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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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Published by: Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh
The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Bangladesh provides a framework for conservation, sustainable use and sharing the benefits of biodiversity of Bangladesh. A major focus of this plan is to ensure cross-sectoral linkages, reflectign the fact that in Bangladesh biodiversity conservation is closely inter-woven with social and economic development.