The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) is a voluntary partnership of international organizations that have substantive mandates and programs for the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources. The CPW was established during the CITES COP16 in March 2013. Current members are the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The goal is to increase cooperation between partners and other interested parties and to promote the conservation of terrestrial vertebrate wildlife through sustainable management.
CPW contributes to the implementation of decisions emerging from wildlife-related conventions, including CBD decision XI/25 on sustainable use of biodiversity: bushmeat and sustainable wildlife management. Its main working areas are the provision of knowledge and back-up support for addressing issues related to wildlife, food security and sustainable livelihoods as well as to provide inputs for solving the human – wildlife conflict and illegal and unsustainable hunting.
The CPW maintains a website with publications, factsheets, documents, meetings, news and country data, at http://www.fao.org/forestry/wildlife-partnership/en/.