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Approaches to Sustainable Wetland Resource Management

Edited by Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, M. Anisul Islam, Mir Waliuzzaman, Raquibul Amin and Ainun Nishat, IUCN -The World Conservation Union, 2005, pbk, x, 88 p, figs, ISBN : 9848574069, $17.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Approaches to Sustainable Wetland Resource Management/edited by Haseeb Md. Irfanullah, M. Anisul Islam, Mir Waliuzzaman, Raquibul Amin and Ainun NishatContents: 1. Introduction: i. Global environmental perspectives. ii. Environmental initiatives in Bangladesh. iii. Environmental concerns in Bangladesh: a wetland perspective. iv. Community based Haor and floodplain resource management. 2. Concept of community based natural resource management: i. Ecosystem approach. ii. Social science viewpoint. iii. Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM): a conceptual framework. iv. Important factors influencing CBNRM. v. Communication. 3. Approaches and methodology: i. Community based Haor and floodplain resource management. ii. Conceptual issues. iii. Role of women. iv. Methods considered. v. Tools for project implementation. vi. Sustainability issues. 4. Principal considerations in selecting project areas: i. Site selection. ii. Salient features of project areas and locations. 5. Participatory tools used in community based approach: i. Studying project areas. ii. Participatory action plan development. iii. Stakeholder analysis. iv. Identification of actions and implementation approach. 6. Awareness, education and trainings leading to improved understanding: i. Awareness raising. ii. Capacity development. 7. Environment fund: an option for alternative livelihood: i. Motivation and group formation. ii. Orientation. iii. Need assessment. iv. Savings generation. v. Environment fund mobilization. vi. Skill development. 8. Institution building for sustainable management: i. Community Based Organizations (CBOs). ii. Institution building for sustainability. 9. Piloting restoration and rehabilitation of wetland ecosystems: i. Participatory plantation. ii. Rehabilitating aquatic habitats. iii. Conservation of threatened wildlife. iv. Community initiative in medicinal plant conservation. 10. Exit strategy and sustainability issues. 11. Conclusion. Bibliography.
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