Discovery of a potential site for community-based sustainable ecotourism in the Sundarbans Reserveforests, Bangladesh

Mohammad Zahirul Haque, Mohammad Imam Hasan Reza, Md Mahmudul Alam, Zahir Uddin Ahmed, Md Wasiul Islam

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Abstract

Conservation of biological diversity is a pressing need and protected areas are the cornerstones for conserving remaining flora and fauna. However, forest dependent livelihood in countries like Bangladesh is making this task very critical. In the case of the poor and forestdependent livelihood in the Sundarbans area of Bangladesh, an eco-friendly ecotourism may provide an alternative livelihood, which may reduce the overexploitation from the valuable Sundarbans forest ecosystems. Furthermore, this initiative may also serve to aware people on the value of these unique ecosystems. Therefore, this study discusses the scope, benefits and challenges for developing sustainable ecotourism within the protected area. It focuses on the development of a potential site having ecological and archaeological values for sustainable ecotourism inside the Sundarbans Reserve Forest. Developing sustainable tourism spots inside the wildlife hub has a high demand among tourists and it is also necessary for the socioeconomic development of the local community, moreover, the approach of community-based ecotourism (CBEM) is a suitable strategy for the conservation of protected areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)553-566
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Conservation Science
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Community Based Ecotourism (CBEM)
  • Protected area
  • Site development
  • Sustainability

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  • Conservation
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Discovery of a potential site for community-based sustainable ecotourism in the Sundarbans Reserveforests, Bangladesh. / Haque, Mohammad Zahirul; Reza, Mohammad Imam Hasan; Alam, Md Mahmudul; Ahmed, Zahir Uddin; Islam, Md Wasiul.

In: International Journal of Conservation Science, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2016, p. 553-566.

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Haque, Mohammad Zahirul ; Reza, Mohammad Imam Hasan ; Alam, Md Mahmudul ; Ahmed, Zahir Uddin ; Islam, Md Wasiul. / Discovery of a potential site for community-based sustainable ecotourism in the Sundarbans Reserveforests, Bangladesh. In: International Journal of Conservation Science. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 2. pp. 553-566.
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