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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Bardsley, D.K., Wiseman, N.D.
Published: 2012

There is a strong contemporary research and policy focus on climate change risk to communities, places and systems. While the need to understand how climate change will impact on society is valid, the challenge for many vulnerable communities,...

Jackson, L.E., Pulleman, M.M., Brussard, L., Bawa, K.S., Brown, G.G.
Published: 2012

To examine management options for biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, eight research regions were classified into social-ecological domains, using a dataset of indicators of livelihood resources, i.e., capital assets. Potential...

McLennan, M.R., Hill, C.M.
Published: 2012

Long-term human–wildlife sympatry depends on the willingness and capacity of local people to coexist with wild animals. With human population growth and deforestation for agriculture, farmers increasingly live in proximity to wildlife, including...

Rai, R. K., , Scarborough, H., Subedi, N., Lamichhane B.
Published: 2012

In this paper, we examine how rural people in the buffer zone of Chitwan National Park in Nepal perceive the effects of accidently transported invasive plant species, such as Mikania micranthaLantana camara...

Soltani, A., Angelsen, A., Eid, T., Naeni, M.S.A., Shamekhi, T.
Published: 2012

The study addresses the two intertwined challenges of rural poverty and forest degradation in rural areas of Zagros, Iran. For a watershed in Zagros, a quantitative analysis based on the sustainable livelihood framework approach is used to...

Liu, W., Vogt, C.A., Luo, J., He, G., Frank, K.A., Liu, J.
Published: 2012

Nature-based tourism has the potential to enhance global biodiversity conservation by providing alternative livelihood strategies for local people, which may alleviate poverty in and around protected areas. Despite the popularity of the concept of...

Mackenzie, CA
Published: 2012

Revenue sharing aims to balance the disadvantages people encounter living next to protected areas while fostering improved conservation behaviours. In Uganda, 20% of protected area entrance fees are shared with local governments to benefit communities...

Raworth, K.
Published: 2012

Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to eradicate poverty and achieve prosperity for all within the means of the planet’s limited natural resources. In the run-up to Rio+20, this discussion paper presents a visual framework – shaped like a...

Padoch, C.
Published: 2012

For almost as long as our species has lived on earth, we have fed ourselves directly from the bounty of forests, grasslands and other wild places. Now a largely urban species, having multiplied greatly and changed the face of the earth, we often...

Temudo, M.P.
Published: 2012

Both fortress and community-based approaches to conservation have shown poor (sometimes negative) results in terms of environmental protection and poverty reduction. Either approach can also trigger grassroots resistance. This article is...

Palmer, C., Di Falco, S.
Published: 2012

Biodiversity is crucial for the production of a range of marketed and non-marketed ecosystem goods and services. This paper reviews the empirical evidence for the role of terrestrial biodiversity and biodiversity conservation in economic...

Graham, M., Erntson, H.
Published: 2012

Theoretically, co-management provides a fruitful way to engage local residents in efforts to conserve and manage particular spaces of ecological value. However, natural resource management, and biodiversity conservation in particular, are faced with...

Tumuslime, DM, Videld, P
Published: 2012

Tourism and the sharing of the associated revenues with local people have been increasingly fronted as key instruments for maintaining protected areas (PAs) globally. This paper focuses on a tourism revenue sharing scheme employed in Uganda's...

Turner, W.R., Brandon, K., Brooks, T.M., Gascon, C., Gibbs, H.K., Lawrence, K.S., Mittermeier, R.A. and Selig, E.R.
Published: 2012

Poverty and biodiversity loss are two of the world's dire challenges. Claims of conservation's contribution to poverty alleviation, however, remain controversial. Here, we assess the flows of ecosystem services provided to people by priority habitats...

Butler, J.R.A., Tawake, A., Skewes, T., Tawake, L., McGrath, V.
Published: 2012

In many developing regions of Melanesia, fishers’ traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) has been integrated with western science and management knowledge (SMK) to generate innovative and effective fisheries management. Previous research...

Lam, M.E.
Published: 2012

If reasonable fishery harvests and environmental harms are specified in new regulations, policies, and laws governing the exploitation of fish for food and livelihoods, then societal baselines can shift to achieve sustainable fisheries and...

Rives, F., Antona, M., Aubert, S.
Published: 2012

We explore the impact of forest policy reforms implemented in the early 1990s in Niger in the wake of the severe droughts that affected the Sahel in the 1970s and 1980s. We focus on Sahelian multiple-use forest ecosystems and set out to analyze...

Cassidy, L., Barnes, G.D.
Published: 2012

Adaptability is emerging as a key issue not only in the climate change debate but in the general area of sustainable development. In this context, we examine the link between household resilience and connectivity in a rural community in Botswana...

Bass, S., Banda, J.L.L., Chiotha, S., Kalowekamo, J., Kalua, T., Kambalame-Kalima, D., Hamella, B., Mmangisa, M., Mphepo, G., Mughogho, N., Mulebe, D., Njaya, F., Phiri, E., Yassin, B., Yaron, G.
Published: 2011

Malawi is more dependent on environmental assets than most other countries, with over 80 per cent of Malawians involved in farming. The country is also vulnerable to environmental risks, such as floods and droughts and long-term climate change. If the...

Baker, J, et al, Conservation Biology
Published: 2011

Conflicts between protected-area managers and local people are common, but the drivers of conflict are rarely analyzed. This limits opportunities to identify strategies that reduce conflict and the magnitude of resulting threats to conservation....

Lewis, D., Bell, S.D., Fay, J., Bothi, K.L., Gatere, L., Kabila, M., Mukamba, M., Matokwani, E., Mushimbalume, M., Moraru, C.I., Lehmann, J., Lassoie, J., Wolfe, D., Lee, D.R., Buck, L. and Travis, A.J.
Published: 2011

In the Luangwa Valley, Zambia, persistent poverty and hunger present linked challenges to rural development and biodiversity conservation. Both household coping strategies and larger-scale economic development efforts have caused severe...

Roe, D., Thomas, D., Smith, J., Walpole, M., Elliott, J.
Published: 2011

This paper is intended to stimulate discussion about the linkages between biodiversity, conservation and poverty reduction. What do we know, what do we not know, and what do we need to know? These ten questions provide a quick—hence simplistic—insight...

Elliott, J. , Sumba, D.,
Published: 2011

Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) recognises that local communities are often best placed to conserve natural resources, as long as they stand to gain more than they lose from doing so. Conservation enterprises—commercial activities...

Wright, R.M.,
Published: 2011

The report, undertaken for the CARE-WWF Alliance, reviews past programs focused on livelihoods and natural resources, including common property resource systems, co-management approaches and two decades of ICDPs. Key factors and weaknesses of these...

David Thomas,
Published: 2011

Global targets to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss significantly by 2010 have not been met, and the rate of biodiversity loss does not appear to be slowing. At the same time, targets to reduce human poverty worldwide are also off track. This dual...


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