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Summary initial environmental examination for Sundarbans biodiversity conservation project in Bangladesh

The paper ‘Summary initial environmental examination for Sundarbans biodiversity conservation project in Bangladesh’ (May 1998) is published by Asian Development Bank.

Below quote is from the paper introduction

The proposed Sundarbans Biodiversity Conservation Project in Bangladesh (the Project) has been designated Category B. Accordingly, an initial environmental examination was conducted in accordance with the Bank’s environmental guidelines.

This summary initial environmental examination (SIEE) provides a report on initial screening of the activities identified for the Project. The report describes the scope of the anticipated beneficial and adverse impacts due to the Project, identifying appropriate measures for mitigation of potential adverse impacts and institutional linkages.

The SIEE is based on field surveys in the Sundarbans Reserved Forest (SRF, including two sanctuaries, a production zone, and a marine zone); field studies in local villages in the impact zone; several site inspections in four thanas1 in the immediate vicinity of the SRF; and discussions with stakeholders including concerned officials of the Forest Department (FD), the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), various experts on silviculture, wildlife, hydrology and hydraulic engineering, and representatives from communities, the Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh, and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) operating in the vicinity of SRF in various fields of rural development.

Download the entire paper through this link Summary initial environmental examination for Sundarbans biodiversity conservation project in Bangladesh

This knowledge source was provided by Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur, Training & Education Coordinator at Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project/Wildlife Conservation Society.

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