Bibliographic database

With 2127 titles, this bibliographic database provides a comprehensive list of published literature on conservation-poverty linkages. The database has been maintained since 2012 and is updated monthly with those journal articles and publications that are featured in PCLG News and PCLG Journal Digest. You can search for publications by key word or by theme, and you can download the database into excel.

Displaying 51 - 75 of 2127 titles

Whitney CW et al
Published: 2016

Using a human ecology systems theory approach, this study gathered traditional knowledge of plants through ethnobotany field interviews with selected elders of the Vietnamese Dao, Hmong, Kinh, Ma-Lieng, Sach, Tai, Tay, and Xinh-Mun ethnic groups....

Bennet N et al
Published: 2016

Authors argue that the conservation social sciences remain misunderstood and underutilised in practice, despite their importance to providing insights into the relationships between people and nature and to improving conservation practice and outcomes...

Sims KRE, Alix-Garcia JM
Published: 2016

The authors assess the impacts of protected areas (PAs) and payments for ecosystem service (PES) on forest conservation, poverty reduction and population change at the local level in Mexico in the 2000s.  Both approaches are found to conserve forest,...

van der Ploeg J, Aquino D, Minter T , van Weerd M
Published: 2016

The authors describe four conservation projects that are aim to formalise land rights in the Philippines and demonstrate that these legalistic interventions are based on flawed assumptions, such as:

  • The capacity of the state to enforce...
Silvia Wicander et al.
Published: 2016

UNEP-WCMC have released a new manual for practitioners and researchers on Resilience and Adaptation Planning for Communities in Protected Areas. The manual outlines a practical and pragmatic community-based resilience and adaptation planning process,...

Verweijen J, Marijnen E
Published: 2016

The authors present a contribution analyses of how conservation and counterinsurgency entwine in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The paper explores the dynamics of conflict and violence, and how these shape and are shaped...

Gardner CJ , Jasper LD, Eonintsoa C, Duchene JJ, Davies ZG
Published: 2016

To explore the effectiveness of a multiple-use protected area in Madagascar, the authors surveyed bird and reptile communities in three areas across a forest disturbance gradient resulting from charcoal production and shifting cultivation. The...

Gardner CJ , Jasper LD, Eonintsoa C, Duchene JJ, Davies ZG
Published: 2016

To explore the effectiveness of a multiple-use protected area in Madagascar, the authors surveyed bird and reptile communities in three areas across a forest disturbance gradient resulting from charcoal production and shifting cultivation. The...

Nilsson D
Published: 2016

A thesis aimed at informing community-based conservation strategies, in developing country contexts, to effectively incentivise and motivate local communities to adopt conservation behaviours. Using a socio-psychological approach, the author asks:...

Nunan F
Published: 2016

Prepared for DFID (by the International Development Department, University of Birmingham), this Topic Guide explores the critical aspects of natural resource governance to help guide practitioners. Following an introductory section on ‘Why governance...

Börner J, Wunder S , Giudice R
Published: 2016

An ex-ante assessment of the impact of scaled up payments to native communities in the Peruvian Amazon as part of the National Forest Conservation Program for Climate Change Mitigation.  The paper focuses on conservation cost–effectiveness, income...

Sálvio GMM , Fontes MAL, da Silveira Junior J, da Silva HA
Published: 2016

This study sought to understand whether there are any correlations between socioeconomic development indicators – such as the Human Development Index (HDI) and Gini Index (GI) - and the presence of sustainable use and full protection conservation...

Ulian T, Sacandé M, Hudson A, Mattana E
Published: 2016

Focusing on the Useful Plants Project led by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (2007–2015), this paper describes the successes and challenges. The project involved seed collections and research on useful indigenous plants selected by communities in...

Golden C, Gupta C, Vaitla B, Myers S
Published: 2016

The authors research the food security benefits of agricultural food production and wildlife harvest in the Makira Natural Park (MNP) of Madagascar. They find strong variations in wildlife consumption among communities and households, but less...

Nilssona D, Baxtera G, Butler JRA, McAlpinea CA
Published: 2016

The authors cite this paper as the first application of a realist synthesis to community-based conservation program. They used this evaluative method to understand how 17 community-based conservation programmes change human behaviours, identifying...

Cripps C, Gardner CJ
Published: 2016

This paper is a mixed-methods investigation of the contemporary migration of traditional fishers in western Madagascar. The authors found that migrants come from southwest Madagascar and the drivers of migration include both push and pull factors i.e...

Rasolofoson RA et al
Published: 2016

A national-scale analysis in Madagascar that explores the evidence for Community Forest Management’s impact on household living standards (measured by per capita consumption expenditures). The authors found a very small positive impact on household...

Kelly AB, Gupta CA
Published: 2016

This study considers the security landscapes created by Waza (Cameroon) and Chobe (Botswana) protected areas (PAs). The authors found that conservation measures perceived as bad by the local community - such as violent, exclusionary PA creation – may...

Hickey GM, Pouliot M, Smith-Hall C, Wunder S, Nielsen MR
Published: 2016

The authors use data collected by the Poverty Environment Network (PEN) to quantify (i) the economic contribution of wild foods to rural households; (ii) the household socio-economic, demographic, and geographical correlates of wild food income; and (...

Ulambayar T, Fernández-Giménez ME, Baival B, Batjav B
Published: 2016

To understand the social outcomes of community-based rangeland management (CBRM), the authors compare 77 formally organized pastoral groups with 65 traditional herder neighbourhoods across four ecological zones of Mongolia. They found that members of...

Massé F
Published: 2016

Using a political-ecological approach, this study focuses on the increases of human wildlife conflict (HWC) in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park (LNP) and the subsequent losses of fields and livestock, as well as forms of physical displacement. The...

Newton P, Miller DC, Byenkya MAA, Agrawal A
Published: 2016

‘Forest-dependent people’ is a widely used term, but who does it refer to? And what does this mean for how many forest-dependent people there are globally? This paper provides an overview of the existing uses and definitions of the term ‘forest-...

Macura M, Secco L, Pisani E, Pullin A, Reyes-García A
Published: 2016

Focusing on Joint Forest Management and Ecodevelopment, this paper evaluates these state programmes impact on conservation knowledge, biodiversity attitudes, as well as trust in and satisfaction of the authorities in the Pench Tiger Reserve (India)....

Ngonidzashe Mutanga C, Muboko N, Edson Gandiwa E , Vengesayi S
Published: 2016

To understand the relationships between protected area (PA) staff and adjacent communities, the researchers conduced a survey with PA staff and local people in and around four PAs in Zimbabwe. They found that communities generally perceived a negative...

Twinamatsiko M, Rugunda GK, Basheka B, De Herdt T
Published: 2016

This study focuses on Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and considers the importance of good governance in improving local livelihoods and support for conservation. Specifically, the paper uses a policy arrangements approach to illustrate the...

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