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PCLG Digest 

October 2019

This edition of PCLG digest features 55 new resources. And briefly, other relevant news -
The Michigan Technological University is looking for participants to answer a survey on trade-offs in efforts to promote human well-being and the conservation of biological diversity.
Defra are calling for evidence on the scale and impacts of the import and export of hunting trophies, closes 25th January.
 The Nature Conservancy is looking for a Global Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities Director, apply by December 1st. And, WWF is looking for a consultant to help develop an approach and methodology for WWF offices to assess and monitor their contributions to SDGs, email for more information, deadline 9th December.

Also, the Department of Zoology and Balliol College at the University of Oxford are recruiting an Associate Professor in Conservation Biology, apply by 2nd January 2020.
Finally, the University of Kent have a project-led studentship in the School of Anthropology and Conservation, Human-elephant co-existence in a post-ivory ban landscape. Deadline 19th January 2020.

- Olivia and Francesca (

In this issue

Featured publications - PCLG's top reads this month!

1. Curry O, et al (2019) Cooperative conservation: Seven ways to save the world. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.123 (Open access)
2. Schleicher J, et al (2019) Protecting half of the planet could directly affect over one billion people. Nature Sustainability. DOI:

Alternative livelihoods

3. LeClerq A, Gore M, Lopez M and J Kerr (2019) Local perceptions of conservation objectives in an alternative livelihoods program outside Bardia National Park, Nepal. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.131 (Open access)
4. Yahya H (2019) Tropical tree planting and forest communities: Prospects for enhancing livelihoods and involvement in Sabah Forests, Malaysia.  In Chiang L (eds) Prospects and Utilisation of Tropical Plantation Trees, CRC Press. Available here

Biodiversity and development

5. Nkongho A (2019) Tackling competing claims of local communities over decentralized forestry revenue in Cameroon: A realistic solution for sustainable local development. Global Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. Available here (PDF)


6. Hyle M, Devkota B and I Mustalahti (2019) From blueprints to empowerment of disadvantaged groups in natural resource governance: Lessons from Nepal and Tanzania. The Commons Journal. Available here (Open access)
7. Lichtenfeld L, Naro E, and E Snowden (2019) Community, conservation, and collaboration: A framework for success. National Geographic Society, Washington D.C. and African People & Wildlife, Arusha. Available here (Open access)

Community-based forest management

8. Hardin, et al (2019) The role of communities in conserving mangrove forests to achieve sustainable development. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/343/1/012143 (Open access)
9. Millner N, Peñagaricano I, Fernandez M and L Snook (2019) The politics of participation: Negotiating relationships through community forestry in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Guatemala. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104743
10. Nuraeni, et al (2019) Development model of community forest in Bulukumba Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/334/1/012062 (Open access)
11. Stanzel J, Krott M and C Schusser (2019) Power alliances for biodiversity—Results of an international study on community forestry. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.09.038
12. Yahya H (2019) Can community-based forest management contribute to household income and mitigate land encroachment on Sabah forest reserve? A case study from Mangkuwagu Forest Reserve. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/1358/1/012033 (Open access)
13. Zetina J, McNab R and M Castillo (2019) Youth, forests and community in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Petén, Guatemala. World Development Perspectives. DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2019.100142


14. Jani V, de Wit A and N Webb (2019) Conflict over wildlife conservation in the Mbire District, northern Zimbabwe. African Journal of Wildlife Research. DOI: 10.3957/056.049.0137

15. Raycraft J (2019) The (un)making of marine park subjects: Environmentality and everyday resistance in a coastal Tanzanian village. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104696

Ecosystem restoration

16. Bello-Bravo J (2019) Managing biodiversity & divinities: Case study of one twenty-year humanitarian forest restoration project in Benin. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104707
17. Obeng E, et al (2019) Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities’ attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana. Heliyon. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02617 (Open access)

Environmental (in)justice and equity

18. Cavanagh C (2019) Dying races, deforestation and drought: The political ecology of social Darwinism in Kenya Colony’s western highlands. Journal of Historical Geography. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhg.2019.09.005
19. Vegh Weis V (2019) Towards a critical green southern criminology: An analysis of criminal selectivity, Indigenous Peoples and green harms in Argentina. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v8i3.1244 (Open access)


20. Frangoudes K, Gerrard S and D Kleiber (2019) Situated transformations of women and gender relations in small-scale fisheries and communities in a globalised world. Maritime Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s40152-019-00159-w (Open access)
21. Kwok Y, Bahadur K, Silver J and E Fraser (2019) Perceptions of gender dynamics in small‐scale fisheries and conservation areas in the Pursat province of Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. DOI: 10.1111/apv.12225
22. Nandigama S (2019) Performance of success and failure in grassroots conservation and development interventions: Gender dynamics in participatory forest management in India. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.05.061
23. Sundström A, et al (2019) Gender differences in poaching attitudes: Insights from communities in Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe living near the great Limpopo. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12686 (Open access)


24. Boiral O, Heras-Saizarbitoria I and M-C Brotherton (2019) Improving environmental management through indigenous peoples’ involvement. Environmental Science and Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.10.006 (Open access)
25. Hakkarainen V, Daw T and M Tengö (2019) On the other end of research: Exploring community-level knowledge exchanges in small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar. Sustainability Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-019-00750-4 (Open access)

26. Mustaphi C, et al (2019) Integrating evidence of land use and land cover change for land management policy formulation along the Kenya-Tanzania borderlands. Anthropocene. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2019.100228
27. Thiault L, et al (2019) Generic and specific facets of vulnerability for analysing trade‐offs and synergies in natural resource management. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10056 (Open access)
28. von Kleist K, Herbohn J, Baynes J and N Gregorio (2019) How improved governance can help achieve the biodiversity conservation goals of the Philippine National Greening Program. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104312

Health and conservation

29. Singleton R, et al (2019) Conservation, contraception and controversy: Supporting human rights to enable sustainable fisheries in Madagascar. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.101946

Human wellbeing

30. Lau J, et al (2019) Access to marine ecosystem services: Examining entanglement and legitimacy in customary institutions. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104730
31. Rasheed R (2019) Marine protected areas and human well-being – A systematic review and recommendations. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.101048 (Open access)
32. Sabilla K (2019) Environmental degradation and poverty nexus: Evidence from coral reef destruction in Indonesia. Journal of Indonesian Social Sciences and Humanities. Available here (Open access)

Human-wildlife conflict

33. Agyeman Y and S Baidoo (2019) Farmers’ perceptions of the effectiveness of strategies for managing wildlife crop depredation in Ghana. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. DOI: 10.5897/IJBC2019.1284 (PDF)
34. Bhatia S, Redpath S, Suryawanshi K and C Mishra (2019) Beyond conflict: exploring the spectrum of human–wildlife interactions and their underlying mechanisms. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S003060531800159X
35. Estifanos T, et al (2019) Managing conflicts between local land use and the protection of the Ethiopian wolf: Residents’ preferences for conservation program design features. Ecological Economics. Available here (PDF)
36. Vezina B, Smith R, and L Tiller (2019) A neglected aspect of human-elephant conflict: Fence damage by elephants in the Trans Mara, Kenya. Pachyderm. Available here (PDF)

Hunting (subsistence, traditional, trophy)

37. Chaves W, Monroe M and K Sieving (2019) Wild meat trade and consumption in the central Amazon, Brazil. Human Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-019-00107-6 (Open access)

38. Kato Y and H Samejima (2019) The effects of landscape and livelihood transitions on hunting in Sarawak. Anthropogenic Tropical Forests. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-7513-2_14
39. Manyama F, Nielsen M, Roskaft E and J Nyahongo (2019) The importance of bushmeat in household income as a function of distance from protected areas in the Western Serengeti Ecosystem, Tanzania. Environment and Natural Resources Research. DOI: 10.5539/enrr.v9n3p49 (Open access)
40. McNamara J, Fa J and Y Ntiamoa-Baidu (2019) Understanding drivers of urban bushmeat demand in a Ghanaian market. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108291


41. Avtar R, Tsusaka K and S Herath (2019) REDD+ implementation in community-based Muyong Forest Management in Ifugao, Philippines. Land. DOI: 10.3390/land8110164 (Open access)
42. McElwee P, Huber B and T Vân Nguyễn (2019) Hybrid outcomes of payments for ecosystem services policies in Vietnam: Between theory and practice. Development and Change. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12548 (Open access)
43. Moros L, Corbera E, Vélez M and D Flechas (2019) Pragmatic conservation: Discourses of payments for ecosystem services in Colombia. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.09.004
44. Schmitt C and J Mukungu (2019) How to achieve effective participation of communities in the monitoring of REDD+ Projects: A case study in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Forests. DOI: 10.3390/f10090794 (Open access)
45. Shapiro‐Garza E, McElwee P, Van Hecken G and E Corbera (2019) Beyond market logics: Payments for ecosystem services as alternative development practices in the global south. Development and Change. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12546 (Open access)
46. Shapiro‐Garza E (2019) An alternative theorisation of payments for ecosystem services from Mexico: Origins and influence. Development and Change. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12552 (Open access)

Social impacts of protected areas

47. Daniel D and A Berhanu (2019) Effects of conservation-induced displacement on the Bacha of southwest Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Available here (Open access)

Social-ecological systems

48. Gurney G, et al (2019) Implementing a social-ecological systems framework for conservation monitoring: lessons from a multi-country coral reef program. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108298
49. Nahuelhual L, et al (2019) Exploring traps in forest and marine socio-ecological systems of southern and austral Chile. In Delgado L and V Marín V (eds) Social-ecological Systems of Latin America: Complexities and Challenges. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-28452-7_18 (Open access)
50. Silva M, Pennino M and P Lopes (2019) Social-ecological trends: Managing the vulnerability of coastal fishing communities. Ecology and Society. DOI: 10.5751/ES-11185-240404 (Open access)


51. Hakim L, Siswanto D, Rahardi B and H Zayadi (2019) Fostering coffee agroforestry for agritourism development in degraded land in a buffer zone of a national park: A case study from Poncokusumo, Malang, Indonesia. EurAsian Journal of BioSciences. Available here (PDF)
52. Hlengwa D and A Maruta (2019) Community based tourism ventures apt for communities around the Save Valley Conservancy in Zimbabwe. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. Available here (PDF)
53. Treephan P, Visuthismajarn P and S-A Isaramalai (2019) A model of participatory community-based ecotourism and mangrove forest conservation in Ban Hua Thang, Thailand. African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. Available here (PDF)
54. Yergeau M-E (2019) Tourism and local welfare: A multilevel analysis in Nepal’s protected areas. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104744

Wildlife trade (legal and illegal)

55. Ball M, Wenham C, Clegg B and S Clegg (2019) What does it take to curtail rhino poaching? Lessons learned from twenty years of experience at Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve, Zimbabwe. Pachyderm. Available here (Open access)
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