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Forest Conservation in Protected Areas of Bangladesh: Policy and Community Development Perspectives

The book covers as many aspects of participatory protected area management as possible
This is a success story of implementing conservation policy in Bangladesh. However, it does not only focus on the positive issues, but also highlights the adverse ones. For instance, negative attitude of the community people towards ‘Improved Cooking Stove’ that is generally welcomed worldwide. This is a controversial but interesting finding, which could be of interest for the researchers working in biomass energy
A meta-physical model (‘Spider-web model of protected area co-management’) has been developed, which could be followed by the policy makers of countries having similar socio-economic and geo-political context like Bangladesh

Series: World Forests Series Volume: 20

By: Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury (Editor)

329 pages, 49 colour & 6 b/w illustrations, 68 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jul 2014 | #215724 | ISBN-13: 9783319081465
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NHBS Price: £126.00 $161/€149 approx

About this book

Forest Conservation in Protected Areas of Bangladesh dealt with a number of issues under the broad subject matter of protected area focusing on the policy of collaborative management as a means to augment the forest conservation activities and enhance community development in Bangladesh. Studies covered in Forest Conservation in Protected Areas of Bangladesh emerged with the success stories of protected area co-management, both in terms of community development and biodiversity conservation. Significant level of development was noticed in the socio-economic conditions of the surrounding communities. Empowerment and improved social dignity of women participants signifies the initiation of co-management approach. The principles of participatory governance were found reasonably well reflected in legal and policy frameworks. Based on the lessons from the studies, a general metaphysical model, namely 'Spider-web model of protected area co-management' has been developed that can be potentially applicable in countries where local communities rely heavily on protected areas.


Contents

1. Introduction- Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Masao Koike and Shigeyuki Izumiyama
2. Conceptual framework, research methods and approaches - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury and Masao Koike
3. Critical analysis of the forest policy of Bangladesh: Highlights on conservation and people's participation- Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Masao Koike and Shigeyuki Izumiyama
4. Local communities' use of biomass fuels and attitude towards improved cooking stoves in and around Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Masao Koike and Shigeyuki Izumiyama
5. Major resource use from protected areas by local communities: A case of harvesting medicinal plants in and around Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury and Masao Koike
6. Impact of co-management on rural development: Evidence from community survey in and around Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Masao Koike and Shigeyuki Izumiyama
7. Assessment of the community participation in and attitudes towards co-management programs in Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Shigeyuki Izumiyama and Masao Koike
8. Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem functions of indigenous agroforestry systems: Case study from three tribal communities in and around Lawachara National Park - Sharif Ahmed Mukul
9. Role of co-management organizaions in protected area governance: Some selected dynamics from Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary - A. Z. M. Manzoor Rashid and Niaz Ahmed Khan
10. A review discussion on the state of collaborative protected area management around the world and comparison with that of BangladesH - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury
11. Potential threats, their patterns and extent to the protected areas of Bangladesh: A 'red flag' to biodiversity conservation efforts - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury and Shigeyuki Izumiyama
12. Conclusion and recommendations - Mohammad Shaheed Hossain Chowdhury, Masao Koike and Shigeyuki Izumiyama


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