Sa?sara: a phenomenological notion of environment from the Sundarbans islanders’ perspective

Baindur, Meera and Bhar Paul, Kalpita (2016) Sa?sara: a phenomenological notion of environment from the Sundarbans islanders’ perspective. In: ICPR Seminar on Environmental Ethics.

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Abstract

The Sundarbans, the world largest single block halophytic mangrove forest, which is spread over India and Bangladesh, has become a global concern in the era of climate crisis due to its vulnerability to climate change. The Sundarbans is a cluster of islands that have been formed by river Ganga, Padma, and the Brahmaputra. Over the last decade, several WWF (World Wild Foundation) India reports, CSE (Centre for Science and Environment) reports, or even the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports have repeatedly pointed out the increasing vulnerability of the Sundarbans ecoregion due to climate change. The primary concern in this regard is the possibility of submergence of these islands due to sea level rise and the risk of wide-scale devastation due to erratic cyclones and floods. The world-wide predictions of increased frequency of various natural calamities due to climate change, have made the Sundarbans a point of global concern as this really magnificent mangrove forest foster rich biodiversity, along with it is the home for some charismatic species. Not only that, the Indian Sundarbans region consists of 102 islands, and out of that, 54 islands are heavily populated with human settlements.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sundarbans, Environmental Ethics, Environmental Philosophy
Subjects: Humanities > MCPH Manipal
Depositing User: MCPH User
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 08:40
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 08:40
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152459

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