Meetings and events

The PCLG periodically organises or supports events that tackle key issues of relevance to Learning Group members. Some events will be organised specifically for members but we will also try to take advantage of existing international meetings where we can organise side events for more open participation.

This page provides details of those events including meeting reports and downloadable presentations. Learning Group members are welcome to suggest ideas for issues that might be explored at future events.

26 - 27 March 2013, London, UK

This 2013 PCLG Symposium - jointly organised by IIED, the International Land Coalition (ILC), the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Maliasili Initiatives - took place at London Zoo. The overall objective of the symposium was to examine the varied...

11 - 15 January, 2012, Bogor, Indonesia

The Africa-Asia Ape Conservation and Poverty Alleviation Learning Exchange took place at CIFOR campus, Bogor, Indonesia.  The workshop focused on linking great ape/forest conservation and poverty alleviation and covered mechanisms such as reducing...

20 December 2011, IIED, London, UK

This jointly organised PCLG and Bond Development and Environment Group (DEG) workshop was held to explore the opportunities and challenges of poverty reduction in rural areas. Participants were both representatives from large development NGOs and PCLG...

15-19 November 2010, Masindi, Uganda

A PCLG workshop on linking ape conservation and poverty reduction took place in Masindi, Uganda. Around 30 participants from a variety of ape range states in Africa shared their experiences of engaging with commnuties in high biodiversity areas....

28 - 29 April 2010, ZSL, London, UK

What do we actually know about the degree to which biodiversity conservation contributes to poverty reduction? This symposium titled "Linking biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction: what, why and how?" organised by IIED, PCLG members, UNEP-...

24 May 2008, Bonn, Germany

The IIED-facilitated Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG), together with the CBD Secretariat and the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), hosted a succesful one day meeting during CBD COP9 to highlight emerging experience in...

7-8 November 2007, Zoological Society of London, London, UK

The 2007 PCLG Symposium took place on 7th-8th November 2007 at the Zoological Society of London (UK). The theme of this meeting was 'Climate Change, Conservation and Poverty: What are the implications of climate mitigation and adaptation for...

17-19 July, Cambridge, UK

This workshop organised by Fauna & Flora International, the African Wildlife Foundation and Birdlife International explored the challenges and solutions to monitoring and evaluating socio-economic/livelihoods impacts in conservation programmes.  ...

18 June 2007, Park City, Utah USA

Members of the PCLG presented papers in a session on conservation and human welfare linkages at the 2007 annual symposium of the International Association for Society and Natural Resources.

Dilys Roe (IIED) talked about the diversity of...
21 March 2006, Curitiba, Brazil

A side event was held at CBD COP8 in Curitiba on March 21st 2006 highlighting the lack of attention paid to the social equity component of the CBD Programme of Work on Protected Areas.

12-13 December 2005, UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK

The inception meeting of the Poverty and Conservation Learning Group was convened in December 2005. 46 organisations that are actively involved in, or affected by, conservation-poverty linkages were invited. Of these, 27 organisations were able to...

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