The Poverty and Conservation Learning GroupThis website is our key mechanism for sharing and dissemination of information and experience on conservation-poverty linkages.
Website (URL): http://povertyandconservation.info/en/
The Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG) is a forum for facilitating mutual learning between key stakeholders, from a range of backgrounds, on conservation-poverty linkages.
The Learning Group fulfils two major - but different - functions:
- promoting good practice through information provision and dissemination
- influencing policy change through provision of a programme of .learning activities. to organisations actively working on conservation-poverty linkages.
This website is our key mechanism for sharing and dissemination of information and experience on conservation-poverty linkages. The site is centred on four key, fully searchable, databases:
- A bibliographic database provides details of the literature on conservation-poverty linkages. It can be searched for publications by specific organisations or types of organisations; by subject area; by geographic focus; by author; or by key word.
- An organisations database highlights the range of organisations working on conservation-poverty linkages . including donor agencies, conservation organisations, NGOs, indigenous people.s organisations and grassroots groups.
- An initiatives database describes significant international initiatives designed to explore the links between conservation and poverty reduction . from broad poverty-environment programmes to focused single-issue agendas.
- A case studies database is capturing practical, on-the-ground experience in linking conservation and poverty reduction and documenting the strategies employed in making these linkages. To date there are limited examples of case studies that have succeeded in measuring and monitoring both poverty and conservation impacts. We would particularly welcome additional contributions to this database.
The databases are designed to continually evolve and we would welcome your contributions at any time, as well as any updates or comments on the accuracy and relevance of the existing entries.
As well as the databases, the website will function as a web portal, providing links to other sites of interest, members institutional sites, related databases, networks and so on. Over time, we will develop the site to include:
- an e-library for documents that are not available on other live websites,
- a section for useful methodologies and tools,
- a practitioners exchange forum to facilitate rapid exchange of information, post requests for assistance and so on from project managers, protected area officials and so on.
- a section for posting Learning Group documents (including thinkpieces, position papers, workshop proceedings, archived newsletters).