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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Matulis B, Moyer J
Published: 2016

Focusing on the debate around ‘new conservation’, the authors introduce the concept of social instrumentalism. They argue that a search for consensus will only further suppress marginal views within the conservation community by denying their very...

Cooney R et al
Published: 2016

The authors outline a conceptual framework to guide actions at the community level to effectively tackle IWT. The framework is based on articulating the net costs and benefits of supporting conservation versus engaging in illegal wildlife trade (IWT...

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,...

Diedrich A, Stoeckl N, Gurney G,, Esparon M, Pollnac R
Published: 2016

The authors investigate the influence of social adaptive capacity (SAC) on perceived benefits of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Siquijor, Philippines, in the Coral Triangle. Using data from 540 households in 19 villages, they evaluate the influence...

Bhatia S, Redpath S, Suryawanshi K, Mishra C
Published: 2016

An assessment of peoples’ attitudes in Buddhist and Muslim communities toward snow leopards and wolves in Ladakh, India. The authors find that the effect of religion on attitudes not significant, and appears to be tempered by gender, education, and...

Holmes G, Sandbrook C , Fisher J
Published: 2016

Using the Q methodology, the authors provide an empirical examination of perspectives held by attendees at the 2015 International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) regarding ‘new conservation’. While the authors find consensus on some issues,...

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...

Astuti R, McGregor A
Published: 2016

The authors detail a new political conjuncture comprised of three inter-related elements: (1) a Constitutional Court decision to recognise Indigenous land claims; (2) the development of the Reducing Emissions from Forest Degradation and Deforestation...

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....

Bennet N et al
Published: 2016

Authors argue that the conservation social sciences remain misunderstood and underutilised in practice, despite their importance to providing insights into the relationships between people and nature and to improving conservation practice and outcomes...

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...

Börner J, Wunder S , Giudice R
Published: 2016

An ex-ante assessment of the impact of scaled up payments to native communities in the Peruvian Amazon as part of the National Forest Conservation Program for Climate Change Mitigation.  The paper focuses on conservation cost–effectiveness, income...

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...

Golden C, Gupta C, Vaitla B, Myers S
Published: 2016

The authors research the food security benefits of agricultural food production and wildlife harvest in the Makira Natural Park (MNP) of Madagascar. They find strong variations in wildlife consumption among communities and households, but less...

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...

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