Véronique Blontrock were all speakers and joined many young falconers for a training workshop on running our networks. Janusz launched IAF's new conservation network and presentations from the conference are available for access here.

SUME and SULi cooperate for IPBES Plenary 9
09 Jul 2022

Members of SULi and SUME (here Gabriela Lichtenstein & Julian Mühle) worked with Team-IUCN at Plenary 9 of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Bonn during 3-9 July 2022. A main task of Plenary 9 was to approve the IPBES Assessment of Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, which was started in 2017 and exceeds 1100 pages. An advance version of the 30-page Summary for Policy Makers (SPM) is available online already with a press release from IPBES. The STM is now also covered in a two-page review for SULi and SUME members; comments on the two-pager are welcome, to help prepare for adding much material to our Naturalliance network when IPBES publishes the full six-chapter assessment..


IUCN webinar on "Need Restoration be Multilingual"
29 Jun 2021

IUCN-CEM's Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group (ERTG) holds a very useful webinar series on “Ecosystem Restoration: Global Initiatives in Science and Practice” on the third Friday of each month. On 18 June 2021, the topic “Need Restoration be Multilingual?” was presented by members of SUME. We highlighted work on sustainable use solutions via international conventions, scientific papers and multilingual Glocal (Global with Local) networks. Please visit the ESUG website for links to the abstract and talk itself. There is also a copy of the a recording of the presentation for access here and a link to register for further ERTG webinars.




IUCN-CEMs Ecosystem Restoration Thematic Group (ERTG) hält eine sehr nützliche Webinarreihe zum Thema "Ökosystem-Restaurierung: Globale Initiativen in Wissenschaft und Praxis" jeweils am dritten Freitag des Monats. Am 18. Juni 2021 wurde das Thema "Need Restoration be Multilingual?" (Muss Restauration Multilingual Sein) von Mitgliedern von SUME vorgestellt. Wir beleuchteten die Arbeit an nachhaltigen Nutzungslösungen über internationale Konventionen, wissenschaftliche Veröfentlichungen und mehrsprachige Glocal (Globale Kentnisse Lokal verbreiten) Netzwerke. Bitte besuchen Sie die Siete der ESUG für ein Kurzfassung und wietere Details, sowie eine Aufzeichnung auf Englisch mit einem Link zur Anmeldung für weitere ERTG-Webinare.




El Grupo Temático de Restauración de Ecosistemas (ERTG) de la UICN-CEM celebra una serie de seminarios web muy útiles sobre "Restauración de ecosistemas: Iniciativas globales en la ciencia y la práctica" el tercer viernes de cada mes. El 18 de junio de 2021, el tema "¿Es necesario que la restauración sea multilingüe?" fue presentado por miembros de SUME. Destacamos el trabajo sobre soluciones de uso sostenible a través de convenios internacionales, artículos científicos y redes multilingües Glocal (Conocimientos Globales applicados a nivel local). Por favor, visite el sitio web de ESUG para más detalles y una grabación en Ingles. En ambos casos puede seguir el siguiente enlace para inscribirse en otros seminarios web de ERTG.




Le Groupe thématique UICN-CEMs sur la restauration des écosystèmes (ERTG) organise une série de webinaires très utiles sur « Restauration des écosystèmes : initiatives mondiales en science et en pratique » le troisième vendredi de chaque mois. Le 18 juin 2021, le thème « La restauration doit-elle être multilingue ? » a été présenté par des membres de SUME. Nous avons mis en lumière les travaux sur les solutions d'utilisation durable via des conventions internationales, des papiers scientifiques et des réseaux multilingues Glocal (Global with Local). Veuillez consulter le site Web de l'ESUG pour une resume et plus de détails et un enrigistrement en anglaise avec un lien pour vous inscrire à d'autres webinaires ERTG.


Las Naciones Unidas cumplen 75 años. ¡Feliz cumpleaños!
14 Aug 2020

¡Todos están invitados a una encuesta de las Naciones Unidas! El observador de la ONU con experiencia específica en biodiversidad, conservación de la naturaleza y uso sostenible es la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN).  Por ello, se insta a visitar nuestro sitio Naturalliance. En cada caso, por favor elija su idioma en la parte superior derecha.

SUME chairs at Bird Trade Workshop in Abu Dhabi
27 Aug 2019

A lot of ‘wildlife crime’ occurs because local traditions are rendered illegal by decisions made in English at international conventions without the awareness, let alone with consultation in their own language, of those affected. Such crime can be addressed by giving more scope for local people to act legally and explaining in local languages why that is important. Recommendations to that effect were one outcome of a workshop organised on 27 August in Abu Dhabi by the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey, the Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species and the Bern Convention. After a talk by SUME chairs and members of ESUG, our network to promote legal use of Saker Falcons was re-launched in 10 languages by an Emirati diplomat, HE Awadh Ali Sali, by pressing the button to publish launches in Karlovac
23 Apr 2019

The network for conserving ecosystems through sustainable use launched with 22 languages when Ambassador Andrew Dalgleish pressed the button at Aquatika in Croatia on 23 April 2019. This was part of a Regional Meeting of SUME, which was held with European Sustainable Use Group in Karlovac, Croatia, during 23-25 April 2019. See the Croatia Meeting page for details.

SUME met in Lima, Peru
27 Oct 2017

SUME's 4th meeting was kindly hosted during 26-27 October 2017 by the 

Instituto de Ciencias de la Naturaleza, Territorio y Energía Renovables at the

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Download proceedings of the meeting to read the abstracts, linked to Powerpoint presentations and other useful information.

SUME met in Kyrgyzstan
07 Sep 2017

SUME’s third meeting since its creation in 2014 was in the small town of Cholpon Ata, on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul in Central Asia. The meeting was kindly hosted on 7 September 2017 by the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF). Download the report.

CEM Chairs at two SUME meetings in 2017
25 Aug 2017

Piet Wit, CEM Chair during 2008-16, is the keynote speaker in a Conference on the Saker Falcon in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan at 08.45 on 7 September. Piet and SUME members who coordinate three continents will attend the SUME meeting that follows. If you can come for the day, there is still time to contact


The next SUME meeting will be in Lima, Peru, during 26-27 October 2017. If you live in South America, do try to come to this meeting, which will be attended by CEM Chair Angela Andrade and all the SUME coordinators for the Americas. See the pages for more details in English and Spanish.




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