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PCLG Digest 

September 2020

Edition One

Edition 1 of September’s PCLG Digest features 30 new resources. And other relevant news –

Jobs and research positions

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In this issue

Top reads

1. Gardner C, et al (2020) A decade and a half of learning from Madagascar's first locally managed marine area. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.298 (Open access)
2. Maxwell S, et al (2020) Area-based conservation in the twenty-first century. Nature. DOI:
10.1038/s41586-020-2773-z (Open access)
3. Nelson F, et al (2020) Progress or regression? Institutional evolutions of community‐based conservation in eastern and southern Africa. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI:
10.1111/csp2.302 (Open access)
4. Rampheri M and T Dube (2020) Local community involvement in nature conservation under the auspices of Community‐Based Natural Resource Management: A state of the art review. African Journal of Ecology. DOI:

Community-based conservation

5. Chancellor R, et al (2020) Community‐based conservation and chimpanzee research in Gishwati forest, Rwanda. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23195
6. Quintana A and X Basurto (2020) Community‐based conservation strategies to end open access: The case of Fish Refuges in Mexico. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.283 (Open access)

Community-based forest management

7. Ekanayake E, Cirella G and Y Xie (2020) Impacts of community forestry on forest condition: Evidence from Sri Lanka’s intermediate zone. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239405 (Open access)

8. Frimadani R, Yonariza Y and Y Yuerlita (2020) The implementation of community-based forest management (CBFM) schemes within the protection forest management unit (PFMU) Sijunjung, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/583/1/012035 (Open access)
9. Haji L, Valizadeh N and D Hayati (2020) The role of local communities in sustainable land and forest management. In Shit P, Pourghasemi H, Das P and G Bhunia (eds) Spatial Modeling in Forest Resources Management. Environmental Science and Engineering. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-56542-8_20
10. O’Hagan R, O’Connor A, Fa J and T Sunderland (2020). Community forestry in Liberia: Progress and pitfalls. In Nikolakis W and J Innes (eds) The Wicked Problem of Forest Policy: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in Forest Landscapes. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108684439.013


11. Oliva M, García-Frapolli E, Porter-Bolland L and S Montiel (2020) (Dis)agreements in the management of conservation conflicts in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Environmental Conservation. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892920000375
12. Rodrigues de Freitas R and L Gomes de Araujo (2020) Disputed territories in south-eastern Brazil: Effects of the Serra da Bocaina National Park on nearby coastal communities. Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-020-01366-6 (Open access)

Conservation and development

13. Gilli M, Côte M and G Walters (2020) Gatekeeping Access: Shea land formalisation and the distribution of market-based conservation benefits in Ghana’s CREMA. Land. DOI: 10.3390/land9100359 (Open access)

Environmental (in)justice and equity

14. Ampumuza C, Duineveld M and R van der Duim (2020) The most marginalised people in Uganda? Alternative realities of Batwa at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. World Development Perspectives. DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2020.100267 (Open access)

15. Fladvad B, Klepp S and F Dünckmann (2020) Struggling against land loss: Environmental (in)justice and the geography of emerging rights. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.09.007 (Open access)
16. Guerrero N, Torres M and I Nepomuceno (2020) Impacts of the Public Forest Management Law on traditional communities in Crepori National Forest. Ambiente & Sociedade. DOI: 10.1590/1809-4422asoc20190054r2vu2020l5ao (Open access)
17. Husseini R, Kendie S and P Agbesinyale (2020) Rights and responsibilities: The reality of forest fringe communities in the northern region of Ghana. IntechOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.93550 (Open access)
18. Mudombi-Rusinamhodzi G and A Thiel (2020) Property rights and the conservation of forests in communal areas in Zimbabwe. Forest Policy and Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102315 (Open access)

Forests and wellbeing

19. Miller D, Mansourian S and C Wildburger (2020) Forests, trees and the eradication of poverty: Potential and limitations. International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Available here (Open access)
20. Rai P, et al (2020) Participatory assessment of ecosystem services from community-managed planted forests in Bhutan. Forests. DOI: 10.3390/f11101062 (Open access)
21. Uwemeye J, et al (2020) Role of local community in Gishwati Forest Reserve rehabilitation and its implication on local community livelihood. American Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. Available here (PDF)


22. Elias M, Basnett B and J De Pryck (2020) Tackling gender inequality through forest-related policies and programmes: Global challenges, multi-scale innovations and local experiences. In Nikolakis W and J Innes (eds) The Wicked Problem of Forest Policy: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Sustainability in Forest Landscapes. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108684439.006
23. Mutia M, Magistrado M, Fermaran M and M Muyot (2020) Gender participation in the fisheries sector of Lake Taal, Philippines. The Philippine Journal of Fisheries. DOI: 10.31398/tpjf/27.2.2018A0001 (PDF)

Governance and management

24. Ceccon E, Méndez-Toribio M and C Martínez-Garza (2020) Social participation in forest restoration projects: Insights from a National Assessment in Mexico. Human Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-020-00178-w
25. Harris W, et al (2020) A learning network approach to resolve conservation challenges in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12815 (Open access)
26. Masud M, Othman A, Akhtar R and S Rana (2020) The underlying drivers of sustainable management of natural resources: The case of marine protected areas (MPAs). Ocean and Coastal Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105405 (Open access)
27. Pokharel K, et al (2020) State-community relations and deliberative politics within federal forest governance in Nepal. International Forestry Review. DOI: 10.1505/146554820830405609
28. Snorek J, et al (2020) How social connections to local CBNRM institutions shape interaction: A mixed methods case from Namibia. Journal of Sustainable Development. DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v13n6p26 (Open access)
29. Undaharta N and A Wee (2020) Policy forum: Sacred forests – An opportunity to combine conservation management of threatened tree species with cultural preservation. Forest Policy and Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102312


30. Terraube J and Á Fernández-Llamazares (2020) Strengthening protected areas to halt biodiversity loss and mitigate pandemic risks. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.cosust.2020.08.014 (Open access)
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