08 Jan '12, 1pm

Video about IUCN's work with local communities in Bangladesh to conserve the Tanguar Haor wetland ➤http://t.co/UPjsGci

Tanguar Haor - making the most of its natural treasures 15 February 2011 | Video In Bangladesh, IUCN is working with local communities to conserve and sustain a unique wetland ecosystem, Tanguar Haor. This biologically diverse area, which is home to some rare plant and animal species and supports the lives of more than 56,000 people, was declared a Ramsar site - Wetland of International Importance - in 2000. Alongside being globally important for its exceptional biodiversity, Tanguar Haor also plays a critical economic role for Bangladesh. The wetland supports freshwater fisheries, directly sustains the livelihoods of over 56,000 people from 88 surrounding villages and largely contributes to the country's food production and security. But the standard of living in Tanguar Haor is very low, and the wetlands are being exploited in an unsustainable manner. IUCN works to make ...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/what/tpas/biodiversity/resources/news...

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