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 176 - 200 of 2127 titles

Vidal, O., Lopez-Garcia, J., Rendon-Salinas, E.
Published: 2014

We used aerial photographs, satellite images, and field surveys to monitor forest cover in the core zones of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico from 2001 to 2012. We used our data to assess the effectiveness of conservation...

Benjaminsen, T.A., Goldman, M.J., Minwary, M.Y., Maganga, F.P.
Published: 2014

Despite a decade of rhetoric on community conservation, current trends in Tanzania reflect a disturbing process of reconsolidation of state control over wildlife resources and increased rent-seeking behaviour, combined with dispossession of...

Baird, T.D.
Published: 2014

Decades of research on the social dynamics of biodiversity conservation has shown that parks and protected areas have added hardship to rural communities throughout much of the developing world. Nonetheless, some recent studies have found...

Ickowitz, A., Powell, B., Salim, M.A., Sunderland, T.C.H.
Published: 2014

The relationship between forests and human nutrition is not yet well understood. A better understanding of this relationship is vital at a time when the majority of new land for agriculture is being cleared from forests. We use Demographic...

L'Roe, J., Naugthon-Treves, L.
Published: 2014

This paper describes how forest-dependent communities in the Peruvian Amazon responded to forest policy changes meant to improve sustainability. These new laws emphasized block-based, collectivized extraction — a strategy incompatible with local...

Witter, R.
Published: 2014

Despite the centrality of moral assumptions to defining environmental crises and solutions, research in discursive political ecology has paid inadequate attention to conservation's moral dimensions. Conservation-related resettlement is a problem...

Salerno, J.D., Borgerhoff Mulder, M., Kefauver, S.C.
Published: 2014

A recent discussion debates the extent of human in-migration around protected areas (PAs) in the tropics. One proposed argument is that rural migrants move to bordering areas to access conservation outreach benefits. A counter proposal maintains...

Maheshawri, A., Midha, N., Cherukupalli, A.
Published: 2014

When large carnivores cause socioeconomic losses in a community, conflict increases, retaliatory killing of the carnivore can occur, and conservation efforts are undermined. We focused on Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) and economic...

Challender, D.W.S., Macmillan, D.C.
Published: 2014

Today record levels of funding are being invested in enforcement and antipoaching measures to tackle the “war on poaching,” but many species are on the path to extinction. In our view, intensifying enforcement effort is crucial, but will...

Ferrie, G.M., Farmer, K.H., Kuhar, C.W., Grand, A.P., Sherman, J.
Published: 2014

Over the last few decades, primate sanctuaries have become more numerous, particularly in Africa. Sanctuaries play an obvious and vital role in the battle against the illegal trade in wildlife and provide opportunities for local people to learn...

Adhikari, B., Agrawal, A.
Published: 2014

Market-based approaches to environmental management, such as payments for ecosystem services (PES), have attracted unprecedented attention during the past decade. In this article, we review 26 case studies on PES from 11 countries in Asia and...

Parry, L., Barlow, J., Pereira, H.
Published: 2014

Urbanization of forested wilderness could threaten biodiversity if expanding cities drive demand for wildlife as food. We examined the scale and drivers of urban wildlife consumption in the forested prefrontier of Brazilian Amazonia, defined as...

Wieland, M, Bitariho, R, BMCT
Published: 2013

Community project success according to local people varies by location. Common good projects impact many people, and are generally seen as successful in contributing towards wellbeing. Beneficiaries of livelihood projects are appreciative of BMCT,...

Rawlins, M.A. , Westby, L.
Published: 2013

The inclusion of communities in the design and implementation of payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes is not a widely publicized practice in spite of the many accepted benefits that arise from the full participation of communities in...

Pichler, M.
Published: 2013

Palm oil comprises the fastest growing monoculture in the world and is used for food, cosmetics, and agrofuels. This article analyzes the attempts to guarantee the sustainable production of palm oil and agrofuels through voluntary certification...

Groff, K., Axelrod, M.
Published: 2013

When local and external interests differ, community development and conservation goals may conflict. This interest divide is especially apparent in the management of resources across national borders. This study considers illegal hunting of...

Kackan, D., Kaczan, D., Swallow, B.M., Adamowicz, W.L.
Published: 2013

Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs aim to improve environmental outcomes by providing direct incentives to land managers for the provision of ecosystem services. Participation in PES programs is voluntary, so effective program design...

López-Angarita, J., Moreno-Sánchez, R., Maldonado, J.H., Sánchez, J.A.
Published: 2013

In view of current worldwide coral reef decline, and the shortcomings of traditional top-down management schemes of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), decision makers and scientists face the important challenge of developing new approaches to...

Kelman, C.C.
Published: 2013

Governance issues are at the heart of successful biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. This article examines two Integrated Conservation and Development Projects (ICDPs) conducted in parks on Sumatra, to better understand the...

Fisher, J., Patenaude, G., , Giri, K., Lewis, K., Meir, P.
Published: 2013

As interest grows in the contribution of ecosystem services to poverty alleviation, we present a new conceptual framework, synthesizing insights from existing frameworks in social–ecological systems science and international development. People...

Baird, T., Leslie, P.
Published: 2013

Recent studies have identified poverty reduction near parks and protected areas, findings that challenge an extensive literature on the social burdens associated with protected areas. These studies move the discussion on the social dynamics of...

Balooni, K., Lund, J.F.
Published: 2013

One of the proposed strategies for implementation of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation plus (REDD+) is to incentivize conservation of forests managed by communities under decentralized forest management. Yet, we argue that...

Davies, T.E., Fazey, I.R.A., Cresswell, W., Pettorelli, N.
Published: 2013

Pro-poor conservation strategies are touted as a panacea for achieving biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, yet there remains limited evidence for success in achieving these dual objectives. Is this lack of evidence a sign that the...

Fisher, J., Patenaude, G., , Meir, P., , Nightingale, A., Rounsevell, M.
Published: 2013

A research agenda is currently developing around the linkages between ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. It is therefore timely to consider which conceptual frameworks can best support research at this nexus. Our review of frameworks...

Faße, A.,, Grote, U.
Published: 2013

This paper investigates the economic relevance of sustainable behavior of agroforestry practices for smallholders using the example of firewood exploitation in rural Tanzania. Three questions are addressed: (1) To what extent do households...


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