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The PCLG is coordinated by Dilys Roe with the support of Alessandra Giuliani and Joanna Elliott

 Dilys Roe is a senior researcher in IIED's Natural Resources Group and leads their work on biodiversity. Since 2004 Dilys has coordinated the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group. While the majority of Dilys's work focusses on biodiversity-development/conservation-poverty issues, she also has a research interest in community-based natural resource management and community-based conservation; ecosystem-based adaptation and high biodiversity REDD+.

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Alessandra Giuliani is a researcher on Biodiversity in IIED’s Natural Resources Group. Alessandra has worked for the Poverty and Conservation Learning group since 2005, providing support for the communication, outreach and research needs of the group.

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Joanna Elliott is Senior Director, Conservation Partnerships at Fauna & Flora International, where she manages work on cross-cutting issues from ‘greening’ environmental markets, and supporting good business practices to improved livelihoods and good governance, in support of conservation projects in forty-four countries. In addition to her work with FFI she is a Visiting Fellow in IIED's Natural Resource Group.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the PCLG?

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) is a network, coordinated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), of organisations and individuals with a shared interest in integrated approaches to conservation and development

What is the mission of the PCLG?

The mission of the PCLG is to promote learning on the nature, extent and implications of the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

When was the PCLG launched?

The Learning Group initiative started in 2004 with support from the Ford Foundation, in response to a growing debate on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction. 

Who finances the PCLG?

Since 2009 the PCLG's main donor is the Arcus Foundation. From 2005 till 2008 the PCLG was financed by the Ford Foundation and Irish Aid. Smaller contributions come from across IIED's range of donors including DGIS, Norad, Sida and DFID.

What is the PCLG secretariat?

The Learning Group is convened and facilitated by IIED, and IIED staff act as the PCLG Secretariat.

Who are PCLG members?

The PCLG network currently comprises over 500 members from conservation, development and indigenous/local community organizations. Anyone with an interest in poverty-conservation issues is welcome to join our network. Organisations that develop or influence conservation and poverty reduction policy and those that are affected by it, can become organisational members of the learning group.See list of PCLG organisational members. To find out more about how to join the PCLG go to our membership page.

What is BioSoc?

BioSoc is the research bulletin of the PCLG. BioSoc highlights key new research on biodiversity and society, poverty and conservation. Sign up for BioSoc bulletin.

What is PCLG News?

PCLG News is the newsletter of the PCLG. PCLG News provides monthly news on the work of the PCLG Secretariat and of PCLG members, as well as information about new publications, resources and forthcoming events. Sign up for newsletter.

What is the PCLG Journal Digest?

The Journal Digest is a new PCLG information service and is intended to keep readers up to date with new journal articles on issues relating to biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation as they are published. Sign up for the Journal Digest

About us

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

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