Since 2009 the PCLG has received additional support from the Arcus Foundation to help achieve three goals:
As part of this work, a workshop was held in Uganda in November 2010 which brought together organisations working on the links between ape conservation and poverty reduction from a number of different countries in Africa.
The following are some of the activites that have arisen from the Uganda workshop:
An Africa-Asia Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation Learning Exchange took place at CIFOR campus, Bogor, Indonesia from 11-13 January 2012. The workshop focused on linking ape/forest conservation and poverty alleviation and covered mechanisms such as reducing human wildlife conflict, encouraging ape-based tourism and investing in ape-friendly REDD+.
We have also established a great apes LinkedIn group to facilitate the exchange information, to seek help and advice, and to keep in touch on issues related to great apes conservation and its links to poverty reduction.
Linking Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: A Discussion Paper on Good and Best Practice in the Case of Great Ape, PCLG Discussion paper no11, 2013
Linking Great Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation - Project flier
The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group is an international network of organisations that promotes learning on the linkages between biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
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.