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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Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Palmer-Fry, B., Homewood, K., , Mourato, S.
Published: 2015

Focusing on the most impoverished populations, we critically review and synthesise key themes from dominant frameworks for assessing the relationship between well-being and ecosystem services in developing countries. This requires a differentiated...

Sandhu, H., Sandhu, S.
Published: 2015

The Himalayas are rich in biodiversity but vulnerable to anthropogenic pressures. They are also host to growing number of rural poor who are dependent on forest and ecosystem services for their livelihood. Local and global efforts to integrate poverty...

Ngonidzashe Mutanga, C., Vengesayi, S., Muboko, N., Gandiwa, E.
Published: 2015

This paper conceptualises a framework for assessing protected area (PA)–community relationships and is premised on the view that positive PA–community relationships enhance conservation. A meta-synthesis of existing academic literature with a...

Pienkowski, T., Williams, S., McClaren, K., Wilson, B., Hockley, N.
Published: 2015

Invasive species have caused widespread economic and environmental disruption, which have been widely studied. However, their potential benefits have received much less attention. If invasive species contribute to livelihoods, their eradication may...

Rasolofoson, R.A., Ferraro, P.J., Jenkins, C.N., Jones, J.P.G.
Published: 2015

Community Forest Management (CFM) is a widespread conservation approach in the tropics. It is also promoted as a means by which payment for ecosystem services schemes can be implemented. However, evidence on its performance is weak. We...

Osei-Tutu, P., Pregernig, M., Pokorny, B.
Published: 2015

In the context of post-colonial countries, formal institutions of forest management often do not perform to expectations when they are introduced into local communities. Against this background, many studies have recommended the use of informal...

Eden, H., Cottee-Jones, W., Bajpai, O., Chaudhary, L.B., Whittaker, R.J.
Published: 2015

Many of the world’s rural populations are dependent on the local provision of economically and medicinally important plant resources. However, increasing land-use intensity is depleting these resources, reducing human welfare, and thereby...

Eriksson, H., de la Torre-Castro, M., Purcell, S.W., Olsson, P.
Published: 2015

Small-scale fisheries present challenges to management due to fishers’ dependency on resources and the adaptability of management systems. We compared social-ecological processes in the sea cucumber fisheries of Zanzibar and Mayotte, Western Indian...

Blackman, A.
Published: 2015

Although protected areas, or “parks”, are among the leading policy tools used to stem tropical deforestation, rigorous evaluations of their effectiveness—that is, evaluations that control for their tendency to be sited in remote areas with...

Mohammed, I.
Published: 2015

The establishment of Protected Areas (PAs) represents one of the key strategies for biodiversity conservation. Their potential to improve livelihoods in adjoining communities however remains a source of increasing controversy in conservation...

Cawthorn, D.M., Hoffman, L.C.
Published: 2015

Wild meat or ‘bushmeat’ has long served as a principal source of protein and a key contributor to the food security of millions of people across the developing world, most notably in Africa, Latin America and Asia. More recently, however, growing...

Shoreman-Ouimet, E, Kopnina, H.
Published: 2015

In this article we focus upon a division between generalized schools of philosophical and ethical thought about culture and conservation. There is an ongoing debate playing out over conservation between those who believe conservation threatens...

Gelcich, S., Donlan, C.J.
Published: 2015

Territorial user rights for fisheries are being promoted to enhance the sustainability of small-scale fisheries. Using Chile as a case study, we designed a market-based program aimed at improving fishers’ livelihoods while incentivizing the...

Bawa, K.S., Seidler, R.
Published: 2015

The interrelationships between smallholder agriculture, forest cover, and biodiversity loss have received insufficient research and analytic attention, though they stand at the center of the ongoing biodiversity crisis in tropical landscapes....

Suich, H., Howe, C., Mace, G.
Published: 2015

We present the results of a review of the empirical evidence and of the state of knowledge regarding the mechanisms linking ecosystem services and poverty alleviation. The review was undertaken to determine the state of current knowledge about...

Rodriguez-Pineros, S., Mayett-Moreno, Y.
Published: 2015

The use of forest land for ecotourism has been well accepted due to its ability to provide income to local people and to conserve the forest. Preparing the forest with infrastructure to attract and educate visitors has been reported of...

Blackman, A., Pfaff, A., Robalino, J.
Published: 2015

Although developing countries have established scores of new protected areas over the past three decades, they often amount to little more than “paper parks” that are chronically short of the financial, human, and technical resources needed for...

Sessin-Dilascio, K., Prager, K., Irvine, K.N., de Almeida Sinigalla, P.A.
Published: 2015

Co-management, in combination with social capital, is expected to improve social–ecological outcomes in protected areas. This paper builds a model of how co-management and social capital are linked, and it investigates how they have changed over...

Fischer, A., Tibebe Weldesemat, Y., Czajkowski, M., Tadie, D., Hanley, N.
Published: 2015

In the face of fundamental land-use changes, the potential for trophy hunting to contribute to conservation is increasingly recognized. Trophy hunting can, for example, provide economic incentives to protect wildlife populations and their habitat, but...

Clements, T., Milner-Gulland, E.J.
Published: 2015

The potential impacts of payments for environmental services (PES) and protected areas (PAs) on environmental outcomes and local livelihoods in developing countries are contentious and have been widely debated. The available evidence is sparse,...

Mintzer, V.J., Schmink, M., Lorenzen, K., , Frazer, T.K., Martin, A.R.
Published: 2015

Negative interactions between fishers and the ...

Senyolo, M.P., Chaminuka, P., Belete, A.
Published: 2015

Optimal use of land in rural areas has the potential to reduce poverty and attain rural economic development. Conservation with tourism benefits could potentially reduce poverty in rural areas where agricultural potential is limited. However,...

Gray, C.L., Bozigar, M., Bilsbarrow, R.E.
Published: 2015

Wild product harvesting by forest-dwelling peoples, such as hunting, fishing, forest product collection and timber harvesting, is considered a major threat to the biodiversity of tropical forests worldwide. However, few studies have attempted to...

Balmford, A., Green, J.M.H., Anderson, M., Beresford, J., Huang, C.
Published: 2015

How often do people visit the world’s protected areas (PAs)? Despite PAs covering one-eighth of the land and being a major focus of nature-based recreation and tourism, we don’t know. To address this, we compiled a globally-representative...

Walter, R.K., Hamilton, R.J.
Published: 2015

International environmental organizations have an increasing commitment to the development of conservation programs in high-diversity regions where indigenous communities maintain customary rights to their lands and seas. A major challenge that...


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