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Who we are

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of more than 100 conservation and development organisations, coordinated by IIED, that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

Find out more about PCLG members and how to join.

 Espen Rasmussen/PANOS
Community-based adaptation in Bangladesh. Photo: Espen Rasmussen/PANOS

National groups

Beside the international network, national PCLG groups have been formed. Two groups have already been established with more to follow.


The Uganda PCLG was established following the Masindi Workshop in November 2010. U-PCLG is a consortium of Ugandan conservation organisations with a particular interest in great ape conservation and its links to poverty alleviation.


In Cameroon an existing learning group on forest governance has extended its activities to include poverty-conservation issues.

Thematic groups

Great Apes

Since 2009, interested PCLG members have been working together to address issues related to poverty reduction and the conservation of great apes, both in Africa and South-East Asia.

Biodiversity-poverty mainstreaming (NBSAPs)

This project focuses on mainstreaming poverty issues into second generation National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).