Policy and Law

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Together with the CIC Applied Science and Culture Divisions, the aim of the Policy and Law Division (PLD) is to advocate the benefits of conservation through the sustainable use of wildlife. In today’s political landscape, science alone is often not enough to promote the benefits of sustainable use.

The three pillars of sustainability: economy, ecology and social matters, are all linked to the work of the Division.

The principle of sustainable use is widely recognised in the United Nations (UN) and other international conventions. Within the field of biodiversity conservation, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has established the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity as one of the three pillars of the CBD. This is further strengthened under the CBD by the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable use of Biodiversity. The PLD aligns itself with these principles and strives to identify mutually beneficial activities in promoting them.

Structure, Contacts

Shane Mahoney

Division President

Conservation Visions Inc.

PO Box 5489 – Stn C | 354 Water Street
St. John’s, Newfoundland A1C 5W4
Phone: +1 709 754 4780
E-mail: Insights@ConservationVisions.com

Wolf Krug

Division Deputy-President

Core Working Fields

  • Hunting Laws and Policies
  • Multilateral Agreements
  • Weapons, Ammunition and Cross-border Movement