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PCLG Digest 

August 2020

Edition Two

Edition 2 of August’s PCLG digest features 48 news resources. And briefly other relevant news –
Grants and funding

  • The Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and the WWF Regional Office for Africa have launched a global innovation challenge. They are looking for innovative concepts, ideas, revenue or finance models that can generate sustained benefits for rural communities from wildlife conservation, beyond tourism, apply by 15 October
  • Applications to the Whitely Awards are now open, apply by 31 October
Jobs and research positions
  • The Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York are looking for a Research Associate to support their work on the environmental risks associated with trade, apply by 13 October
  • WCS Mozambique are looking for a short-term consultant to help Niassa Special Reserve management develop a human-wildlife conflict strategy, apply by 13 October
  • Survival International are looking for a new Chief Executive Officer, apply by 16 October

Plus, add your pledge to Pledge For Our Future, a new initiative that aims to bring people from across the world together to make a public pledge to take action and work towards a more sustainable world in which both people and nature can thrive.

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In this issue

Featured publications - PCLG's top reads!

1. Burgass M, et al (2020) Three key considerations for biodiversity conservation in multilateral agreements. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12764 (Open access)
2. Newton P, et al (2020) The number and spatial distribution of forest-proximate people globally. One Earth. DOI:
10.1016/j.oneear.2020.08.016 (Open access)

3. Rondeau D, Perry B and F Grimard (2020) The consequences of COVID-19 and other disasters for wildlife and biodiversity. Environmental and Resource Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-020-00480-7 (Open access)

4. Saylors K, et al (2020) Market characteristics and zoonotic disease risk perception in Cameroon bushmeat markets. Social Science & Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113358 (Open access)

Human-wildlife conflict

5. Digun-Aweto O and P Van Der Merwe (2020) Coping strategies for human–wildlife conflicts: A case study of adjacent communities to Nigeria’s Cross River National Park. Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. DOI: 10.1080/13880292.2020.1808391
6. Jyrwa J, et al (2020) Dimensions of changing perception towards wildlife conservation in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalayas. Global Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01265 (Open access)
7. Kansky R, Kidd M and J Fischer (2020) Does money “buy” tolerance toward damage‐causing wildlife? Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.262 (Open access)
8. Khan W, Hore U, Mukherjee S and G Mallapur (2020) Human-crocodile conflict and attitude of local communities toward crocodile conservation in Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104135
9. Milda D, et al (2020) Ranger survey reveals conservation issues across Protected and outside Protected Areas in southern India. Global Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01256 (Open access)
10. Musiwa A and W Mhlanga (2020) Human–wildlife conflict in Mhokwe Ward, Mbire District, North‐East Zimbabwe. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12774
11. Nyumba T, Emenye O and N Leader-Williams (2020) Assessing impacts of human-elephant conflict on human wellbeing: An empirical analysis of communities living with elephants around Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239545 (Open access)

12. van der Water A, et al (2020) Beehive fences as a sustainable local solution to human‐elephant conflict in Thailand. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.260 (Open access)
13. Verschueren S, et al (2020) Assessing human conflicts with carnivores in Namibia’s eastern communal conservancies. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1758253
14. Zimmermann A, McQuinn B and D Macdonald (2020) Levels of conflict over wildlife: Understanding and addressing the right problem. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.259 (Open access)

Hunting (traditional, subsistence, trophy)

15. Adom D and D Asante Boamah (2020) Local attitudes toward the cultural seasonal hunting bans in Ghana's Bomfobiri Wildlife Sanctuary: Implications for sustainable wildlife management and tourism. Global Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01243 (Open access)

16. Avila Martin E, et al (2020) Wild meat hunting and use by sedentarised Baka Pygmies in southeastern Cameroon. PeerJ. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.9906
17. Duonamou L, Konate A, Xu J and T Humle (2020). Temporal evolution of bushmeat traded in High Niger National Park, Guinea, West Africa. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605319001443 (Open access)
18. Ochieng A, Visseren-Hamakers I and R Van Der Duim (2020) Killing nature to save it? The impacts of sport hunting in Uganda. Conservation and Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_19_41
19. Wood B, et al (2020) Hunter-gatherers in context: Mammal community composition in a northern Tanzania landscape used by Hadza foragers and Datoga pastoralists. OSF Preprints. DOI: 10.31219/ (Open access)

Indigenous and traditional knowledge

20. Adade Williams P, Sikutshwa L and S Shackleton (2020) Acknowledging Indigenous and local knowledge to facilitate collaboration in landscape approaches—lessons from a systematic review. Land. DOI: 10.3390/land9090331 (Open access)

21. Congretel M and F Pinton (2020) Local knowledge, know-how and knowledge mobilised in a globalised world: A new approach of Indigenous local ecological knowledge. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10142 (Open access)
22. Everard M, Kataria G, Kumar S and N Gupta (2020) Assessing livelihood-ecosystem interdependencies and natural resource governance in a tribally controlled region of India’s north-eastern middle Himalayas. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-00945-1 (Open access)

23. McElwee P, et al (2020) Working with Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) in large-scale ecological assessments: Reviewing the experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13705 (Open access)

24. Rath S and A Ormsby (2020) Conservation through traditional knowledge: A review of research on the Savred Groves of Odisha, India. Human Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-020-00173-1

25. Wheeler H and M Root-Bernstein (2020) Informing decision-making with Indigenous and local knowledge and science. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13734 (Open access)

Poverty-environment linkages

26. Baragwanath K and E Bayi (2020) Collective property rights reduce deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1917874117
27. Forest Peoples Programme, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity, Indigenous Women’s Biodiversity Network, Centres of Distinction on Indigenous
and Local Knowledge and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
(2020) Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2: The contributions of Indigenous peoples and local communities to the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and to renewing nature and cultures. Forest Peoples Programme, Moreton-in-Marsh, England. Available here (Open access)

28. O'Bryan C, et al (2020) The importance of Indigenous peoples' lands for the conservation of terrestrial mammals. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13620


29. Etchart N, et al (2020) What happens when the money runs out? Forest outcomes and equity concerns following Ecuador’s suspension of conservation payments. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105124 (Open access)
30. Global Forest Coalition (2020) 15 years of REDD+. Has it been worth the money? Briefing paper. Available here (Open access)


31. Erbaugh J, et al (2020) Global forest restoration and the importance of prioritizing local communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-01282-2
32. Fischer J, et al (2020) Making the UN decade on ecosystem restoration a social-ecological endeavour. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.08.018 (Open access)

Social impacts of PAs

33. Ivanić K-S, Stolton S, Figueroa Arango C and N Dudley (2020) Protected Areas Benefits Assessment Tool + (PA-BAT+): A tool to assess local stakeholder perceptions of the flow of benefits from protected areas. IUCN, Switzerland. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2020.PATRS.4.en (Open access)
34. Mojo D, et al (2020) Effects of protected areas on welfare of local households: The case of Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10123 (Open access)


35. Das M and B Chatterjee (2020) Community empowerment and conservation through ecotourism: A case of Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India. Tourism Review International. DOI: 10.3727/154427220X15990732245655
36. Gunter U and M Ceddia (2020) Can Indigenous and community-based ecotourism serve as a catalyst for land sparing in Latin America? Journal of Travel Research. DOI: 10.1177/0047287520949687
37. Lekgau T and T Tichaawa (2020) Leveraging wildlife tourism for employment generation and sustainable livelihoods: The case of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Southern Africa. Bulletin of Geography. DOI: 10.2478/bog-2020-0026 (Open access)
38. Nugroho A (2020) Ecotourism implementation for tropical forest resource conservation in Indonesia: Legal aspects. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 1755-1315/533/1/012001 (Open access)
39. Saarinen J, Moswete N, Atlhopheng J and W Hambira (2020) Changing socio-ecologies of Kalahari: Local perceptions towards environmental change and tourism in Kgalagadi, Botswana. Development Southern Africa. DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2020.1809997

Wildlife trade (legal and illegal)

40. Arias M, Hinsley A and E.J. Milner-Gulland (2020) Characteristics of, and uncertainties about, illegal jaguar trade in Belize and Guatemala. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108765
41. BIOSEC (2020) Policy Briefs on Illegal Wildlife Trade. Available here (Open access)

42. Collins C, et al (2020) Using perceptions to examine human responses to blanket bans: The case of the thresher shark landing-ban in Sri Lanka. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104198
43. Dang Vu H and M Nielsen (2020) Evidence or delusion: A critique of contemporary rhino horn demand reduction strategies. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1818896
44. Lee T and D Roberts (2020) Moving beyond simple descriptive statistics in the analysis of online wildlife trade: An example from clustering and ordination. Tropical Conservation Science. DOI: 10.1177/1940082920958401 (Open access)
45. Mbanze A, Vieira da Silva C, Ribeiro N and J Lima Santos (2020) Participation in illegal harvesting of natural resources and the perceived costs and benefits of living within a protected area. Ecological Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106825 (Open access)
46. Roberts D and A Hinsley (2020) The seven forms of challenges in the wildlife trade. Tropical Conservation Science. DOI: 10.1177/1940082920947023 (Open access)
47. Sánchez-Mercado A, et al (2020) Using peoples’ perceptions to improve conservation programs: The Yellow-Shouldered Amazon in Venezuela. Diversity. DOI: 10.3390/d12090342 (Open access)
48. TRAFFIC (2020) Counter wildlife trafficking digest: Southeast Asia and China, 2019. USAID. Available here (Open access)
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