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p4ges - Can Paying 4 Global Ecosystem Services reduce poverty?


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We have produced a booklet in two versions - Malagasy and English to explain our research results (these are for viewing onscreen).

If you wish to print the booklet then the correct versions are here Malagasy and English


p4ges produces a 6 monthly Newsletter aimed at its partners and national and international advisory committees (see French page for French version)

Newsletter 1: January 2014
Newsletter 2: July 2014
Newsletter 3: January 2015
Newsletter 4: July 2015
Newsletter 5: January 2016
Newsletter 6: July 2016

Presentations by p4ges Members

Presentations 2017

Presentations from the final policy event of the p4ges project (Jan 2017)
This presentation was delivered at the close event of p4ges on January 27th 2017.

At our academic conference on the 19th January 2017 there were the following three presentations

Presentations 2016

Alex Rasoamanana presented this poster, 'Assessing input and output from swidden agriculture in a resource-poor-setting', at the EcoSumit conference in Montpellier (August 2016).

Alex Rasoamanana of the p4ges team gave this presentation, 'Distributive equity in a protected area safeguard project in Madagascar' (ppt), at the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Dec 2016 in Cancun, Mexico) as part of an IEED organised side event on conservation and equity.

Some of the p4ges team recently organised a side event at the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Dec 2016 in Cancun, Mexico). View the presentations given.

Presentation by Julia Jones on the links between poverty and conservation in Madagascar

Presentations 2015

Presentations from the Conference on the Costs and Social Impacts of Forest Conservation in Madagascar.

Social safeguards for REDD + have they reached their target?- Rina Mandimbiniaina (Essa-Forêts researcher working on the socio-economic component of p4ges)

Estimating the local costs of forest conservation using choice experiments  - Sarobidy Rakotonarivo (doctoral student at Bangor University and University of Copenhagen)

The bitter and the sweet. Social impacts of ecological compensation and biodiversity offset  - Cécile Bidaud (Associate researcher at the University of Bangor and p4ges project and ESPA Fellow)

Poster for the event

Presentations by p4ges delegates at ESPA Science Conference, London November 2015

Presentation by Dr Kate Schreckenberg at FLARE Conference 2015

Conserving global benefits at local cost? Lessons from biodiversity offsets and a REDD+ pilot project in Madagascar.

Presentation by Prof Julia Jones at International Congress of Conservation Biology, France, July 2015.

Can REDD+ social safeguards reach the ‘right’ people?

Poster presentation by Julia Jones Can REDD+ social safeguards reach the ‘right’ people?
Given on behalf of p4ges colleagues from Bangor University and the University of Antananarivo at the Paris meeting (7-10th July 2015) Our Common Future Under Climate Change
Click here for the poster

Presentation by Maafaka Ravelona about the hydrological team’s work given to regional stakeholders before a field visit at Mitsinjo, March 2015.

Presentations 2014

Presentation by Bruno Ramamonjisoa and Julia Jones to World Bank team, Antananarivo, November 2014.

Poster presentation of project

Presented at Ecosystem Services Partnership meeting in Costa Rica on 9-12 August 2014




Journal Articles

Rakotonarivo, O.S., Jacobsen, J.B., Larsen, H.O., Jones, P.G.J, Nielsen, M.S., Ramamonjisoa, B.S., Mandimbiniaina, R. R., Hockley, N. (2017) Qualitative and quantitative evidence on the true local welfare costs of forest conservation in Madagascar: Are discrete choice experiments a valid ex-ante tool? World Development. Read more

Zwartendijk, B.W., van Meerveld, H.J., Ghimire, C.P., Bruijnzeel, L.A., Ravelona, M., Jones, J.P.G. (2017) Rebuilding ecosystem functioning after deforestation: Soil infiltration capacity and preferential flow pathways under different land uses in Eastern Madagascar. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. Read more

Andriamananjara, A. Hewson, J., Razakamanarivo, H., Andrisoa, R.H., Ranaivoson, N., Ramboatiana, N., Razafindrakoto, M., Ramifehiarivo, N., Razafimanantsoa, M-P., Rabeharisoa, L., Ramananantoandro, T., Rasolohery, A., Rabetokotany, N., Razafimbelo, T. (2016) Land cover impacts on aboveground and soil carbon stocks in Malagasy rainforest. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 233,1-15 Read more

Bidaud, C., Ranjatson, P., Schreckenberg, K., Jones, J.P.G. The sweet and the bitter: Intertwined positive and negative social impacts of a biodiversity offset. Conservation and Society Read more

Ghimire, C.P., Bruijnzeel, L.A., Lubczynski, M.W., Ravelona, M., Zwartendijk, B.W., van Meerveld, H.J. (2017) Measurement and modelling of rainfall interception by two differently aged secondary forests in upland Eastern Madagascar. Journal of Hydrology Read more

Poudyal, M., Ramamonjisoa, B.S., Hockley, N.J., Rakotonarivo, S.O., Gibbons, J.M., Mandimbiniaina, R., Rasoamanana, A., Jones, J.P.G. (2016) Can REDD+ social safeguards reach the ‘right’ people? Lessons from Madagascar. Global Environmental Change. Read more

Rakotonarivo, O.S., Schaafsma M. & Hockley, N. (2016) A systematic review of the reliability and validity of discrete choice experiments in valuing non-market environmental goods. Journal of Environmental Management 183, 98–109 Read more

Rasolofoson, R.A., Ferraro, P.J., Jenkins, C.N., Jones, J.P.G. (2015) Effectiveness of Community Forest Management at reducing deforestation in Madagascar. Biological Conservation 184: 271-278 Read more

Rasolofoson, R.A., P.J. Ferraro, G. Ruta, M.S Rasamoelina, P.L Randriankolona, H.O. Larsen and J.P.G Jones (in press). Impacts of Community Forest Management on human economic well-being across Madagascar. Conservation Letters. Read more

St. John, F.A.V., Brockington, D., Bunnefeld, N., Duffy, R., Homewood, K., Jones, J.P.G., Keane, A., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Nuno, A., Razafimanahaka, J. (2016) Assuring anonymity at the individual level may not be sufficient to protect research participants from harm. Biological Conservation. Read more