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 Issue 4, 2018

Here’s our fourth edition of PCLG News for 2018. Do you have relevant news to share? Get in touch, and we'll try to feature it in our next edition. Happy reading!

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Community voices need to be heard!

On the 10th of October 2018, IIED, IUCN, TRAFFIC, FFI and ZSL hosted a one-day meeting in London on Community Voices and Illegal Wildlife Trade (ahead of the UK Government’s high-level conference on the 11th and 12th of October). The event was an opportunity to get local voices heard in the debate on responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Check out our summary report from the day, which includes a Community Statement to the London Conference on IWT 2018 - Community Voices: local perspectives on international responses to illegal wildlife trade.

And, for more, read Dilys Roe’s blog on the need for governments to listen and act -  Turn up the volume: community voices on illegal wildlife trade.

You can also watch videos of the delegates discussing community voices and IWT  - including delegates from Cameroon, Namibia, Mongolia, Tanzania and Zambia.

CBD SBSTTA welcomes guidance on governance and equity

The second week at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP14) saw a major decision from the 195 participating countries - the approval of new practical guidance on how to understand and apply the notion of equity/fairness in relation to the conservation of protected areas.

IIED’s Phil Franks blogs about the decision, and a new IIED methodology to assess governance of protected and conserved areas -  CBD COP14: a breakthrough on understanding and assessing equity in conservation.

People not poaching, a new learning platform!

IIED, IUCN-SULI and TRAFFIC have launched a new platform -   People not Poaching: the Communities and IWT Learning Platform

The Learning Platform is for sharing experiences of community-led efforts to reverse escalating poaching and the illegal trade in wildlife. Explore the site to find out more or share your own experiences by contributing a case study.

Featured publications

Biodiversity loss is a development issue. A rapid review of the evidence

This report summarises findings from a rapid review of the evidence on the impacts of biodiversity loss on development, led by IIED and FFI. It highlights why, if we’re serious about development, we need to invest in conserving biodiversity now.
Ensuring no net loss for people as well as biodiversity

This document outlines good practice principles for addressing the social impacts that arise from all losses and gains in biodiversity from a development project and its No Net Loss/Net Gain activities. The publication is a result of collaboration between University of Oxford, ICCS, University of Bangor, Balfour Beatty and Wild Business.
Governance Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (GAPA) Early experience of a multi-stakeholder methodology for enhancing equity and effectiveness

This IIED Working Paper describes a multi-stakeholder approach to governance assessment where the stakeholders do the assessment. In it, we unpack the key concepts, review existing assessment approaches on which our approach is based, present the results of applying the assessment in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kenya and Uganda and discuss our learning from this experience.

Social Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (SAPA) Methodology manual for SAPA facilitators

This revised and expanded second edition manual provides detailed guidance for using the Social Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (SAPA) methodology. The second edition has an elaborated ‘taking action phase’ and a new governance scorecard
Protected Areas and Community Rights: Using local maps to support sustainable conservation in the Congo Basin

The Rainforest Foundation UK briefing on how ‘Mapping For Rights’ data could be used to inform conservation policy and practice, and uphold community rights.


What we are watching

Webinar: Gender and conservation - what progress?

An IIED webinar on gender and biodiversity conservation is now available online. In the webinar three speakers – each with a different perspective from policy, practice and research - consider what progress has been made towards achieving gender equality and equity over the last 15 years, and, whether whether any change has been genuine or theoretical? Read the blog, and watch the presentations – Gender and biodiversity conservation – progress and future directions.

And while we are on the theme of gender, read Women, wildlife and the workings of the CBD  - a new blog that is part of IIED’s Women champions of biodiversity series.

New opportunities


SOS Central Asia Officer, ECARO – Protected Areas, International Union for Conservation of Nature. Deadline 7th December 2018.

Sustainable Wildlife Management - Ituri Site Coordinator with Wildlife Conservation Society – Africa Program. Deadline 30th January 2019.

Research and conferences

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Environmental Justice conference on the 2-4 July 2019 at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

Kinship Conservation Fellows is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fellowship. Applications close on the 8th January 2019.

ESRC funded PhD studentship at Cambridge University, Geography in partnership with Fauna and Flora International -  Opening the conservation black box: actors, values and practice in Laikipia, Kenya - Open to UK/EU citizens only, and deadline 3rd January 2019.

Register for the The WildCRU Conservation Geopolitics Forum 19th - 22nd March 2019, Oxford, UK. 
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