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A publication by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Realizing the need for coordinated efforts to mainstream gender issues in development initiatives to increase resilience, the Government of Bangladesh has this year published the Bangladesh Climate Change and Gender Action Plan. The initiative was taken in 2012 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, with financial support from the Government of Finland and technical support from IUCN. This plan provides guidance on policy issues and initiatives that need to be taken into consideration by government and development practitioners, in collaboration with different institutions to address climate change in a gender sensitive manner.
Climate Change is no longer something to happen in the future, it is here and now. Bangladesh Government is fully committed to take all measures so that climate change is managed in a way that people are fully protected from its adverse impacts. The tasks however, are many and complex.
Research and Compilation: Dr Istiak Sobhan, A B M Sarowar Alam Mohammad and Shahad Mahabub Chowdhury
Technical Editor: Dr Sarder Nasir Uddin, Md Aminur Rahman and Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad
Bangladesh’s most important freshwater wetlands occur in the Hoar Basin apart from the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta, which is low lying plains in eastern Mymensingh and western Sylhet Divisions, in the north-eastern part of the country. Tanguar haor is located in two Upazillas (sub-districts) namely Tahirpur and Dharmapasha of Sunamganj district in Sylhet Division. The Tanguar Haor basin, which is an area of 10,000 hectares of land, also supports about 60,000 populations with its resources.
Author: Reemen Firoz
Melting glaciers and rain in the eastern Himalayas flow from north to south and from east to west taking the form of numerous streams and rivers. Finally they all meet in the Bay of Bengal, taking the shape of a beautiful country called Bangladesh. It’s a country rich in diversity of life, nature and culture.
Research and Compilation: Mohammad Abdul Motaleb, Dr Mohammed Kamal Hossain, Dr M Khairul Alam, M M Abdullah-Al Mamun and Marufa Sultana
The principal aim of this book is two-fold: (i) to provide detailed information on locally important medicinal herbs and shrubs of Thanchi upazila and (ii) to preserve the TK of herbal healers on medicinal plants use. This book describes 116 most commonly used medicinal herbs and shrubs which includes scientific name; family name; vernacular names; botanical description; ecological adaptation; distribution; propagation and management; chemical onstituents; medicinal uses; other uses; conservation status in the study area; market potential/domestication potential/ plantation potential and photographs. We believe that this book is one of the pioneering encyclopedic compilations in Bangladesh that can provide the reader with all the above silvicultural information of different medicinal herbs and shrubs at a glance. We sincerely hope that this book will be useful to the people interested in medicinal plants, especially in developing world.
Editted by: Dr. M. Asaduzzaman Dr. S.M. Munjurul Hannan Khan Dr. Ainun Nishat
Bangladesh is the innocent victim of climate change due to its low riparian
flat coastal landscape and high population density with poor financial capacity to respond to the adverse impact of climate change. Natural hazards like floods, droughts, cyclones and sea level rise are increasing day by day that will push poorer section of the population to the very margin of survival. Bangladesh government realizes that it is necessary to raise her voice in global forum in an effort to minimize impact of global warming largely caused by developed countries.
Research and Text: A. B. M. Sarowar Alam Mohammad Shahad Mahabub Chowdhury Dr. Istiak Sobhan Technical Editor: Dr. Reza Khan Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad Md. Aminur Rahman
Wetlands are amongst the Earth's most productive ecosystems. In Bangladesh these are of great importance because of the extensive food webs and rich biodiversity they support. In the past, wetlands have been undervalued. However, in recent times, awareness increases of the fact that natural wetlands provide many services toward mankind through various functions, products e.g., fish, fuelwood, timber, rice, and attributes i.e., biodiversity, aesthetic beauty, cultural heritage and archaeology.
Edited by: Dr. Ainun Nishat Assisted by: Nasim Aziz, Nandan Mukherjee, Eshrat Sharmen Akand, Md. Ahsanul Wahed, Ershadul Kader Faruki and Marufa Sultana Layout: Sheikh Asaduzzaman
It is now unequivocally established that climate change is a reality, and the adversities of climatic transformations pose one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. Even a cursory observer of recent world events may very well notice the examples of extreme climatic conditions such as the record breaking rainfalls in India, Pakistan or even in Australia leading to flooding of vast expanses, and unprecedented snowfall in Europe or in North America. In Bangladesh, scientists have noticed a degree of systematic rise in temperature and an increase in the frequency of cyclones and associated disasters. It is now often noted that signs and distinctiveness of the country's 'six seasons' are getting increasingly blurred.
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Author: Motaleb, M.A., et al. 2011 Medicinal plants are an important part of natural wealth. They serve as important therapeutic agents as well as valuable raw materials for manufacturing numerous traditional and modern medicines. The history of medicinal plant use for overcoming diseases and related sufferings is probably as old as humans. Our ancestors were forced to use any natural substances that they could find to ease their sufferings caused by acute and chronic illness, physical discomforts, wounds and injuries, and even terminal illness. Since that ancient time, plants with therapeutic properties have occupied an important place in the disease treatment practices. …
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The coastal zone of Bangladesh is highly prone to disasters, particularly tropical cyclones and storm surges.The agriculture and fisheries sector suffer the most. This study points out a number of steps and policy options for coping with the change and sustaining livelihood activities using scientific, technological and institutional measures. …
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