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Sundarbans and its Ecosystem Services

Traditional Knowledge, Customary Sustainable Use and Community Based Innovation

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  • Presents a comprehensive story of the Sundarbans with a focus on Indigenous local knowledge
  • Brings institutional vulnerability aspects and power-sharing arrangements into analyses of resource management
  • Challenges the market-based approach in valuing the natural resources

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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This edited volume focuses on the largest single tract contiguous mangrove forest in the world— the Sundarbans— exploring traditional knowledge, customary sustainable use and community-based innovation. The book analyses the current state of the Sundarbans, its multiple values and ecosystem services, to demonstrate that Indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) is essential for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Not only does this play an integral role in realising SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 15 (life on land), it also actively contributes towards achieving many other goals and targets. It contributes a new understanding of sustainability by bringing human-nature relationships in view of the renewed interest in biodiversity and climate change— heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. The book links scientific knowledge with multi, inter, trans- disciplinary nature of ILK for sustainable development collected from the ground. It challenges the market-based approach in valuing the natural resources, and demonstrates that the valuation of environmental resources through market penetration pricing does not reckon the social benefits and values coproduced through complementarity between humans and nature.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir

About the editor

Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir is a professor at the Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and is currently holding the charge of the Chairman of the Department. He is the chairperson of Unnayan Onneshan— a Dhaka based multidisciplinary think-tank, vice chairperson of IUCN Asia Regional Members Committee and chairperson of IUCN National Committee of Bangladesh. He has led numerous projects for diverse organisations including governments, development partners and international organisations at home and abroad. His latest books are Numbers and Narratives in Bangladesh’s Economic Development (2021), Fiscal and Monetary Policies in Developing Countries: State, Citizenship and Transformation (2021), and the edited volume, COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Response, Rights & Resilience (2021).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sundarbans and its Ecosystem Services

  • Book Subtitle: Traditional Knowledge, Customary Sustainable Use and Community Based Innovation

  • Editors: Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir

  • Series Title: Sustainable Development Goals Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-3000-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-2999-1Published: 14 September 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-3002-7Published: 15 September 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-3000-3Published: 13 September 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2523-3084

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-3092

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 271

  • Number of Illustrations: 31 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Development Studies, Development Economics, Sustainable Development

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