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PCLG Digest 

April 2021

Edition One

This edition features 25 new resources. Other relevant news –


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In this issue

PCLG's top reads!

1. Loos J (2021) Reconciling conservation and development in protected areas of the Global South. Basic and Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2021.04.005
2. Nattrass N (2021) Conservation and the commodification of wildlife in the anthropocene: A southern African history. South African Historical Journal. DOI:
3. Ochieng C, Thenya T, Shah P and G Odwe (2021) Awareness of traditional knowledge and attitudes towards wildlife conservation among Maasai communities: The case of Enkusero Sampu Conservancy, Kajiado County in Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. DOI:
4. Trogisch L (2021) Geographies of fear – The everyday (geo)politics of ‘green’ violence and militarization in the intended transboundary Virunga Conservation Area. Geoforum. DOI:
10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.03.003 (Open access)

Community-based forest management

5. Frey G, Charnley S and J Makala (2021) Economic viability of community-based forest management for certified timber production in southeastern Tanzania. World Development. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105491
6. Thuy T, Tuan V and P Nam (2021) Does the devolution of forest management help conserve mangrove in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam? Land Use Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105440
7. Wekesa C, Ndalilo L and C Manya (2021) Reconciling community livelihood needs and biodiversity conservation in Taita Hills Forests for improved livelihoods and transformational management of the landscape. In Nishi M, et al (eds) Fostering Transformative Change for Sustainability in the Context of Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS). DOI: 10.1007/978-981-33-6761-6 (Open access)


8. Ferrer A, et al (2021) COVID-19 and small-scale fisheries in southeast Asia: Impacts and responses. Asian Fisheries Society. DOI: 10.33997/j.afs.2021.34.1.011 (PDF)
9. Piabuo S, et al (2021) Effect of COVID-19 on rural community enterprises: The case of community forest enterprises in Cameroon. Working Paper 314. Nairobi, Kenya: World Agroforestry (ICRAF). DOI: 10.5716/WP21007.PDF (PDF)
10. Shoo R, et al (2021) Wildlife Management Areas in Tanzania: Vulnerability and survival amidst COVID-19. IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97396 (Open access)

Equity and environmental (in)justice

11. Karunakaran Prasanna C (2021) Manifestations of violence: Case study of Moolampilly eviction for a development project in Kerala. In Menton M and P Le Billon (eds) Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory, Routledge, London. DOI: 10.4324/9781003127222
12. Menton M and P Gilbert (2021) BINGOs and environmental defenders: NGO complicity in atmospheres of violence and the possibilities for decolonial solidarity with defenders. In Menton M and P Le Billon (eds) Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory, Routledge, London. DOI: 10.4324/9781003127222
13. Ndoinyo Y (2021) Human rights violations in the name of conservation: Case of Ngorongoro district. In Menton M and P Le Billon (eds) Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory, Routledge, London. DOI: 10.4324/9781003127222
14. Shaw C (2021) Defending territories of life through Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs). In Menton M and P Le Billon (eds) Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory, Routledge, London. DOI: 10.4324/9781003127222


15. Agarwal B (2021) Environmental resources and gender inequality: Use, degradation, and conservation. In Berik G and E Kongar (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics, Routledge, London. Available here

Governance and management

16. Aryal K, Laudari H, Neupane P and T Maraseni (2021) Who shapes the environmental policy in the global south? Unpacking the reality of Nepal. Environmental Science & Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.04.008
17. Barraclough A, Schultz L and I Måren (2021) Voices of young biosphere stewards on the strengths, weaknesses, and ways forward for 74 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves across 83 countries. Global Environmental Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102273 (Open access)
18. Colua de Oliveira E, Outski K and M Mubai (2021) Tackling challenges for co-management of natural resources: The community council in Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. Development in Practice. DOI: 10.1080/09614524.2021.1898547

19. de Oliveira Júnior J, Campos-Silva J, Ladle R and V da Silva Batista (2021) Linking social organisation, attitudes, and stakeholder empowerment in MPA governance. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104543
20. Gabela-Flores M and A Diedrich (2021) Exploring leadership dynamics in community-based marine protected areas. Marine Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104569
21. Mahmood H, et al (2021) Paradigm shift in the management of the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh: Issues and challenges. Trees, Forests and People. DOI: 10.1016/j.tfp.2021.100094 (Open access)    
22. Searle C, et al (2021) Leopard population density varies across habitats and management strategies in a mixed-use Tanzanian landscape. Biological Conservation. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109120
23. Pulhin J, et al (2021) Unbundling property rights among stakeholders of Bataan Natural Park: Implications to protected area governance in the Philippines. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2021.1894950
24. Resende F, et al (2021) The importance of protected areas and Indigenous lands in securing ecosystem services and biodiversity in the Cerrado. Ecosystem Services. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101282
25. Yami M, Sarmiento Barletti J and A Larson (2021) Can multi-stakeholder forums influence good governance in communal forest management? Lessons from two case studies in Ethiopia. International Forestry Review. Available here (Open access)
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