Akshay in this blog piece looks at human and non-human causes of the Sundarbans’ degradation. After discussing the reasons for degradation and the consequent need for regulation, he exemplifies the importance of Sundarbans owing to their power to mitigate damage from cyclones.
Sundarbans are not just one of the most biodiverse regions in the world but also are home to 4.4 million people. Sanjana explores the problems this region is facing and surveys the myriad regulations, laws, and institutions that govern, exploit, conserve this fragile ecosystem.
Policy is about creating a narrative and the present article by Sehrish exemplifies this idiom. In this unique article Sehrish weaves a story around importance of folk lores in developing sustainable environmental regulation. The article not only explores the role of culture in regulation but also shows the importance of bringing communities in environmental regulation.