Mangroves provide valuable ecosystem services for the wellbeing of coastal communities. Assessment and valuation of these mangroves services are increasingly advocated in development and conservation decision-making. Translating the values of services into more explicit monetary terms requires understanding of stakeholder activities, socio-economic context and local organizational structure to effectively support decision-making. Based on a survey of households of three villages of Sundarban in Bangladesh, mangroves services to local communities were identified and their economic values estimated. The households perceived 18 mangroves services, of which capture fisheries, fuel energy, storm protection, habitat for fish breeding and nursery grounds and aesthetic enjoyment were ranked the most important.
BIODIVERSITY IN THE SUNDARBAN DELTA REGION: CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND WAY FORWARD
BIODIVERSITY IN THE SUNDARBAN DELTA REGION: CRITICAL APPRAISAL AND WAY FORWARD - Ecolawgy
The Nypa fruticans Wurmb Nypa , a true mangrove palm, is abundant in the Sundarbans reserved forest of Bangladesh. Leaves are the primary product obtained from the Nypa, which are often used as thatching materials and source of income for the forest-dependent communities in the Sundarbans Impact Zone SIZ of Bangladesh. Hence, this study aimed to assess the usefulness of the Nypa leaf collection as a livelihoods strategy in the SIZ of Bangladesh. A total of 90 Nypa leaf collectors from three coastal unions were interviewed by administering a semi-structured interview schedule. Results suggested that income from the Nypa leaf collection, though making only a quarter percent of HH total income, was constrained by underdeveloped infrastructure, inaccessibility to fair market price, limitations of financial capital and frequent attack of Royal Bengal tiger Panthera tigris tigris. The study, therefore, suggests that Nypa leaf collection from the Sundarbans alone could not be a sustainable livelihoods strategy for the forest-dependent communities in the SIZ of Bangladesh.
Banglades h LEDC. Flooding is a natural phenomenon in Bangladesh and occurs on an annual basis. The notes below should help you to understand the causes and consequences of flooding in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is prone to serious and chronic flooding.
A super cyclone named Amphan struck Sundarbans on Wednesday, May 20, and continued north causing widespread destruction. A transnational nursery of universal importance , Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest on Earth and is situated on a delta formed by the confluence of three rivers—the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and the Meghna—on the Bay of Bengal spanning across south Bangladesh and coastal West Bengal. Amphan is the first major cyclone to make a landfall in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic in a densely populated region, which raises many questions about impacts. At the same time, the responses we have seen so far from the people of Sundarbans and the governments of Bangladesh and India can serve as a guide for other nations that may encounter similar ecological and social challenges in the coming months as we have now entered the hurricane season for both the Atlantic and the Pacific that will not end until November Distribution of cyclone relief materials, Kalidaspur Village, Sundarbans.