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An evaluation of the effectiveness of the co-management approach in selected protected areas of Bangladesh

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the co-management approach in selected protected areas of Bangladesh

Ahmed, Salma and Bartlett, Debbie (2018) An evaluation of the effectiveness of the co-management approach in selected protected areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 10 (12):237CE8F59562. pp. 510-516. ISSN 2141-243X (Print), 2141-243X (Online) (doi:10.5897/IJBC2017.1107)

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Abstract

This study takes a qualitative method approach to evaluating the perceptions and attitudes of stakeholders to the effectiveness of planning and management in three protected areas in Bangladesh. A complex socio-economic context was revealed within which there were diverse views leading, in some cases, to ongoing conflict and difficulty in law enforcement. While the co-management approach in theory takes the interests of local people into account and so has a better prospect for long term, sustainable, forest protection, this research revealed that community participation is not currently effective and recommendations are made to remedy this and so increase the potential to achieve the management objectives for these protected areas.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-management; protected areas; Bangladesh
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Biology & Biotechnology Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Life & Sports Sciences
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 11:08
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/22370

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