Systematic economic and environmental injustices to peasants and fishers date back to the British colonial takeover in Bengal. To date, there is no process in place to restore the indigenous and customary tenure rights of fishers.
AI in Conservation: Communities’ control over the decision-making process
Now that conservation groups are embracing Artificial Intelligence— we shall start to take this super ‘autonomous’ decision-making process seriously, and talk about communities’ and indigenous peoples’ participation.
Integrating SDG14 and Blue Economy into the next Five-Year Plan in Bangladesh
We hope our proposal will be useful for the Planning Commission to integrate SDGs and Blue Economy into the 8th Five-Year Plan more effectively.
Why we need media ethics for Ocean communicators?
People should be able to rely on that the stories are done independently by journalists (not serving the institutional interest of conservation organizations as such) who are committed to serving only the public interest and pursuing truth through facts.
What are the riverine fisherfolks thinking about?
We are talking to fisherfolks and other river-dependent communities to understand what are their recent experiences with conservation and what are their thoughts about community-stewardship of riverine ecosystems. Before that, earlier this year, I led a study to understand human dimensions of Hilsa conservation in the context of community-stewardship trans-boundary cooperation among countries sharing Ganges-Meghna-Brahmaputra river’s watershed.