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PCLG Digest 

February 2021

Edition One

This edition features 45 new resources. Other relevant news –
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In this issue

PCLG's top reads!

1. Berkes F (2021) Advanced introduction to community-based conservation. Elgar Advanced Introductions series. Available here
2. Daszak P, et al (2020) Workshop report on biodiversity and pandemics of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany. DOI:
10.5281/zenodo.4147317 (Open access)
3. James R, et al (2021) Conservation and natural resource management: Where are all the women? Oryx. DOI:
10.1017/S0030605320001349 (Open access)
4. Walters G, et al (2021) COVID-19, Indigenous peoples, local communities and natural resource governance. PARKS. DOI:
10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SIGW.en (PDF)

Community-based forest management

5. Basu J (2021) Forest participation of local communities: A study of a tribal dominated region in India. Journal of Social and Economic Development. DOI: 10.1007/s40847-020-00142-w
6. Budi B, Kartodihardjo H, Nugroho B and R Mardiana (2021) Implementation of social forestry policy: A review of community access. Forest and Society. DOI: 10.24259/fs.v5i1.9859 (Open access)
7. Counsell S (2021) Community forest management: How it is supported in international agreements. Friends of the Earth International. Available here (Open access)
8. Eisenbarth S, Graham L and A Rigterink (2021) Can community monitoring save the commons? Evidence on forest use and displacement. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Available here
9. He J, Martin A, Long R and N Gross-Camp (2021) Explaining success on community forestry through a lens of environmental justice: Local justice norms and practices in China. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105450
10. Karhab R (2021) Management behaviour of indigenous peoples in conserving forest resources: Evidence from East Kalimantan Province (Indonesia). Journal of Scientific Papers, Social Development and Security. DOI: 10.33445/sds.2021.11.1.12 (Open access)
11. KC B, Race D, Fisher R and W Jackson (2021) Changing rural livelihoods and forest use transition in the Middle Hills of Nepal. Small-scale Forestry. DOI:  10.1007/s11842-021-09477-6
12. Totum B and S Kenaphoom (2021) The community rights of the natural resources and community forests management and utilisation. EEO. DOI: 10.17051/ilkonline.2021.05.20


13. Ehrhart S, Soliku O and U Schraml (2021) Conservation conflicts in the context of protected areas in Ghana and Germany: Commonalities, differences and lessons for conflict analysis and management. GeoJournal. DOI: 10.1007/s10708-021-10401-w

Conservation and development

14. Eales J, et al (2021) What is the evidence documenting the effects of marine or coastal nature conservation or natural resource management activities on human well-being in South East Asia? A systematic map. Environment International. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106397 (Open access)
15. Ouma O and C Stadel (2021) Developing a livelihood: Conservation model for the Kakamega Forest region, Kenya using experiences from Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany. World Leisure Journal. DOI: 10.1080/16078055.2021.1887999


16. Bhammar H, et al (2021) Framework for sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas. Sustainability. DOI: 10.3390/su13052798 (Open access)
17. Mbzibain A, Mohsen H, Baur D and C Jara-Carares (2021) Experiences from frontline forest communities covid-19 impacts on Indigenous Peoples and local communities, women and forest and wildlife illegality in the Congo Basin. CV4C and RALFF project report for the FAO EU FLEGT Programme, European Union and Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. Available here (PDF)
18. Phua C, et al (2021) Marine protected and conserved areas in the time of COVID. PARKS. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SICP.en (PDF)
19. Singh R, et al (2021) Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rangers and the role of rangers as a planetary health service. PARKS. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SIRS.en (PDF)
20. Smith M, et al (2021) Sustainability of protected areas: Vulnerabilities and opportunities as revealed by COVID-19 in a national park management agency. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108985
21. Spenceley A, et al (2021) Tourism in protected and conserved areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. PARKS. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SIAS.en (PDF)
22. Waithaka J, et al (2021) Impacts of COVID-19 on protected and conserved areas: a global overview and regional perspectives. PARKS. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2021.PARKS-27-SIJW.en (PDF)

Ecosystem services and people

23. Fekadu A, Soromessa T and B Warkineh Dullo (2021) Role of forest provisioning services to local livelihoods: Based on relative forest income (RFI) approach in southwest Ethiopia coffee forest. Environmental Systems Research. DOI: 10.1186/s40068-021-00223-7 (Open access)
24. Llopis J, et al (2021) Year-to-year ecosystem services supply in conservation contexts in north-eastern Madagascar: Trade-offs between global demands and local needs. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101249 (Open access)

Equity and environmental justice

25. Kurian A (2021) Ecotourism and conservation refugees: The Indian scenario. Ecology, Environment and Conservation. Available here (PDF)
26. Lau J, Gurney G and J Cinner (2021) Environmental justice in coastal systems: Perspectives from communities confronting change. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102208 (Open access)
27. Muhammed F (2021) Culture, communication and colonial forest policy: Van Gujjar marginalisation and struggle for forest rights. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research. Available here (Open access)
28. Sylvander N (2021) ‘Territorial cleansing’ for whom? Indigenous rights, conservation, and state territorialization in the Bosawas Biosphere Reserve, Nicaragua. Geoforum. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.02.013
29. Vivekanandan J (2021) Scratches on our sovereignty? Analysing conservation politics in the Sundarbans. Regions and Cohesion. DOI: 10.3167/reco.2021.110102 (Open access)


30. Barrero-Amórtegui Y and J Maldonado (2021) Gender composition of management groups in a conservation agreement framework: Experimental evidence for mangrove use in the Colombian Pacific. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105449
31. Bitange J, Sirmah P and T Matonyei (2021) Conservation activities of women in Nyangores Forest Station, Mau Conservancy, Kenya. East African Journal of Forestry and Agroforestry. DOI: 10.37284/eajfa.3.1.288 (Open access)
32. Kramer R, Hart E and N Simoneau (2021) Reducing corruption’s impact on natural resources – How does a gender lens help? WWF. Available here (Open access)
33. Murunga M (2021) Towards a better understanding of gendered power in small scale fisheries of the Western Indian Ocean. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102242
34. Thomas A, et al (2021) Why they must be counted: Significant contributions of Fijian women fishers to food security and livelihoods. Ocean & Coastal Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105571 (Open access)

Governance and management

35. Ahammad R, Stacey N and T Sunderland (2021) Analysis of forest-related policies for supporting ecosystem services-based forest management in Bangladesh. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2020.101235
36. Angwenyi D, Potgieter M and J Gambiza (2021) Community perceptions towards nature conservation in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Nature Conservation. DOI: 10.3897/natureconservation.43.57935 (Open access)
37. Bennett N, Schuhbauer A, Skerritt D and N Ebrahim (2021) Socio-economic monitoring and evaluation in fisheries. Fisheries Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.fishres.2021.105934 (Open access)
38. Blackman A and L Villalobos (2021) Use forests or lose them? Regulated timber extraction and tree cover loss in Mexico. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. DOI: 10.1086/710837
39. Bollig M and H-P Vehrs (2021) The making of a conservation landscape: The emergence of a conservationist environmental infrastructure along the Kwando River in Namibia's Zambezi region. Africa. DOI: 10.1017/S0001972021000061 (Open access)
40. Islam M (2021) Social dimensions in designing and managing marine protected areas in Bangladesh. Human Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-021-00218-z
41. Kaluma K and B Bwalya Umar (2021) Outcomes of participatory fisheries management: An example from co-management in Zambia's Mweru-Luapula fishery. Heliyon. DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06083 (Open access)
42. Nayak P (2021) Making commons dynamic: Understanding change through commonisation and decommonisation. Routledge. Available here
43. Schlüter M, Lindkvist E and X Basurto (2021) The interplay between top-down interventions and bottom-up self-organization shapes opportunities for transforming self-governance in small-scale fisheries. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104485 (Open access)
44. Turpie J and G Letley (2021) Would community conservation initiatives benefit from external financial oversight? A framed field experiment in Namibia’s communal conservancies. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105442
45. Vimal R, et al (2021) The global distribution of protected areas management strategies and their complementarity for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109014
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