Hi folks! I'm so very excited, probably you can tell from all the hashtags in the title. Yes, this is exciting, at last, we have started our studies on sawfish and its conservation here in Bangladesh; in the Sundarbans mangroves and other coastal areas along the Bay of Bengal. We've been to the fields recently. [...]
What’s for Bangladesh in CMS COP12?
If you are a twitter user, you are already aware of this situation. Twitter app in your android mobile has a daily ritual; no matter what It will regularly update you of latest trends and highlights from fellow twitter users. Being notified I was surfing through some of the highlights this morning, and came to [...]
An Overview on ‘Crab Bank’
Morning of 26th October, 2016. 2nd day of 13th Regional Steering Committee Meeting of Mangroves for the Future (MFF). Breakfast with Dr. Chamniern Vorratnchaiphan* at Casablanca Restaurant, Cox’s Bazar. We were lightly discussing our take on sustainability and managing natural resources in developing countries, and at some point we got stuck with mud crab. What [...]
Does the future of sharks depend on sustainable fishing?
The unsustainable exploitation, both target, and bycatch, of elasmobranch fauna from our ocean has pushed about one-fourth of chondrichthyans to the brink of extinction. In the emerging crisis, several approaches ranging from the ban on fishing to trading have been employed, however, a new correspondence from Colin A. Simpfendorfer and Nicholas K. Dulvy suggests that sustainable fishing [...]
Can Science Benefit Both Mud Crab and Local Fishers in the Sundarban?
This blog demonstrates the crucial role science can play in the sustainable management of mud crabs in the Sundarban, Bangladesh. The case presented here draws on a five-day field trip facilitated by Mangroves for The Future, Bangladesh in which two researchers and 15 different stakeholders were interviewed, and a discussion between the author and his [...]
A Plea for Responsible Consumerism on Pahela Boishakh
A different Bengali new year 14th April rings a loud bell to any Bengali. Why? Because it is Pahlea Boishakh--the first day of Bengali calendar. People anticipate a festive day to be celebrated with myriad traditions and customs to embrace the new year. Interestingly, hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), the national fish of Bangladesh, has a profound [...]
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