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Date of publication: 
July 2016
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
oai:openknowledge.worldbank.org:10986/24653
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CC BY 3.0 IGO

This paper investigates possible impacts
of climate change on the poor communities of the Bangladesh
Sundarbans via changes in aquatic salinity and mangrove
species. The implications for poor communities are assessed
by computing changes in high-value mangrove species for the
five sub-districts in the Sundarbans. The results of the
impact analysis indicate highly varied patterns of gain and
loss across the five sub-districts. Overall, however, the
results indicate that salinity-induced mangrove migration
will have a strongly regressive impact on the value of
timber stocks because of the loss of the highest value
timber of Heretiera fomes. In addition, augmented potential
for honey production is likely to increase conflicts between
humans and wildlife in the region.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Dasgupta, Susmita Sobhan, Istiak Wheeler, David
Publisher(s): 
Intergovernmental or Multilateral organization

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The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

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