Who Pays the Price for Exclusionary Conservation in the Sundarbans

32Amrita Sen, a doctoral research scholar in sociology at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Bombay writes how an ethnographic survey on the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans (in India) has shown that the exclusionary conservation practices are intensifying the vulnerabilities of the local population. She suggests that an inclusive conservation policy would privilege both biodiversity and people’s livelihoods.

Read the full article in Economic & Political Weekly