Md. Aftabuddin and Sandhya K.M.

Md. Aftabuddin and Sandhya K.M.
Conflict around wetland use in West Bengal
Finding a balance between conservation and usage is key to solving conflicts between various stakeholders of wetlands in West Bengal. Posted on 01 Feb, 2018 07:56 PM

Lower Gangetic Plains of West Bengal is blessed with a variety of wetlands ranging from coastal and marine wetlands to inland freshwater lakes, dams and swamps as well as the constructed wetlands in irrigation schemes and sewerage treatment systems and also the mountain wetlands.

Increased demand for wetlands pose a threat to fisheries sector in West Bengal. (Source: IWP Flickr photos; photo for representation only)