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Bangladesh - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The 4 broad types of ecosystems in Bangladesh are coastal and marine ecosystems, inland freshwater ecosystems, terrestrial forest ecosystems, and man-made ecosystems. Wetlands are the most important natural ecosystems of Bangladesh. The haor basin is known for its rich biodiversity. The largest haor in Bangladesh is Hakaluki Haor, which supports one of the largest inland fisheries in the country... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target

The 1994 Forest Policy aims to increase protected areas by protecting 10% of the reserve forest land by the year 2015. In order to provide legal basis for ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of biological and genetic resources, and associated indigenous and local knowledge, Bangladesh has drafted the Biodiversity and Community Knowledge Protection Act... More »

Initiatives in Protected Areas

The specific targets include: conservation of important biodiversity hotspots in Cittagong Hill Tracts, conservation of Rampahar and Sitapahar of Chittagong Region, and conservation of denuded hill areas of Ramgarh Shitakunda. Tanguar hoar has been established as a Ramsar site and is also protected, among others, as a fish sanctuary... More »

Initiatives for Article 8(j)

The Biodiversity and Community Knowledge Protection Act has been drafted to protect biodiversity and associated traditional knowledge in Bangladesh. Local institutions have been established to encourage participation of local community in decision-making and sustainable management of wetland and fisheries resources.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Mr. Tarik Ul-Islam
Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Nurul Quadir
ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. A.N. Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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