In December 2001 the SUT and NORAGRIC published Lessons Learned: Case Studies in Sustainable Use comprising the six case studies that use an earlier version of the Analytic Framework as a starting point from which to analyze specific use regimes and management systems. This document is the original Analytic Framework used. The purpose of developing this Analytic Framework is to promote a better understanding of the factors that affect sustainability of the use of living natural resources. This understanding relates to the application of a methodology based on the interaction of different factors that comprise this model. This interaction assumes a multidisciplinary approach that allows for an empirical characterization of the sustainable use of living natural resources from biological, ecological, social, economic, political, cultural and historical points of view.