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This document is based on an analysis of the Bay of Bengal (BoB) basin, coastal configurations, ecosystems, habitats, current status and management of marine fisheries and foreseen socio-economic and ecological benefits, which may originate from the protection of Ecologically Critical Areas (ECAs) and probable MPA declarations and implementation. Characteristics of coastal communities related to protection and conservation of fragile natural habitat and resources, their organizations, if any, livelihoods dependency on marine resources, conservation initiatives, partnership needed for MPA under public-private initiatives, coastal industries, land and sea-based pollution sources, marine resources related knowledge gaps and probable international cooperation as part of the preliminary requirements for MPA initiatives were also discussed.

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Type of document: 
Publication
Publication date: 
20/04/2015
Publication Organisation: 
IUCN Bangladesh
Publication Author: 
IUCN Bangladesh
Thematic Area: 
Marine Protected Areas
Country/ies: 
Bangladesh
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