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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