AN EXPLORATION OF LAND ZONING OF CORAL ISLAND OF BANGLADESH FOR REDUCING THE VULNERABILITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Journal: Earth Science Malaysia (ESMY)
Author: Prabal Barua, Syed Hafizur Rahman, Abhijit Mitra, Sufia Zaman
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Saint Martin is an only tropical island of Bangladesh having coral and adjacent rich biodiversity which is built of organic material derived from associate organism of coral ecosystem. Present study was conducted to developed the exclusive zoning plan that based on the specific goal of managing natural resources of St.Martin’s island. . The authors mentioedn that it is important to recognize that the current zoning plan is based on the assumption that conservation and sustainable use of natural resources are the primary objectives. This is found that climate Change is now affecting the biodiversity of ST. Martin island and coral reef diversity hampering due to vulnerability of environmental degradation and climate change. The authors mentioned that, participation and involvement of island inhabitants should required to prime concern for successful implementation of the effective zoning management plan. Desired level of usage can be achieved through interventions, but only in consultation and active cooperation and participation with local communities, with a clear recognition that additional environmental, biological, socioeconomic and sociopolitical data are required for an effective management and conservation of corals and other marine biodiversity of St. Martin’s island through proper implementation of zoning and Marine Protected Area.