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July & August 2022

Edition One

This edition features 45 new resources. Other relevant news –

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  • Mongabay has established the Y. Eva Tan Conservation Reporting Fellowship Program to provide opportunities for journalists from tropical countries to report on critical environmental issues, gaining valuable training, experience, and credibility that will help them advance their careers in journalism and communications. Applications for the first cohort are open until 10 September

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In this issue

PCLG's top reads!

1. Bennett N, Le Billon P, Belhabib D and P Satizábal (2022) Local marine stewardship and ocean defenders. npj Ocean Sustainability. DOI: 10.1038/s44183-022-00002-6 (Open access)
2. Crosman K, et al (2022) Social equity is key to sustainable ocean governance. npj Ocean Sustainability. DOI:
10.1038/s44183-022-00001-7 (Open access)
3. Estrada A, et al (2022) Global importance of Indigenous Peoples, their lands, and knowledge systems for saving the world’s primates from extinction. Science Advances. DOI:
10.1126/sciadv.abn2927 (Open access)
4. Fariss B, et al (2022) Catalysing success in community-based conservation. Conservation Biology. DOI:
5. Nana E, et al (2022) Putting conservation efforts in Central Africa on the right track for interventions that last. Conservation Letters. DOI:
10.1111/conl.12913 (Open access)
6. Paul R, Chick J, Sulle E and F Nelson (2022) Greening the grassroots: Rethinking african conservation funding. Maliasili and Syncronicity Earth.
Available here (PDF)


7. Bintoro R, Sundawati L and Y Mulyani (2022) Development strategy of the bird nest adoption program in the Community Forest of Jatimulyo Village, Kulon Progo Regency, Special Region of Yogyakarta. Jurnal Sylva Lestari. DOI: 10.23960/jsl.v10i3.608 (Open access)
8. Duker P and S Klanarongchao (2022) Community-based conservation of the Ngao River in Thailand: A networked story of success. Society and Natural Resources. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2022.2109087
9. Mugizi F, Ayorekire J and J Obua (2022) Community-based conservation for sustainable ecosystem services and tourism: A case study of Murchison Falls conservation area, Uganda. In Gowreesunkar V, Maingi S and F Ming'ate (eds) Management of Tourism Ecosystem Services in a Post Pandemic Context. Available here

10. Sullivan S (2022) Maps and memory, rights and relationships: Articulations of global modernity and local dwelling in delineating land for a communal-area conservancy in north-west Namibia. Conserveries Mémorielles: Revue Transdisciplinaire. Available here (Open access)
11. Villaseñor-Derbez J, et al (2022) Two decades of community-based marine conservation provide the foundations for future action. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.893104 (Open access)

Community-based forest management

12. Asumang-Yeboah D, Kumeh E and L Brobbey (2022) Community forest monitoring and the social reproduction of inequalities in Ghana. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2022.06.008
13. Chandra S and M Mukhopadhyay (2022) Social involvement in joint forest management programme in fringe villages of the Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Area, West Bengal, India. In Hassan M, et al (eds) Social Morphology, Human Welfare, and Sustainability. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-96760-4_22
14. Charnley S, Humphries S, Engbring G and G Frey (2022) Supporting community forestry certification in tropical countries by increasing actor engagement across scales. Small-scale Forestry. DOI: 10.1007/s11842-022-09518-8
15. Charnley S, Frey G and J Makala (2022) Community forests, timber production, and certification: Success factors in the African context. Ecology and Society. DOI: 10.5751/ES-13101-270306 (Open access)
16. Kimengsi J and N Ngu (2022) Community participation and forest management dynamics in rural Cameroon. World Development Perspectives. DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2022.100442
17. Oktalina S, et al (2022) Understanding social capital in management of community forest in Indonesia. Habitat. DOI: 10.21776/ub.habitat.2022.033.2.16

Culture and conservation

18. Simpson A (2022) Healing the planet: Traditional spiritual beliefs and sustainable management of ecosystems in the Amazon Forest, Colombia. Practical Theology. DOI: 10.1080/1756073X.2022.2081290

Ecosystem services and people

19. Alemie T, et al (2022) Barriers to implementing poverty alleviation through livelihood strategies: A participatory analysis of farming communities in Ethiopia’s upper Blue Nile basin. Environmental Science & Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.07.002
20. Delgado L, et al (2022) Including traditional knowledge in coastal policymaking: Yaldad bay (Chiloé, southern Chile) as a case study. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105181
21. Jadin J and S Rousseau (2022) Local community attitudes towards mangrove forest conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2022.126232
22. Tessema S and D Nayak (2022) Analysing the perceived prioritised forest ecosystem services under the participatory management: A case of Maksegnit District, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia. Trees, Forests and People. DOI: 10.1016/j.tfp.2022.100318 (Open access)

Equity and environmental (in)justice

23. Dhakal B, et al (2022) Paradoxes of aggravated vulnerability, marginalisation, and peril of forest-based communities after increasing conservative forest and protected areas in Nepal: A policy lesson on land-based climate change mitigation. World. DOI: 10.3390/world3030030 (Open access)
24. Gupta D, Sinha M and A Chhatre (2022) India’s Forest Rights Act and indigenous claims to community forest resources: A case study of Lavari, Maharashtra. World Development Perspectives. DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2022.100449
25. Makhubele L, Tshidzumba R and P Chirwa (2022) What benefit-sharing mechanisms can help forestry-based land restitution beneficiaries in South Africa? The case of Limpopo province forestry projects. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. DOI: 10.1080/14728028.2022.2089735
26. Paterson A (2022) Protected areas, community rights and affirmative action: The plight of Uganda's Batwa people. African Human Rights Law Journal. DOI: 10.17159/1996-2096/2022/v22n1a12 (Open access)

Forests and wellbeing

27. Beckline M, et al (2022) Rural livelihoods and forest incomes in the Etinde community forest of South-West Cameroon. Open Access Library Journal. DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1108793 (Open access)
28. Doley P (2022) Dependency of local people on forest products: A case study in Balipara Reserve Forest, North-Eastern India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. Available here (Open access)
29. Llopis J, et al (2022) Mixed impacts of protected areas and a cash crop boom on human well-being in North-Eastern Madagascar. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10377 (Open access)
30. Rashid A, Ahmed Khan N and M Hossain (2022) Legal and policy issues of non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for sustainable conservation and livelihoods: A global perspective. In Rashid A, Khan N and M Hossain (eds) Non-Wood Forest Products of Asia. World Forests Springer, Cham. 10.1007/978-3-030-99313-9_1
31. Ruslan N, et al (2022) Mangrove ecosystem services: Contribution to the well-being of the coastal communities in Klang Islands. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105222
32. Sahoo,K, et al (2022) Appraisal of coexistence and interdependence of forest and tribes in Jhargram District of West Bengal, India using SWOT–AHP analysis. GeoJournal. DOI: 10.1007/s10708-022-10696-3
33. Yuliani E, et al (2022) Relational values of forests: Value-conflicts between local
communities and external programmes in Sulawesi. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10389 (Open access)


34. Duarah T (2022) Forests and women’s livelihood in tribal societies: A history of land use change in Assam. Contemporary Social Sciences. Available here (PDF)
35. Ngefor S and P Van Damme (2022) An analysis of the evolution of forestry reforms and women’s rights to forest use, ownership and management in Cameroon. Afrika Focus. Available here
36. Sedhain J and E Galang (2022) Gendered values, roles, and challenges for sustainable provision of forest-based ecosystem services in Nepal. In Misiune I, Depellegrin D and L Egarter (eds) Human-Nature Interactions: Exploring Nature’s Values Across Landscapes, Springer. Available here (PDF)

Governance and management

37. Habila M, et al (2022) Socio-economic status and activities of neighbouring communities in Pandam Wildlife Park, Plateau State, Nigeria. IMCC Journal of Science. Available here (PDF)
38. He S and W Jiao (2022) Adapting traditional industries to national park management: A conceptual framework and insights from two Chinese cases. Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133007
39. Narayan T, Sherub S and M Root-Bernstein (2022) A culturally appropriate redesign of the roles of protected areas and community conservation: Understanding the features of the Wangchuck Centennial National Park (WCNP), Bhutan. Research Square. DOI: 10.21203/ (Open access)

40. Queiros D and K Mearns (2022) Engendering community support for conservation: A case study of Kekana Gardens Community and Dinokeng Game Reserve, South Africa. Journal of Asian and African Studies. DOI: 10.1177/00219096221111358 (Open access)
41. Peer N, et al (2022) Community and marine conservation in South Africa: Are we still missing the mark? Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2022.884442 (Open access)
42. Smallhorn-West P, et al (2022) Linking small-scale fisheries co-management to sustainable development goals. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13977
43. Talib N, Utomo A, Barnett J and Dedi Adhuri (2022) Three centuries of marine governance in Indonesia: Path dependence impedes sustainability. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105171
44. Timmins H, et al (2022) Securing communal tenure complemented by collaborative platforms for improved participatory landscape management and sustainable development: Lessons from Northern Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya. In Holland M, Masuda Y and E Robinson (eds) Land Tenure Security and Sustainable Development. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-81881-4_12
45. Wencélius J, Lauer M and T Bambridge (2022) Crafting the success and failure of decentralised marine management. Ambio. DOI: 10.1007/s13280-022-01763-7
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