Bibliographic database

Our bibliographic database provides details of the literature on conservation-poverty linkages. It can be searched for publications by key word or by theme. The publications in this page are displayed in reverse order by publishing date.

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Holmes G, Cavanagh CJ
Published: 2016

This review seeks to move the debate forwards regarding the social impacts of conservation intervantions on people, and the apparent neoliberalisation of conservation. Findings reveal that the processes of neoliberalisation tend to produce certain...

Jonas H, Makagon J, Roe D
Published: 2016

Although conservation interventions aim to protect biological and cultural diversity, they can affect communities in a number of ways. The vast body of international law, norms and standards protecting human rights offers little rights-based,...

Biggs D et al
Published: 2016

The authors present a Theory of Change (ToC) to guide policy-makers, donors, and practitioners in partnering with local communities to tackle illegal wildlife trade (IWT). The ToC identifies four pathways for community-level actions: a) strengthening...

Mogende E , Kolawole O
Published: 2016

Using a framework rooted in adaptive co-governance within social-ecological systems, this literature review assesses access to and use of natural resources by rural communities in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Before community-based natural resource...

Whitney CW et al
Published: 2016

Using a human ecology systems theory approach, this study gathered traditional knowledge of plants through ethnobotany field interviews with selected elders of the Vietnamese Dao, Hmong, Kinh, Ma-Lieng, Sach, Tai, Tay, and Xinh-Mun ethnic groups....

Sims KRE, Alix-Garcia JM
Published: 2016

The authors assess the impacts of protected areas (PAs) and payments for ecosystem service (PES) on forest conservation, poverty reduction and population change at the local level in Mexico in the 2000s.  Both approaches are found to conserve forest,...

van der Ploeg J, Aquino D, Minter T , van Weerd M
Published: 2016

The authors describe four conservation projects that are aim to formalise land rights in the Philippines and demonstrate that these legalistic interventions are based on flawed assumptions, such as:

  • The capacity of the state to enforce...
Verweijen J, Marijnen E
Published: 2016

The authors present a contribution analyses of how conservation and counterinsurgency entwine in the Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The paper explores the dynamics of conflict and violence, and how these shape and are shaped...

Gardner CJ , Jasper LD, Eonintsoa C, Duchene JJ, Davies ZG
Published: 2016

To explore the effectiveness of a multiple-use protected area in Madagascar, the authors surveyed bird and reptile communities in three areas across a forest disturbance gradient resulting from charcoal production and shifting cultivation. The...

Gardner CJ , Jasper LD, Eonintsoa C, Duchene JJ, Davies ZG
Published: 2016

To explore the effectiveness of a multiple-use protected area in Madagascar, the authors surveyed bird and reptile communities in three areas across a forest disturbance gradient resulting from charcoal production and shifting cultivation. The...

Nilsson D
Published: 2016

A thesis aimed at informing community-based conservation strategies, in developing country contexts, to effectively incentivise and motivate local communities to adopt conservation behaviours. Using a socio-psychological approach, the author asks:...

Nunan F
Published: 2016

Prepared for DFID (by the International Development Department, University of Birmingham), this Topic Guide explores the critical aspects of natural resource governance to help guide practitioners. Following an introductory section on ‘Why governance...

Sálvio GMM , Fontes MAL, da Silveira Junior J, da Silva HA
Published: 2016

This study sought to understand whether there are any correlations between socioeconomic development indicators – such as the Human Development Index (HDI) and Gini Index (GI) - and the presence of sustainable use and full protection conservation...

Ulian T, Sacandé M, Hudson A, Mattana E
Published: 2016

Focusing on the Useful Plants Project led by the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (2007–2015), this paper describes the successes and challenges. The project involved seed collections and research on useful indigenous plants selected by communities in...

Nilssona D, Baxtera G, Butler JRA, McAlpinea CA
Published: 2016

The authors cite this paper as the first application of a realist synthesis to community-based conservation program. They used this evaluative method to understand how 17 community-based conservation programmes change human behaviours, identifying...

Cripps C, Gardner CJ
Published: 2016

This paper is a mixed-methods investigation of the contemporary migration of traditional fishers in western Madagascar. The authors found that migrants come from southwest Madagascar and the drivers of migration include both push and pull factors i.e...

Rasolofoson RA et al
Published: 2016

A national-scale analysis in Madagascar that explores the evidence for Community Forest Management’s impact on household living standards (measured by per capita consumption expenditures). The authors found a very small positive impact on household...

Kelly AB, Gupta CA
Published: 2016

This study considers the security landscapes created by Waza (Cameroon) and Chobe (Botswana) protected areas (PAs). The authors found that conservation measures perceived as bad by the local community - such as violent, exclusionary PA creation – may...

Hickey GM, Pouliot M, Smith-Hall C, Wunder S, Nielsen MR
Published: 2016

The authors use data collected by the Poverty Environment Network (PEN) to quantify (i) the economic contribution of wild foods to rural households; (ii) the household socio-economic, demographic, and geographical correlates of wild food income; and (...

Ulambayar T, Fernández-Giménez ME, Baival B, Batjav B
Published: 2016

To understand the social outcomes of community-based rangeland management (CBRM), the authors compare 77 formally organized pastoral groups with 65 traditional herder neighbourhoods across four ecological zones of Mongolia. They found that members of...

Massé F
Published: 2016

Using a political-ecological approach, this study focuses on the increases of human wildlife conflict (HWC) in Mozambique's Limpopo National Park (LNP) and the subsequent losses of fields and livestock, as well as forms of physical displacement. The...

Newton P, Miller DC, Byenkya MAA, Agrawal A
Published: 2016

‘Forest-dependent people’ is a widely used term, but who does it refer to? And what does this mean for how many forest-dependent people there are globally? This paper provides an overview of the existing uses and definitions of the term ‘forest-...

Macura M, Secco L, Pisani E, Pullin A, Reyes-García A
Published: 2016

Focusing on Joint Forest Management and Ecodevelopment, this paper evaluates these state programmes impact on conservation knowledge, biodiversity attitudes, as well as trust in and satisfaction of the authorities in the Pench Tiger Reserve (India)....

Ngonidzashe Mutanga C, Muboko N, Edson Gandiwa E , Vengesayi S
Published: 2016

To understand the relationships between protected area (PA) staff and adjacent communities, the researchers conduced a survey with PA staff and local people in and around four PAs in Zimbabwe. They found that communities generally perceived a negative...

Twinamatsiko M, Rugunda GK, Basheka B, De Herdt T
Published: 2016

This study focuses on Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and considers the importance of good governance in improving local livelihoods and support for conservation. Specifically, the paper uses a policy arrangements approach to illustrate the...

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