Conservation And Conflicts In The Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India
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The Sundarban Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India, is part of the largest mangrove forest ecosystem in the world. The reserve is a world heritage site and the last refuge for the endangered Bengal tiger at a crucial time when global climate change threatens their existence. The mangrove ecosystem and wildlife conservation have become the priority for the state government of West Bengal. However, in becoming so, the state government imposes restrictions on catching fish in the core and buffer areas of the biosphere reserve, which intensify fishermen's everyday resource‐access struggles in the mangrove forest. This paper examines the conflict between local fishermen and conservation needs, broadening the understanding of human‐environment relationships in the Sundarbans region of India.
Ghosh, P. (2015). Conservation And Conflicts In The Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India. Geographical Review, 105(4), 429–440. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1931-0846.2015.12101.x
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