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March 2021

Edition One

This edition features 49 new resources. Other relevant news –
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PCLG's top reads!

1. Awuh H (2021) Immobility and socio-economic marginalisation: A feminist critique of conservation-induced displacement and resettlement with the case of the Baka of Cameroon. SN Social Science. DOI: (Open access)
2. Guibrunet L, et al (2021) Beyond participation: How to achieve the recognition of local communities’ value‐systems in conservation? Some insights from Mexico. People and Nature. DOI:
10.1002/pan3.10203 (Open access)
3. Karki A and B Poudyal (2021) Access to community forest benefits: Need driven or interest driven? Research in Globalization. DOI:
10.1016/j.resglo.2021.100041 (Open access)
4. Ramesh M (2021) Frenemies: Marine turtle conservation and economic development in the Rushikulya coast, eastern India. Journal of South Asian Development. DOI:
5. Wilkie D and M Painter (2021) Factors of success in community forest conservation. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI:
10.1111/csp2.388 (Open access)

Community-based forest management

6. FAO and FILAC (2021) Forest governance by Indigenous and tribal peoples. An opportunity for climate action in Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO, Santiago. DOI: 10.4060/cb2953en (Open access)
7. Jenke M and J Pretzsch (2021) The impact of community forest formalisation on tenure security and co-management in Thailand. International Forestry Review. DOI: 10.1505/146554821832140321
8. Mawa C, Mwesigye Tumusiime D and F Babweteera (2021) Are community forests delivering livelihood benefits? Insights from Uganda. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. DOI: 10.1080/14728028.2021.1904010
9. Nugroho A (2021) Community-based forest management in Indonesia as a forest fire mitigation strategy in the threat of climate change. Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies. DOI: Available here (Open access)
10. San S, Adam Y and J Pretzsch (2021) A comparative institutional analysis of two community forests managed under different governance structures in the dry zone area of Myanmar. International Forestry Review. DOI: 10.1505/146554821832140367


11. Campos-Silva J, et al (2021) Community-based conservation with formal protection provides large collateral benefits to Amazonian migratory waterbirds. PLoS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250022 (Open access)
12. Das N (2021) Evaluation of community livelihood and natural resource management - a case in largest riverine island of the world (Majuli), Assam-India. American Journal of Environmental Protection. DOI: Available here (Open access)
13. Singh R, et al (2021) Grassroots approaches for sustaining biocultural diversity and livelihood security: Insights from Indian Eastern Himalaya. Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-021-01462-1

Conservation and development

14. Bhattacharjee P and P Ganguly (2021) Environmental sustainability for better livelihood and Ecology in Sundarban: West Bengal. International Journal of Management, Sciences, Innovation, and Technology. Available here (Open access)
15. Jones J, Rakotonarivo O and J Razafimanahaka (2021) Forest conservation in Madagascar: Past, present, future. EcoEvoRxiv. DOI: 10.32942/ (Open access)
16. Li B, et al (2021) Increasing livestock grazing, the unintended consequence of community development funding on giant panda habitat. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109074
17. Martinez‐Harms M, et al (2021) Conservation planning for people and nature in a Chilean biodiversity hotspot. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10200 (Open access)
18. Moyo H, et al (2021) Adaptive management in restoration initiatives: Lessons learned from some of South Africa's projects. South African Journal of Botany. DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2021.03.016
19. Roy T (2021) Citizens/tiger food in The Hungry Tide: Human rights and tiger conservation nexus in Indian Sundarban. Middle Flight. Available here (PDF)

Conservation financing

20. Besacier C, Garrett L, Iweins M and S Shames (2021) Local financing mechanisms for forest and landscape restoration – A review of local level investment mechanisms. Forestry Working Paper. FAO, Rome. DOI: 10.4060/cb3760en (Open access)


21. Duflot R, et al (2021) Building up an ecologically sustainable and socially desirable post-COVID-19 future. Sustainability Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-021-00940-z (Open access)
22. McNeely J (2021) Nature and COVID-19: The pandemic, the environment, and the way ahead. Ambio. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-020-01447-0 (Open access)
23. Tarakini G, Mwedzi T, Manyuchi T and T Tarakini (2021) The role of media during COVID-19 global outbreak: A conservation perspective. Tropical Conservation Science. DOI: 10.1177/19400829211008088 (Open access)
24. Wu T (2021) The socioeconomic and environmental drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic: A review. Ambio. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-020-01497-4 (Open access)
25. Yin C, Zhao W, Cherubini F and P Pereira (2021) Integrate ecosystem services into socio-economic development to enhance achievement of sustainable development goals in the post-pandemic era. Geography and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1016/j.geosus.2021.03.002 (Open access)

Ecosystem services and people

26. Al-Amin A, et al (2021) Ecosystems, livelihood assets and willingness to pay for wetland conservation in Bangladesh. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-021-01398-w
27. Aryal K, Ojha B and T Maraseni (2021) Perceived importance and economic valuation of ecosystem services in Ghodaghodi wetland of Nepal. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105450
28. Kassahun E and T Taw (2021) Willingness to pay for conservation of African baobab tree in Ethiopia (a case study of Abergele Woreda): Contingent valuation approach. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2021.1903931
29. Kimpouni V, et al (2021) Exploring local people’s perception of ecosystem services in Djoumouna Periurban Forest, Brazzaville, Congo. International Journal of Forestry Research. DOI: 10.1155/2021/6612649 (Open access)
30. Seli Y, Rindarjono M and P Karyanto (2021) The concept of forest natural resources conservation on traditional dayak mualang community. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/683/1/012087 (Open access)

Equity and environmental justice

31. Dietsch A, Wald D, Stern M and B Tully (2021) An understanding of trust, identity, and power can enhance equitable and resilient conservation partnerships and processes. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.421 (Open access)
32. Dressler W (2021) Defending lands and forests: NGO histories, everyday struggles, and extraordinary violence in the Philippines. Critical Asian Studies. DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2021.1899834
33. Soren P and I Naik (2021) Impact of forest rights act among the tribal people in the Mayurbhanj of district, Odisha, India. Innovations. DOI: Available here (PDF)

Forests and wellbeing

34. Curie K, Mertens K and L Vranken (2021) Tenure regimes and remoteness: When does forest income reduce poverty and inequality? A case study from the Peruvian Amazon. Forest Policy and Economics. DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2021.102478
35. Dalu M, et al (2021) Contribution of natural forest products to rural livelihoods at Mavunde and Sambandou Villages, Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, South Africa. Sustainability. DOI: 10.3390/su13084252 (Open access)


36. Ibanda G, et al (2021) Women’s land rights realities in the ‘Rubi-Tele’ Hunting Domain, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ASC-TUFS Working Paper, African Studies Center – TUFS. Available here (Open access)
37. Pintakami L (2021) Gender role: Toward household economic welfare of forest community in Indonesia. Jurnal Khitah. Available here (Open access)
38. Poor E, et al (2021) Increasing diversity to save biodiversity: Rising to the challenge and supporting Indonesian women in conservation. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.395 (Open access)
39. Soliku O, et al (2021) Gendered impacts of conservation on rural communities in northern Ghana: Implications for collaborative natural resources management. Society & Natural Resources. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2021.1895389

Governance and management

40. Bhattarai S, et al (2021) Strategic pathways to scale up forest and landscape restoration: insights from Nepal’s Terai. PrePrints. DOI: 10.20944/preprints202104.0261.v1 (Open access)
41. Islam K, et al (2021) Stakeholders’ perception on conservation outcomes of forest protected area co-management in Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2021.1899941
42. Islam M (2021) Social dimensions in designing and managing marine protected areas in Bangladesh. Human Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-021-00218-z
43. Jilo A (2021) Assessment of Indigenous institutions in natural resources governance systems in pastoral areas of Isiolo Kenya. Preprints. Available here (Open access)
44. Lopes P, et al (2021) Just aquatic governance: The Amazon basin as fertile ground for aligning participatory conservation with social justice. Aquatic Conservation. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.3586
45. McLain R, Lawry S, Guariguata M and J Reed (2021) Toward a tenure-responsive approach to forest landscape restoration: A proposed tenure diagnostic for assessing restoration opportunities. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.11.053 (Open access)
46. Osei-Tutu P, Brobbey L and F Agyei (2021) Customary authorities and decentralised natural resource management: A review. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.03.016
47. Petersen M, Bergmann C, Roden P and M Nüsser (2021) Contextualising land‐use and land‐cover change with local knowledge: A case study from Pokot Central, Kenya. Land Degradation and Development. DOI: 10.1002/ldr.3961 (Open access)
48. Silva M, Pennino M and P Lopes (2021) Predicting potential compliance of small-scale fishers in Brazil: The need to increase trust to achieve fisheries management goals. Journal of Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112372


49. Keesing F and R Ostfeld (2021) Impacts of biodiversity and biodiversity loss on zoonotic diseases. PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2023540118
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