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PCLG Digest 

June 2022

Edition One

This edition features 36 new resources. Other relevant news –

Jobs and research positions

Calls for information
  • York University has a survey for conservation NGOs and practitioners to understand how rights relate to their work, and if/how they take a rights-based approach to conservation. The survey is designed to be answered on behalf of NGOs but independent respondents without organisational affiliation are also welcome. The deadline for the survey is 8 July

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In this issue

PCLG's top reads!

1. Alexander J, et al (2022) Engaging women brings conservation benefits to snow leopard landscapes. Environmental Conservation. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892922000236
2. Kusters K, et al (2022) Formalizing community forest tenure rights: A theory of change and conditions for success. Forest Policy and Economics. DOI:
10.1016/j.forpol.2022.102766 (Open access)
3. Tauli J (2022) Only a human rights-based approach will address biodiversity loss. Nature Ecology and Evolution. DOI:
10.1038/s41559-022-01796-x (Open access)
4. Visseren-Hamakers I and M Kok (2022) Transforming biodiversity governance. Cambridge University Press. DOI:
10.1017/9781108856348 (Open access)


5. Heffernan A (2022) Accounting for climate change in community-based natural resource management: Reflections on wildlife conservation in Namibia. Journal of Southern African Studies. DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2022.2065803
6. Mawutor S and R Hajjar (2022) Examining the powers decentralized to community resource management areas in Ghana. Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2022.106204
7. Suharti S, Darusman D, Nugroho B and L Sundawati (2022) Conditions for successful local collective action in mangrove forest management: Some evidence from eastern coastal area of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/1027/1/012024 (Open access)

Community-based forest management

8. Beyene A, Mekonnen A, Bluffstone R and Y Tesfaye (2022) Does participatory forest management increase forest resource use to cope with shocks? – Empirical evidence from Ethiopia. Environment for Development Discussion Paper. Available here (Open access)
9. Chepkonga K, Ramesh F and W Kapyask (2022) Influence of community forest association (CFA) on local community sustainable forest utilization in North Nandi Forest, Kenya. Journal of Research Innovation and Implications in Education. Available here (PDF)
10. Jain A (2022) Negotiating environmentality: Implementation of Joint Forest Management in eastern India. Regional Studies, Regional Science. DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2022.2084446 (Open access)
11. Minh T and N Thanh (2022) Elaboration of sustainable forest model for community forest management in Nghe An Province, Vietnam. Indian Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.55362/IJE/2022/3469 (PDF)

Conservation and development

12. Busck-Lumholt L, Corbera E and O Mertz (2022) How are institutions included in Integrated Conservation and Development Projects? Developing and testing a diagnostic approach on the World Bank’s Forest and Community project in Salta, Argentina. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2022.105956 (Open access)
13. Gidebo H (2022) Linking livelihood and biodiversity conservation in protected areas: Community based tourism development perspective from developing country. Tourism and Hospitality Research. DOI: 10.1177/14673584221102699
14. Quintero-Angel A, et al (2022) Linking biocultural memory conservation and human well-being in Indigenous socio-ecological production landscapes in the Colombian Pacific region. In Nishi M, Subramanian S and H Gupta (eds) Biodiversity Health-Sustainability Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS), Springer. Available here (PDF)
15. Silwal T, Devkota B, Poudel P and M Morgan (2022) Do buffer zone programs improve local livelihoods and support biodiversity conservation? The case of Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal. Tropical Conservation Science. DOI: 10.1177/19400829221106670 (Open access)

Culture and conservation

16. Sen U and R Bhakat (2022) Biocultural approaches to sustainability: Role of indigenous knowledge systems in biodiversity conservation of West Bengal, India. Time and Mind. DOI: 10.1080/1751696X.2022.2085527


17. Bironga H, et al (2022) Unmasking the impact of Covid-19 on the livelihoods of small-scale fishers along the Kenyan coast for possible interventions. Kenya Aquatica Scientific Journal of the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. Available here (Open access)

Ecosystem services and people

18. Aregahegn H, Ketema M, Emana B and B Simane (2022) Willingness to pay for improved options of Choke Mountain Forest ecosystem services: A choice experiment study. Proceedings of The Eighteenth International Conference on The Ethiopian Economy, Ethiopian Economics Association. Available here (PDF)
19. Duku E, Mattah P and D Angnuureng (2022) Assessment of wetland ecosystem services and human wellbeing nexus in sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical evidence from a socio-ecological landscape of Ghana. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators. DOI: 10.1016/j.indic.2022.100186 (Open access)
20. Pingarroni A, et al (2022) Uncovering spatial patterns of ecosystem services and biodiversity through local communities' preferences and perceptions. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2022.101436

Equity and environmental (in)justice

21. Ampumuza C (2022) Living with gorillas? Lessons from Batwa-gorillas' convivial relations at Bwindi Forest, Uganda. Conservation & Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_30_21 (Open access)
22. Bocci P (2022) 'Rooting,' for change: The role of culture beyond resilience and adaptation. Conservation & Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_7_21 (Open access)
23. Kiwango W and M Mabele (2022) Why the convivial conservation vision needs complementing to be a viable alternative for conservation in the Global South. Conservation & Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_45_21 (Open access)
24. Mabele M, Krauss J and W Kiwango (2022) Going back to the roots: Ubuntu and just conservation in southern Africa. Conservation & Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_33_21 (Open access)

Forests and wellbeing

25. Ntiyakunze M and J Stage (2022) Forest dependence in Tanzania: Analysis of the determinants of perceived forest dependence. Trees, Forests and People. DOI: 10.1016/j.tfp.2022.100277 (Open access)


26. Begum F, Lobry de Bruyn L, Kristiansen P and M Islam (2022) Forest co-management in the Sundarban mangrove forest: Impacts of women's participation on their livelihoods and sustainable forest resource conservation. Environmental Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.envdev.2022.100731
27. Mugambi M, Mainah M and C Masiga (2022) Prevalence of men and women in wildlife management and conservation and sustainable community-based conservancies in Narok County, Kenya. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources. DOI: 10.37284/eajenr.5.1.696 (Open access)
28. Murer C and A Piccoli (2022) Affirmative policy in Nepal’s community forestry: Does it make a difference in terms of social sustainability? Sustainability. DOI: 10.3390/su14095598 (Open access)
29. Pandya R (2022) Micro-politics and the prospects for convivial conservation: Insights from the Corbett Tiger Reserve, India. Conservation & Society. DOI: 10.4103/cs.cs_25_21 (Open access)

Governance and management

30. de Freitas R, et al (2022) Challenges for fishers’ engagement in Marine Protected Areas: Lessons from right whale Environmental Protection Area, Southern Brazil. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105135
31. He S, Su Y and H Cheng (2022) Coordinating community resource use and conservation: An institutional diagnostic practice in the Wuyishan National Park. Journal of Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115508
32. LaRocco A and E Mogende (2022) Fall from grace or back down to earth? Conservation and political conflict in Africa’s “miracle” state. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. DOI: 10.1177/25148486221101553

33. Libala N, Odume O and C Palmer (2022) Engaging communities towards restoring hillslope seep wetlands in the Tsitsa River catchment of South Africa. Anthropocene. DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2022.100342 (Open access)
34. Mortson D and G Kafu (2022) Landowners’ perceptions and involvement in the management of Kyabobo National Park, Ghana. African Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. DOI: 10.47963/ajhtm.v3i2.601
35. Nzau J, Ulrich W, Rieckmann M and J Habel (2022) The need for local-adjusted participatory forest management in biodiversity hotspots. Biodiversity Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-022-02393-x (Open access)
36. Ocampo-Diaz N, Lopez M, Axelrod M and P Norris (2022) Decentralizing the governance of inland fisheries in the Pacific region of Colombia. International Journal of the Commons. DOI: 10.5334/ijc.1131 (Open access)
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