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A traditional healer collects cobet fruit to treat malaria, Burkina Faso.  Photo by Ollivier Girard/ CIFOR.

A traditional healer collects cobet fruit to treat malaria, Burkina Faso. Photo by Ollivier Girard/ CIFOR.

PCLG international is a network for people who work in conservation, development and indigenous/local community rights. We share information and promote exchange on the links between people and conservation, including on issues of governance, equity and human wellbeing.

The PCLG network pursues its mission through:

  • Two regular newsletters; and
  • Support for three national groups in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda.

Events and meetings

In the past, PCLG has organised, or supported, learning events that tackle key issues of relevance to PCLG members.

Publications

The PCLG periodically publishes workshop reports, discussion papers and policy briefs (usually outputs of research that PCLG has been involved in). Publications are listed in order of most recent first.

Achieving ‘no net loss’ for people and biodiversity in Uganda - policy brief

Influencing policy change in Uganda: An impact evaluation of the Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group's work

Taking action against wildlife crime in Uganda: balancing law enforcement with community engagement

Guidance sheets: Fairer, better. A guide to more effective Integrated Conservation and Development in Uganda

Linking great ape conservation and poverty alleviation in Rwanda

Raising awareness of the links between great ape conservation, poverty alleviation and private sector investments in Cameroon

Fairer, better. A guide to improving Integrated Conservation and Development in Uganda

Great ape conservation in Cameroon: mapping institutions and policies

Mapping great ape conservation projects with a livelihood component in DRC: a preliminary study

Recommendations to improve the impacts of agro-industrial activities on great ape conservation and livelihoods in Cameroon

Impacts of agro-industrial and logging activities on great ape conservation and livelihoods in Cameroon, Workshop Report

Tourism-related employment of local people around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Mapping private sector investments and their impacts on great ape habitats in Uganda’s Albertine Rift region

An increasing number of private sector land investments in Uganda pose threats to both local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation....

Sustainable conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and community welfare improvement: creating a win–win situation

This PCLG policy brief argues that level of funding available for community projects under the revenue sharing schemes of Bwindi...

Guidance note on opportunities to influence the amendment of the Uganda Wildlife Act (2000)

In November 2014, the Government of Uganda is in the process of amending the Wildlife Act, 2000.The revision process provides an...

Linking great ape conservation and poverty alleviation in DRC, Workshop Report

Great apes are iconic species that are highly valued by the international community and are a high priority for various international...

Lier la conservation des grands singes et la réduction de la pauvreté en RDC

Les grands singes sont des espèces emblématiques qui attirent l’attention de la communauté internationale, et qui sont une priorité pour...

Mapping great ape conservation institutions and policies in Cameroon, Workshop Report

GREG-Forêts organized on Thursday 24th April, 2014, a wide consultation workshop to share and enrich the results of a research study...

Research to Policy, U-PCLG Year 3 Planning Meeting, March 2014

Developing a Theory of Change for Improved Integrated Conservation and Development at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.~~Uganda...

U-PCLG Policy Memo on the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park General Management Plan 2013-23 Planning Process

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is responsible for the management of protected areas in Uganda and is mandated to develop general...

Linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A Discussion Paper on Good and Best Practice in the Case of Great Ape Conservation

PCLG discussion paper number 11, is intended to provide guidance for conservation practitioners on whether and how to address poverty...

Workshop Report: Advocacy Capacity Building and Media Training Workshop

The Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG) is implementing a three year project titled; “Research to Policy-Building...

Biodiversity, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: What constitutes good evidence?

PCLG Discussion Paper number 10 is intended to stimulate debate about what consitutes good evidence in biodiversity, ecosystem services...

Building Capacity for Conservation through Poverty Alleviation in Uganda: Inception Workshop Report

An Inception Workshop Report from a meeting held from the 12th to the 14th July 2012 to introduce the project “Research to Policy:...

Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into National Development Policy: A Case Study of Cameroon

PCLG discussion paper number 9, aims at reviewing the extent to which biodiversity conservation has been integrated into national...

The Overlap between Conservation and Development Organisations in the Albertine Rift, Western Uganda

PCLG Discussion Paper number 7, uses Western Uganda as an example, this study attempts to explore the geographical relationship between...

Tackling Human-wildlife Conflict: A Prerequisite for linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

The Great Apes represent a group of highly endangered species with high conservation value. They have potential for contributing to...

Did the National Development Plan take into account the recommendations of "Enhancing Wildlife's Contribution to growth, employment and prosperity" report?

Poverty eradication has been one the major goals of the Uganda Government since the mid-late 1980s. In July 2008, the Government...

Fairer, better. A guide to improving Integrated Conservation and Development in Uganda

This guide aims to support Uganda’s leading work on Integrated Conservation and Development (ICD) by turning research findings from...

Linking great ape conservation and poverty alleviation in Rwanda

This workshop was organised to provide a space for Rwanda based conservation and development organisations to share their experiences of...

Raising awareness of the links between great ape conservation, poverty alleviation and private sector investments in Cameroon

This PCLG project report describes a series of communication and awareness raising activities by Cameroon PCLG as part of the project ‘...

Guidance sheets: Fairer, better. A guide to more effective Integrated Conservation and Development in Uganda

These guidance sheets are from 'Fairer, better. A guide to more effective Integrated Conservation and Development in Uganda'. For...

Mapping great ape conservation projects with a livelihood component in DRC: a preliminary study

This study maps great ape conservation projects with a livelihood component being carried out in DRC and examines whether or not they...

Great ape conservation in Cameroon: mapping institutions and policies

This study presents the findings of a mapping exercise aimed at identifying the main institutions, policies and laws put in place by the...

Recommendations to improve the impacts of agro-industrial activities on great ape conservation and livelihoods in Cameroon

In June 2015, GREGForêts organised a workshop to reflect on the results of a study carried out to evaluate the impacts of agro-...

Tourism-related employment of local people around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

This study aims to provide more information on the current tourism-related employment situation for people from frontline parishes and...

Sustainable conservation of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and community welfare improvement: creating a win–win situation

This PCLG policy brief argues that level of funding available for community projects under the revenue sharing schemes of Bwindi...

U-PCLG Policy Memo on the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park General Management Plan 2013-23 Planning Process

The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is responsible for the management of protected areas in Uganda and is mandated to develop general...

Mapping private sector investments and their impacts on great ape habitats in Uganda’s Albertine Rift region

An increasing number of private sector land investments in Uganda pose threats to both local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation....

Guidance note on opportunities to influence the amendment of the Uganda Wildlife Act (2000)

In November 2014, the Government of Uganda is in the process of amending the Wildlife Act, 2000.The revision process provides an...

Impacts of agro-industrial and logging activities on great ape conservation and livelihoods in Cameroon, Workshop Report

In November 2014, GREG-Forêts (an alliance of independent organisations with a shared interest in forest governance) organised a...

Research to Policy, U-PCLG Year 3 Planning Meeting, March 2014

Developing a Theory of Change for Improved Integrated Conservation and Development at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.~~Uganda...

Linking great ape conservation and poverty alleviation in DRC, Workshop Report

Great apes are iconic species that are highly valued by the international community and are a high priority for various international...

Lier la conservation des grands singes et la réduction de la pauvreté en RDC

Les grands singes sont des espèces emblématiques qui attirent l’attention de la communauté internationale, et qui sont une priorité pour...

Mapping great ape conservation institutions and policies in Cameroon, Workshop Report

GREG-Forêts organized on Thursday 24th April, 2014, a wide consultation workshop to share and enrich the results of a research study...

Linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A Discussion Paper on Good and Best Practice in the Case of Great Ape Conservation

PCLG discussion paper number 11, is intended to provide guidance for conservation practitioners on whether and how to address poverty...

Workshop Report: Advocacy Capacity Building and Media Training Workshop

The Uganda Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (U-PCLG) is implementing a three year project titled; “Research to Policy-Building...

Biodiversity, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: What constitutes good evidence?

PCLG Discussion Paper number 10 is intended to stimulate debate about what consitutes good evidence in biodiversity, ecosystem services...

Building Capacity for Conservation through Poverty Alleviation in Uganda: Inception Workshop Report

An Inception Workshop Report from a meeting held from the 12th to the 14th July 2012 to introduce the project “Research to Policy:...

The Overlap between Conservation and Development Organisations in the Albertine Rift, Western Uganda

PCLG Discussion Paper number 7, uses Western Uganda as an example, this study attempts to explore the geographical relationship between...

Tackling Human-wildlife Conflict: A Prerequisite for linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

The Great Apes represent a group of highly endangered species with high conservation value. They have potential for contributing to...

Integrating Biodiversity Conservation into National Development Policy: A Case Study of Cameroon

PCLG discussion paper number 9, aims at reviewing the extent to which biodiversity conservation has been integrated into national...

The Kenyan Compensation Scheme

PCLG Case Study number 2 was put together using a framework designed to help gathering information on lessons learnt globally on the...

Namibian Insurance Scheme - HACSI

PCLG case study number 3 was put together using a framework designed to help gathering information on lessons learnt globally on the...

Overview of Human-Wildlife Conflict in Cameroon

PCLG Discussion Paper number 5, presents an overview of human wildlife conflict (HWC) in Cameroon. The paper shows that these conflicts...

Did the National Development Plan take into account the recommendations of "Enhancing Wildlife's Contribution to growth, employment and prosperity" report?

Poverty eradication has been one the major goals of the Uganda Government since the mid-late 1980s. In July 2008, the Government...

Nepalese Compensation Scheme – Chitwan National Park

PCLG Case Study Number 1 was put together using a framework designed to help gathering information on lessons learnt globally on the...

Linking Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Sharing Experience from Africa and Asia

A multi-media report from a workshop organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Center for...

Conservation des Grands Singes et Réduction de la Pauvretté: Échange D'expériences en Afrique et Asie

Rapport mutimédia a partir de la Atelier organisé par l’Institut International pour L’environnement et Le Développement (IIED) et le...

Poverty Alleviation That Works: Informing Conservation Practice from Development Experience. Report of a DEG – PCLG Roundtable, 22 December 2011.

This report documents discussions from the “Poverty Alleviation That Works” roundtable held in London on the 22 of December 2011 at the...

Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) Annual Symposium 2007

On 7-8 November 2007, the Annual Symposium of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) was held at the London Zoo, London (UK...

Biodiversity Conservation and Development Assistance: Highlights from CBD CoP10

This PCLG Briefing provides a summary of the CoP10 decisions that have implications for development assistance agencies.~~This...

Linking Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Learning from Experiences and Identifying New Opportunities

Report of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group Workshop November 16th-19th Masindi, Uganda.~~This publication is an output of the...

The PCLG Directory of Poverty and Conservation Organisations and Initiatives 2010

The directory provides details of organisations and initiatives that have been identified through the work of the PCLG as working on...

Linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction: What, why and how?

The fundamental links between environment and development have long been accepted in principle, but only relatively recently have the...

Linking conservation and poverty alleviation: The case of Great Apes. An overview of current policy and practice in Africa

This report is the third PCLG output supported by the Arcus Foundation grant. The purpose of this report is to document current efforts...

Towards an Integrated System for Measuring the Social Impact of Protected Areas

PCLG Discussion Paper number 2 is a brief review that outlines the strong need for gathering reliable data on the livelihoods impacts of...