Restoring Degraded Landscapes through an Integrated Approach Using Geospatial Technologies in the Context of the Humanitarian Crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh | Land Portal

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January 2023
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LP-midp000918
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The influx of nearly a million refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, in August 2017 put significant pressure on the regional landscape leading to land degradation due to biomass removal to provide shelter and fuel energy and posed critical challenges for both host and displaced population. This article emphasizes geospatial applications at different stages of addressing land degradation in Cox’s Bazar. A wide range of data and methods were used to delineate land tenure, estimate wood fuel demand and supply, assess land degradation, evaluate land restoration suitability, and monitor restoration activities. The quantitative and spatially explicit information from these geospatial assessments integrated with the technical guidelines for sustainable land management and an adaptive management strategy was critical in enabling a collaborative, multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approach to successfully restoring degraded landscapes in a displacement setting.

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Jalal, RashedMahamud, RajibArif, Md. T.Ritu, SaimunnaharKumar, Mondal F.Ahmed, BayesKabir, Md. H.Rana, Mohammad S.Huda, Howlader N.DeGaetano, MarcoAgnew, Peter J.Ghosh, AmitMushtaq, FatimaMartín-Ortega, PabloVollrath, AndreasFinegold, YelenaFranceschini, Gianlucad’Annunzio, RémiJonckheere, IngeHenry, Matieu

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