Mohammad Mahmudul Islam

Drivers of mangrove ecosystem service change in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh

Mangroves are now well known to provide a range of ecosystem services that benefit local populations, though such ecosystem services are at risk from mangrove deforestation and degradation across much of the tropics. This study aimed to identify the natural and anthropogenic drivers of change that affect ecosystem services of the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Secondary.. Read More

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Addressing Disaster Risks and Climate Change in Coastal Bangladesh: Using the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

This chapter examined the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) which were endorsed by FAO member states in 2014, in the Bangladesh small-scale fisheries context with particular focus on disaster risks and climate change related guidelines (Para. 9). Given that small-scale coastal fisheries in Bangladesh are subjected to multifaceted.. Read More

Exploitation and conservation of coastal and marine fisheries in Bangladesh: Do the fishery laws matter?

The present study analysed the major features of two important acts and an ordinance in Bangladesh that govern coastal and marine fishery exploitation and conservation. The problems with the implementation of these regulations were identified, and the level of compliance among fishers and reasons for their noncompliance were assessed. Based on two case studies on.. Read More

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Negotiating risk and poverty in mangrove fishing communities of the Bangladesh Sundarbans

Small-scale fishers in Bangladesh face substantial risks due to their occupation and their geographical setting. Without any effective buffer against crises, recurring shocks and on-going risk exposure are major factors pushing fishers into poverty. Not all fishers experience these events in the same way, however, with some of them showing higher capacity to negotiate risks… Read More