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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Anneck W, Masubelele M
Published: 2016

The authors argue that while military intervention to prevent rhino poaching may provide short to medium terms gains, these have to be considered against the likely medium to long term costs of military activity on people. Financial and socio-economic...

Morton H, Winter E, Grote U
Published: 2016

The authors construct an integrated Environmental and Social Accounting Matrix (ESAM) to assess how natural resources are used in different sectors and by different livelihoods. The study was conducted in Namibia’s Sikunga Conservancy and village-...

Bluwstein J, Moyo F, Kicheleri RP
Published: 2016

The authors empirically examine the spaces for local people’s participation in decision-making over rules of management created by Wildlife Management Area (WMA) policies in Tanzania. In other words, the authors ask in what sense are WMAs community-...

Kohler F, Brondizio
Published: 2016

Focusing on Brazil, the authors contend that public policies and conservation programs cannot be limited to delegating responsibility for managing protected areas to local and indigenous communities. Consideration is also needed of local needs and...

Conteh A, Gavin M
Published: 2016

Using the randomised response technique together with semi-structured interviews, the authors examine hunting techniques and the proportion of the population that engages in hunting over three time periods - before, during and after war. At the scale...

Osinubi ST, Hand K, Van Oijen DCC, Walther BA, Barnard P
Published: 2016

This policy piece contends that decisions on African land use should be guided by rigorous and binding environmental and social standards, underpinned by local planning, scientific evidence and the engagement of communities. One way in which this...

Hartter H et al.
Published: 2016

The authors used cross-sectional household data to document, rank, and measure severity of perceived risks of residents living near three national parks in Uganda. Three risk categories - protected area, climate, and health - were cited by 80 % of...

Petursson JG, Vedeld P
Published: 2016

This paper explores how conservation policy discourses have become manifested in practice. Taking the case of Mount Elgon National Park (MENP) in Uganda, the authors analyse actor's interests and power relations and consider how institutions for park...

Maynard L , Jacobson SJ
Published: 2016

Community-based wildlife conservation needs participatory methods that allow the participation of people with diverse literacy levels. In this paper, the authors adapt the Nominal Group Technique for 55 illiterate and semi-literate attendees across 10...

Vedeld P, Cavanagh C, Petursson JG, Nakakaawa C, Moll R and Sjaastad E
Published: 2016

Presenting a case study from Mount Elgon National Park, the authors examine the direct incomes and costs of conservation for local people close to the protected area. In communities with collaborative arrangements the authors observe a marginal...

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,...

Emily Woodhouse, Emiel de Lange, E J Milner-​Gulland
Published: 2016

This guidance from University College London, Imperial College London and Oxford University aims to demystify the process of social impact evaluation. It takes practitioners through the key steps in an evaluation: 1) thinking through the aims of the...

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...

Romy Chevallier
Published: 2016

The South African Institute of International Affairs provides a historical overview of CBNRM in this paper, and examines CBNRM’s degrees of success in addressing rural livelihood improvement through benefit sharing and income generation, while...

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,...


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