Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh
1993 was the Year of the Indigenous Peoples. Three hundred million indigenous peoples throughout the world today are most vulnerable peoples to discrimination and victims of negative impacts of many development activities. The core problems pertain to their land possession.
In Bangladesh, a million of them are mainly forest dwellers in the plains and in the hills. The natural forest has particular role in the life and culture in Bangladesh and anywhere in the world. But it is a matter of great regret that the natural forest in Bangladesh and in many Asian countries is disappearing rapidly to be degraded or replaced by the exotic species in violation of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This monograph deals with the state of the Indigenous Peoples of Bangladesh and some of the acute problems they face.
Photocopy only: 74 pages
Editor: Philip Gain
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