Managing the Sundarbans region: opportunities for mutual gain by India and Bangladesh
by Leonard Ortolano; Ernesto Sánchez-Triana; Tapas Paul; Shakil Ahmed Ferdausi
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (IJESD), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2016

Abstract: The Sundarbans is managed separately by India and Bangladesh, but from ecological and socioeconomic perspectives the region is a single unit. Results from household surveys in each of the countries as well as the literature demonstrate the region's unity. Mutual advantages could flow from closer binational cooperation in managing the Sundarbans in several areas, such as disaster management systems, forest management to improve relationships with forest-dependent communities, and conservation of the Bengal tiger. Such collaboration has started, but government-to-government progress has been slow. Fruitful results have been obtained recently by civil society organisations with support from international aid organisations.

Online publication date: Mon, 30-Nov-2015

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