Sustainable use is one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: "sustainable use means the use of components of biological diversity in a way and at a rate that does not lead to the long-term decline of biological diversity, thereby maintaining its potential to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations" -- http://www.biodiv.org/programmes/socio-eco/use/. Inevitably there are many nuances of interpretation, especially of "needs and aspirations".

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Fighting Sustainable Use
Scientific American interview with crocodile hunter Steve Irwin, March 23, 2001.
International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation
Campaigns for sustainable hunting as an instrument for protection of species and natural resources. Background information and details of working groups.
IWMC World Conservation Trust
NGO promoting sustainable use of wild resources as a conservation mechanism
Man In Nature
A quarterly webzine publishing and reprinting articles on the sustainable use / conservation debate.
Planning for Sustainable Use of Land Resources
Document in 7 chapters prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN as a background paper for Agenda 21.
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