How to join the PCLG

PCLG network

The PCLG network currently comprises over 400 members from conservation, development and indigenous/local community organizations. Anyone with an interest in poverty-conservation issues is welcome to join our network, take advantage of the resources offered by the PCLG and contribute to our work.

To join the PCLG network send an email, with a short covering message to this effect, to Please include your name, organisation (if applicable), country of residence and email address.

Membership to the group does not involve any fee.

Organisational members

Organisations that develop or influence conservation and poverty reduction policy and those that are affected by it, can become organisational members of the learning group. Organisational members will enjoy exclusive access to certain activities – like small funding and specific meetings – that are not available to the wider PCLG network. Organisational members will also have their work featured in the regularly published PCLG Directory of Poverty and Conservation Organisations and Initiatives.

Criteria for organisational members include:

  1. The organisation is actively working on - or affected by - poverty-conservation linkages
  2. The organisation is willing to share its experience - positive and negative
  3. The organisation wants to learn from others and is committed to the learning process

If your organisation fulfills these criteria, and would like to become part of the group, please contact us at Your email should contain, beside a short covering message with your request for membership, the following information about your organisation:

  • Name of the organisation
  • Name of the organisation's department in charge of poverty-conservation initiatives (where relevant)
  • Contact details of the organisation (address, phone, fax, email)
  • Website
  • Organisation type (choose one between: Conservation organisation (NGO); Conservation organisations (UN); Conservation organisations (Government (Domestic)); Development organisation (NGO); Development organisation (Development Assistance Agency); Development organisation (Government (Domestic)); Development organisation (UN); Environment-Development Institution; Indigenous Peoples/Local Community Organisation; Other (Private/Educational))
  • Organisation interest (choose one between: conservation, development, human rights, other)
  • Description (general description of the organisation and of its relevance to the biodiversity conservation-poverty alleviation debate)
  • Specific relevant projects aimed at linking poverty and conservation goals (name of the project and very brief description)
  • Project locations
  • Staff contact (name, e-mail address and phone number of the staff member who will act as a reference point for all activities connected with the PCLG)

For help in compiling a description of your organisation browse the Poverty and Conservation Organisations section of this website, which will give you a clearer idea of the type of information and level of detail we aim for.

It is intended that the Group as a whole should seek to represent the range of organizations with an interest in conservation-poverty linkages. We are particularly interested to hear from organizations that could facilitate regional or national level learning processes that will feed into the international Group.

What we're about

The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.

More about us


IIED The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is a project coordinated by IIED.

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During the current financial year (to March 2014) the PCLG website is funded by the Arcus Foundation, UK aid, Sida and Danida, however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of these organisations.

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