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Degeneration of Bangladesh Sundarbans: A Management Issue


Iftekhar, M and Islam, MR, Degeneration of Bangladesh Sundarbans: A Management Issue, International Forestry Review, 6, (2) pp. 123-135. ISSN 1465-5489 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1505/ifor.


The Sundarbans is a unique mangrove ecosystem of considerable ecological and economic value. The Sundarbans has supplied products and services to mankind for centuries and has been under systematic management for more than 100 years. The forest is now showing signs of degradation. Forest cover, species diversity and ecosystem function have declined, even though several forest policies, laws and management plans have been enacted to protect the forest. The effectiveness of these policies and plans is limited by the poor implementation capacity. Management inadequacies and alternatives that may help to conserve the Sundarbans are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
UTAS Author:Iftekhar, M (Mr Sayed Iftekhar)
ID Code:68762
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:48
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2011-03-19
Last Modified:2011-05-14

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