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PCLG Digest 

September 2020

Edition Two

Edition 2 of September’s PCLG digest features 29 news resources. And briefly other relevant news –
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Jobs and research positions  
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In this issue

Featured publications - PCLG's top reads!

1. Margules C, et al (2020) Transdisciplinary science for improved conservation outcomes. Environmental Conservation. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892920000338
2. McElwee P, et al (2020) Ensuring a Post-COVID economic agenda tackles global biodiversity loss. One Earth. DOI:
10.1016/j.oneear.2020.09.011 (Open access)
3. Ngorima A, Brown A, Masunungure C and D Biggs (2020) Local community benefits from elephants: Can willingness to support anti‐poaching efforts be strengthened? Conservation Science and Practice. DOI:
10.1111/csp2.303 (Open access)
4. Santana C (2020) COVID-19, other zoonotic diseases and wildlife conservation. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. DOI:
10.1007/s40656-020-00345-8 (Open access)

Human-wildlife conflict

5. Almuna R, Cruz M, Vargas F and J Ibarra (2020) Landscapes of coexistence: generating predictive risk models to mitigate human-raptor conflicts in forest socio-ecosystems. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108795
6. Bhatia S, Suryawanshi K, Redpath S and C Mishra (2020) Understanding people’s responses toward predators in the Indian Himalaya. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12647
7. Chaka S, Kissui B, Gray S and R Montgomery (2020) Predicting the fine‐scale factors that correlate with multiple carnivore depredation of livestock in their enclosures. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12789
8. Das M and G Barnali (2020) Causes of man-elephant conflicts and its impact on livelihood in fringe villages of Moman Reserve Forest, Kamrup district, Assam, IndiaEcology, Environment and Conservation. Available here (PDF)
9. Khanal G, Mishra C and K Suryawanshi (2020) Relative influence of wild prey and livestock abundance on carnivore‐caused livestock predation. Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6815 (Open access)
10. Nayak M and P Swain (2020) From fear to festivity: Multi‐stakeholder perspectives on human‐elephant conflict and coexistence in India. Journal of Public Affairs. DOI: 10.1002/pa.2496
11. Pooley S, Bhatia S and A Vasava (2020) Rethinking the study of human‐wildlife coexistence. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13653 (Open access)
12. Van der Weyde L, et al (2020) Conservation challenges, resource management and opportunities to sustain wildlife biodiversity in the Kalahari: Insights from a local NGO, Cheetah Conservation Botswana. In Keitumetse S, Hens L and D Norris D (eds) Sustainability in Developing Countries. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48351-7_12
13. Virtanen P, et al (2020) Assessing tolerance for wildlife: human-elephant conflict in Chimanimani, Mozambique. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1834648 (Open access)

Hunting (traditional, subsistence, trophy)

14. Barbosa J, Aguiar J and R Alves (2020) Hunting strategies used in protected areas in the Atlantic rainforest of north-eastern Brazil. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Available here (Open access)
15. Dell B, Souza M and A Willcox (2020) Attitudes, practices, and zoonoses awareness of community members involved in the bushmeat trade near Murchison Falls National Park, northern Uganda. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239599 (Open access)
16. Ibbett H, et al (2020) Estimating hunting prevalence and reliance on wild meat in Cambodia's Eastern Plains. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605319001455 (Open access)
17. van Velden J, Moyo B, Ross H and D Biggs (2020) Understanding the bushmeat hunting crisis in African savannas using fuzzy cognitive mapping and stakeholder knowledge. Ecology and Society. DOI: 10.5751/ES-11873-250321 (Open access)
18. Zhou X, et al (2020) Understanding the public debate about trophy hunting in China as a rural development mechanism. Animal Conservation. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12638

Interesting methodological approaches

19. Loveridge R, Sallu S, Pesha I and A Marshall (2020) Measuring human wellbeing: A protocol for selecting local indicators. Environmental Science and Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.002 (Open access)
20. Ruppert K, et al (2020) Use of specialised questioning techniques to detect decline in giraffe meat consumption. SocArXiv. DOI: 10.31235/ (Open access)


21. Agoum G and M Tsalefac (2020) Constraints related to the application of the REDD+ mechanism in a context of community forest management: Cameroonian experience as a Congo Basin country cases. Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Available here (PDF)
22. Sharma B, et al (2020) Making incremental progress: impacts of a REDD+ pilot initiative in Nepal. Environmental Research Letters. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aba924 (Open access)

Social impacts of PAs

23. Ma B, Zhang Y, Huang Y and Y Wen (2020) Socioeconomic and ecological direct and spillover effects of China's giant panda nature reserves. Forest Policy and Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102313

Traditional Knowledge

24. Leithäuser H and R Holzhacker (2020) Local experience, knowledge, and community adaptations to environmental change: The case of a fishing village in central Vietnam. Regional Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-020-01703-9 (Open access)
25. Selemani I (2020) Indigenous knowledge and rangelands’ biodiversity conservation in Tanzania: Success and failure. Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-020-02060-z (Open access)
26. Shoddo G (2020) The contribution of GUDO forest conservation culture is key to biodiversity conservation. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine. DOI: 10.21203/ (Open access)


27. Kihima B and P Musila (2020) Constraints to community participation in tourism in Kenya: The Mwaluganje Elephant Sanctuary. Journal of Tourism and Adventure. DOI: 10.3126/jota.v3i1.31363 (Open access)
28. Murungi T, Mbugua J and A Gitonga (2020) Determinants of sustainability of community-based ecotourism development projects in Kenya: A case of Northern Rangeland Trust Conservancy, Meru County. International Academic Journal of Information Sciences and Project Management. Available here (PDF)

Wildlife trade (legal and illegal)

29. Wilson L and R Boratto (2020) Conservation, wildlife crime, and tough-on-crime policies: Lessons from the criminological literature. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108810
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