Integrated Protected Area Co-management and CBM in Sunamganj, Bangladesh M. G. Mustafa 18 July, Bangladesh
Integrated Protected Area Co-Management (IPAC) Project Funded by USAID for five years (June’08 – May’13) IPAC works with government (MoFL, MoEF) & civil society to build a sustainable Nishorgo Network - conserved forest & wetland
Move forward a revised wetland leasing policy that reflect co-management,
Prepared a 10-year Integrated Resource Management Plan ( IRMP ) for Sundarbans (Largest mangrove forest) .
CNN filmed on Women community & aired internationally,
IPAC achievements IRMP for Sundarbans Research Book
Fisheries Research Support Project (FRSP) Study aim: Objectively determine whether management performance is better under SCBRMP Project period: July’07 to June’13 Spread over 7 Sub-districts in Sunamganj district The FRSP was designed to analysis Project SCBRMP activities and impact on biodiversity Funded by LGED
How do we define indicators to measure management performance?
Study considered two types of fishing
Organized Harvest – Group Catch
Compare through Trend analysis Catch monitoring by Community enumerator
Community managed approaches can result in more productive and sustainable fisheries at the same time as safeguarding the livelihoods of poor fishing households
Way Forward: Thank you 1. Twenty years of Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM) in Bangladesh, What works? What need to be done? WorldFish Members: M. G. Mustafa, Bill Collis, Ben Belton Non WFC people: M. Rahman (DG-DoF), Paul Thompson, Mokelshur Rahman (Ex-Director, CNRS) 2. Title: An Assessment of the impact of Community Based Fisheries Management in Bangladesh WorldFish Team Members: M. G. Mustafa, Firoz Khan, Bill Collis, Murshed-E-Jahan, Ben Belton Non WFC people: M. Rahman (DG-DoF), Paul Thompson, M. Rahman (Ex-Director, CNRS) 3. Title: Community Based Resource Management in the low-lying areas: What does the Fishery Management evidence really show? WorldFish Team Members: M. G. Mustafa, Firoz Khan, Bill Collis Non WFC people: Sk. Md. Mohsin-LGED, Michael Roy (SCBRMP) ; Paper ideas: