Resuscitating the Sundarbans: Customary use of biodiversity & traditional cultural practices in Bangladesh - 10(c) Case Study

Resuscitating the Sundarbans: Customary Use of Biodiversity & Traditional Cultural Practices in Bangladesh

Resuscitating the Sundarbans: Customary use of biodiversity & traditional cultural practices in Bangladesh - 10(c) Case Study

This report highlights the connection between biodiversity conservation and forest peoples' livelihoods and customary use. It shows how the current Forest Department-led management continues to threaten the long-term survival of the forest and the people. The traditional resource users call for an urgent shift towards community-based and collaborative management of the Sundarbans to ensure a future both for its biodiversity and its people.

This case study is part of the Forest Peoples Programme series of Case Studies and Synthesis Paper on Customary sustainable use of biodiversity by indigenous peoples and local communities: Examples, challenges, community initiatives and recommendations relating to CBD Article 10(c)