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PCLG Digest 

November 2020

This edition features 66 new resources. This is our final edition of 2020 – we wish you all very happy holidays! Other relevant news –
We are excited to announce the launch of our new small grants initiative! The initiative is open to groups of organisations that form a small learning group to address an issue related to great ape conservation AND development and/or human rights or Indigenous Peoples rights in Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Uganda. The deadline to apply is 1pm on Monday 1st February 2021.

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In this issue

Featured publications - PCLG's top reads this month!

1. Chesney C, et al (2020) Mobonda Community Conservation Project: Chimpanzees, oysters, and community engagement in Sierra Leone. American Journal of Primatology. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23219
2. Larsen P, et al (2020) Understanding and responding to the environmental human rights defenders crisis: The case for conservation action. Conservation Letters. DOI:
10.1111/conl.12777 (Open access)
3. Rights and Resources Initiative (2020) Rights-based conservation: The path to preserving Earth’s biological and cultural diversity? Rights and Resources Initiative, Washington, DC.
Available here (Open access)
4. Tseng T, et al (2020) Influence of land tenure interventions on human well-being and environmental outcomes. Nature Sustainability. DOI:


5. Akinbode W, et al (2020) Impact of the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Programme on the poverty status of rural households in Edo and Ondo States, Nigeria. Contemporary Agriculture. DOI: 10.2478/contagri-2020-0013 (Open access)
6. Gkini C, Shrestha A and B Kopainsky (2020) Empowering communities: Power devolution in Community-Based Natural Resource Management. System Dynamics Group, University of Bergen. Available here (PDF)
7. Hulke C, Kairu J and J Diez (2020) Development visions, livelihood realities – how conservation shapes agricultural value chains in the Zambezi region, Namibia. Development Southern Africa. DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2020.1838260

Community-based forest management

8. Barton Bray D (2020) Mexico’s community forest enterprises: Success on the commons and the seeds of a good anthropocene. University of Arizona Press. DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv191kwrz
9. Kosoe E, Beyuo A and R Addy-Morton (2020) Participatory exclusion in community-based forest management: The case of semi-arid Ghana. In Osabuohien E, et al (eds) Handbook of Research on Institution Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa. IGI Global. Available here
10. Mawa C, Babweteera F and D Mwesigye Tumusiime (2020) Conservation outcomes of collaborative forest management in a medium altitude semideciduous forest in mid-western Uganda. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2020.1841006
11. Sonowal C (2020) Community involvement in forest management: A social analysis of joint forest management in Maharashtra, India. Journal of Human Ecology. DOI: 10.31901/24566608.2020/72.1-3.3279 (Open access)
12. Urbancic N (2020) How granting Indigenous peoples’ land titles contributes to forest conservation in Latin America. Birbeck Law Review. Available here (PDF)

Conservation and development

13. Bawa K, et al (2020) Securing biodiversity, securing our future: A national mission on biodiversity and human well-being for India. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108867 (Open access)
14. Brandão F, et al (2020) The challenge of reconciling conservation and development in the tropics: Lessons from Brazil’s oil palm governance model. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105268 (Open access)

15. Butler M (2020) Analysing community forest enterprises in the Maya Biosphere Reserve using a modified capitals framework. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105284

16. Mugo T, Visseren-Hamakers I and R van der Duim (2020) Contributions of partnerships to conservation and development: Insights from Amboseli. Tourism Review International. DOI: 10.3727/154427220X16064144339200


17. Matias D, Pinto E, Ramnath M and D San Jose (2020) Local communities and wildlife consumption bans. Nature Sustainability. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-00662-7 (Open access)
18. Santana C (2020) COVID-19, other zoonotic diseases and wildlife conservation. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s40656-020-00345-8 (Open access)

Equity and environmental (in)justice

19. Lau J, Gurney G and J Cinner (2020) Environmental justice in coastal systems: Perspectives from communities confronting change. Global Environmental Change. Available here
20. Massarella K, Sallu S and J Ensor (2020) Reproducing injustice: Why recognition matters in conservation project evaluation. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102181 (Open access)

Forests and wellbeing

21. Oldekop J, et al (2020) Forest-linked livelihoods in a globalised world. Nature Plants. DOI: 10.1038/s41477-020-00814-9 (Open access)

22. Saung T, Mizoue N, Ota T and T Kajisa (2020) Differences in forest use strategies for cash income between households living outside and inside selectively logged production forests in Myanmar. Forests. DOI: 10.3390/f11121263 (Open access)


23. Okoh A (2021) Gender relations and forest resource management in post-COVID-19 age. In Okoh A (ed) Oil Mortality in Post-Fossil Fuel Era Nigeria. Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-60785-2_7
24. Rosen L and S Giroux (2020) Gender equity and social inclusion among community forest user groups in Nepal: Who benefits? Available here (PDF)

Governance and management

25. de Oliveira Júnior J, et al (2020) Quantifying anthropogenic threats affecting Marine Protected Areas in developing countries. Journal of Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.111614
26. Murray R (2020) A governance analysis of three MPAs in Belize: Conservation objectives compromised by tourism development priorities? Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104243
27. Powlen K, Gavin M and K Jones (2020) Management effectiveness positively influences forest conservation outcomes in protected areas in Mexico. EcoEvoRxiv Preprints. DOI: 10.32942/ (Open access)
28. Riggs R, Langston J and S Phann (2020) Actor network analysis to leverage improvements in conservation and development outcomes in Cambodia. Ecology and Society. DOI: 10.5751/ES-11854-250428 (Open access)
29. Salerno J, et al (2020) More robust local governance suggests positive effects of long‐term community conservation. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.297 (Open access)
30. Tovar J, et al (2020) Can multistakeholder forums empower indigenous and local communities and promote forest conservation? A comparative analysis of territorial planning in two Brazilian states with contrasting contexts. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.326 (Open access)
31. Wabnitz C, Omukoto J, Daw T and W Cheung (2020) Ecosystem modelling to support fisheries management efforts in the Nyali-Mombasa area, coastal Kenya. Fisheries Centre Research Report, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, The University of British Columbia, Canada. Available here (Open access)
32. Zebardast L, Akbarpour S, Jafari H and M Karimi (2020) Sustainable wetland management through bridging the communication gap between conservation projects and local communities. Environment, Development and Sustainability. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-01082-5


33. Hopkins S, et al (2020) How to identify win–win interventions that benefit human health and conservation. Nature Sustainability. DOI: 10.1038/s41893-020-00640-z

Human-wildlife conflict

34. Braczkowski A, et al (2020) Evidence for increasing human‐wildlife conflict despite a financial compensation scheme on the edge of a Ugandan National Park. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.309 (Open access)
35. Gara T, et al (2020) African elephant (Loxodonta africana) select less fragmented landscapes to connect core habitats in human‐dominated landscapes. African Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/aje.12839
36. Jacobsen K, et al (2020) The importance of tangible and intangible factors in human‐carnivore coexistence. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13678
37. Khorozyan I and M Waltert (2020) A global view on evidence‐based effectiveness of interventions used to protect livestock from wild cats. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.317 (Open access)
38. Marshall H, Lecuyer L and S Calmé (2020) Using local actors’ perceptions to evaluate a conservation tool: The case of the Mexican compensation scheme for predation in Calakmul. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1856452
39. Montero-Botey M, San Miguel A and R Perea (2020) Food preferences determine human–elephant coexistence in African woodlands. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605319000978 (Open access)
40. Sibanda L, et al (2020) Evaluating the effects of a conservation intervention on rural farmers’ attitudes toward lions. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. DOI: 10.1080/10871209.2020.1850933
41. Than K, Zaw Z and A Hughes (2020) Integrating local perspectives into conservation could facilitate human–crocodile coexistence in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S003060532000037X (Open access)
42. Van Der Weyde L, et al (2020) Reducing livestock-carnivore conflict on rural farms using local livestock guarding dogs. Journal of Vertebrate Biology. DOI: 10.25225/jvb.20090 (Open access)
43. Western G, et al (2020) Understanding the dynamics of lion attacks on humans and livestock in southern Maasailand, Kenya. Oryx. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605319000826 (Open access)
44. Zuluaga S, Vargas F and J Grande (2020) Integrating socio-ecological information to address human–top predator conflicts: The case of an endangered eagle in the eastern Andes of Colombia. Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.pecon.2020.10.003 (Open access)

Hunting (subsistence, traditional, trophy)

45. Nielsen M and J Jacobsen (2020) Effect of decision rules in choice experiments on hunting and bushmeat trade. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13628
46. Stone M and L Stone (2020) Community-based ecotourism and bushmeat consumption dynamics: Implications for conservation and community development. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1845708

Militarised conservation

47. Ashaba I (2020) Historical roots of militarised conservation: The case of Uganda. Review of African Political Economy. DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2020.1828052


48. Bissell C (2020) Restoring more than forests: How rights-based forest restoration can empower communities, recover biodiversity, and tackle the climate crisis. FERN, UK. Available here (Open access)
49. 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
50. Mansourian S (2020) Enabling factors to scale up forest landscape restoration: The roles of governance and economics. WWF-Germany and IFURO. Available here (Open access)

51. Singh R, et al (2020) Restoring landscapes in India for climate and communities. World Resources Institute, India. DOI: 10.46830/wrirpt.18.00005 (Open access)


52. Klein M (2020) An evaluation of payment for ecosystem service models implemented in areas of rural poverty in China, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Mexico. Life: The Excitement Of Biology. DOI: 10.9784/LEB8(2)Klein.01 (PDF)
53. Pagdee A and J Kawasaki (2020) The importance of community perceptions and capacity building in payment for ecosystems services: A case study at Phu Kao, Thailand. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101224 (Open access)

Social impacts of PAs

54. Palfrey R, Oldekop J and G Holmes (2020) Conservation and social outcomes of private protected areas. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13668
55. Rahman Sarker, et al (2020) Food security through employment generation in Safari parks of Bangladesh: Empirical study from socio-economic perspectives. International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijgeop.2020.11.010 (Open access)

Traditional knowledge

56. Archer L, et al (2020) Scaling up local ecological knowledge to prioritise areas for protection: Determining Philippine pangolin distribution, status and threats. Global Ecology and Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01395 (Open access)
57. Cowie W, et al (2020) IUCN Guidelines for gathering of fishers’ knowledge for policy development and applied use. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2020.11.en (Open access)
58. Su K, et al (2020) Efforts of indigenous knowledge in forest and wildlife conservation: A case study on Bulang People in Mangba Village in Yunnan Province, ChinaForests. DOI: 10.3390/f11111178 (Open access)


59. Baker L, Blaine S and R Winkler (2020) Community collaboration, elephant conservation and protection. In Laws E, Scott N, Font X and J Koldowski (eds) The Elephant Tourism Business, CABI. DOI: 10.1079/9781789245868.0123  
60. Cortes L (2020) Policy approaches to harnessing the blue economy, ecotourism and Marine Protected Areas in Mexico as a case study. In Romero M and M Mejia (eds) Maritime Transportation and Ocean Policies, World Maritime University. Available here (Open access)
61. Kibria A, et al (2020) Potentials of community-based-ecotourism to improve human wellbeing in Cambodia: An application of millennium ecosystem assessment framework. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. DOI: 10.1080/13504509.2020.1855606
62. Kunjuraman V (2020) Community-based ecotourism managing to fuel community empowerment? An evidence from Malaysian Borneo. Tourism Recreation Research. DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2020.1841378
63. Syangadan R (2020) Community-based tourism as an alternative livelihood in rural coastal areas of Bangladesh: Gabura as a case. International Journal of Housing and Human Settlement Planning. DOI: 10.37628/ijhhsp.v6i2.660 (Open access)
64. Warnholtz G, Ormerod N and C Cooper (2020) The use of tourism as a social intervention in Indigenous communities to support the conservation of natural protected areas in Mexico. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2020.1860069

Wildlife trade (legal and illegal)

65. Aceves‐Bueno E, Read A and M Cisneros‐Mata (2020) Illegal fisheries, environmental crime, and the conservation of marine resources. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13674
66. Booth H, et al (2020) An integrated approach to tackling wildlife crime: Impact and lessons learned from the world's largest targeted manta ray fishery. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.314 (Open access)
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