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Hanging plant. Photo by CIFOR

Individual members

You do not have to represent an organisation to join the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG). We welcome anyone with an interest in poverty-conservation issues to become a member of the PCLG. As a member, you will be able to take advantage of our resources and contribute to our work.

To join the PCLG network, please send an email including your name, organisation (if applicable), country of residence, email address, and your expression of interest to

Membership is free.

Organisational members

If you are an organisation working on poverty and conservation issues and would like to highlight your work to our wider network, then we would like to hear from you. Organisational members have the opportunity to apply for small funding grants and attend high profile meetings that are not available to individual members. Organisational members will also have their work included in the PCLG databases of poverty and conservation Organisations and Initiatives.

In order to apply, your organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be actively working on – or affected by – poverty-conservation issues
  • Be willing to share its  experiences
  • Be interested  to learn from others

If your organisation fulfils these criteria, and would like to become part of our network, please complete our membership form.

National groups

We currently have two national PCLG groups working in Uganda and Cameroon. Please email Dr Panta Kasoma ( if you are interested to join the Uganda group, and Angeline Ndo ( if you would like to join the Cameroon group. Learn more about their work. 

Great apes and poverty

Our work has a specific focus on great apes. If you would like to join our great apes mailing list, and find out more about our work on great apes conservation, please email

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.

More about us

IIED The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is a project coordinated by IIED.

UK AidArcus foundation

This website is funded by UK aid and the Arcus Foundation. The views expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the views of these organisations.

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