Definitions for "SUSTAINABLE USE"
use of a population or ecosystem within some parameters that permit their renewal, compatible with biodiversity conservation in the long term.
managing resources so that they produce continuously, unimpaired by periodic harvests
To sustain anything is to "keep it going" and thus sustainable use is a use which can be kept going. With wildlife, uses cannot be sustained unless the wildlife is conserved, so many people agree that sustainable use = conservation. The Northern Territory of Australia was one of the pioneers with sustainable use of crocodiles along with Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea and the United States. Wildlife Management International has been involved in the research and management needed to realise it.