Bangladesh India Sundarban Region Cooperation Initiative
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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Bangladesh India Sundarban Region Cooperation Initiative(BISRCI), BISRCI is a transboundary platform meant to facilitate conservation of Sundarban as well as support people dependent on it for survival; particularly from climate change impacts. The platform includes IWA, Bangladesh; ORF, India; IDSA, India; PRI, Bangladesh; EnGIO, India & WWF, India; and working with World Bank support.
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Climate Change impact is pushing up man-tiger conflict in Sundarban leading to increasing number of tiger afflicted calamities in recent time. Though there is no documented record, researchers working with man tiger conflict claim that there have been about 3000 human deaths from tiger attacks since 80’s. “It’s a fact that fish catch has been gradually dwindling over last few years forcing the fisherman to spend greater time close to forest areas, particularly within the narrow creeks adjacent to tiger habitats ; & thus increasing the risk of tiger attacks;” said Milan Das of Dakshin Banga Motsyojibi Forum (South Bengal Fishermen Forum). Das recently accompanied...
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Climate ‘fastest growing threat’ for Sundarban

Climate ‘fastest growing threat’ for Sundarban

An IPCC climate change report, published just before the recently held global climate summit at Katowice; Poland, has made it clear that areas like Sundarban will become extremely vulnerable to coastal flooding in near future...

Salinity quickened Sundari decrease

Salinity quickened Sundari decrease

Sundari, the iconic mangrove species responsible for naming the entire area as Sundarban, is disappearing fast in both Indian and Bangladesh Sundarban mainly due to climatic impacts and range of anthropogenic reasons. A 2015-16 survey...

Salinity affects pregnant women, children

Salinity affects pregnant women, children

Extreme salinity in the coastal area of the Sundarbans is posing serious health hazard to women and children, particularly pregnant women. Saline water is killing trees and sources of other foods including fishes, cows, hens...

Tiger roar likely to get louder

Tiger roar likely to get louder

The finding of the just concluded tiger census indicates that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in West Bengal part of Sundarban is set to increase by “at least 10 per cent” compared to last...

Do we need a joint voice to save Sundarban?

India & Bangladesh share about 20000 sq km of Sundarban out of which roughly 10000 sq km falls within forest Nearly 13 million people depend on Sundarban for survival. Despite a hotbed of climate change ; Sundarban is still not adequately acknowledged at global benchmark. Many feel that a joint...
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