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Journal of Forests

June 2021, Volume 8, 1, pp 88-98

Ecosystem Services Assessment of Mangrove Forest in a Coastal Island of Bangladesh

M. M. Abdullah Al Mamun

,

Shakhera Akter Shimu

,

A. H. M. Raihan Sarker

,

Kazi Mohammad Masum

M. M. Abdullah Al Mamun 1

Shakhera Akter Shimu 2
A. H. M. Raihan Sarker 3
Kazi Mohammad Masum 4

  1. Assistant Professor Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 1

  2. Post-graduate Student, Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 2

  3. Associate Professor Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 3

  4. Associate Professor Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. 4

Pages: 88-98

DOI: 10.18488/journal.101.2021.81.88.98

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Article History:

Received: 30 November, 2020
Revised: 08 March, 2021
Accepted: 12 April, 2021
Published: 05 May, 2021


Abstract:

Using the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs of UK (DEFRA) framework, all the ecosystem services from the Hatiya coastal forest under the Noakhali Coastal Forest Division of Bangladesh have been listed down to prepare a considerable record for valuing ecosystem services. Different valuation assessment techniques like market price method, travel cost method, Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) have been used to calculate timber, fish, and tourism values. Following the allometric equation, the sequestrated biomass carbon has been estimated. This study has evaluated the economic values of different ecosystem services in Hatiya coastal forests, including timber value of 32year aged old plantation as 303,040.50 thousand USD, annual fish catch amount as 61.5 thousand metric ton (MT) price with 115,217.25 thousand USD, the value of newly accreted land 22,239.46 thousand USD of 6000 ha, annual tourism value of 114.90 thousand USD and the willingness to pay by the tourists as 6.06 thousand USD. The study also estimated the total stored carbon amount by biomass and soil of the area as 252304.67 ton and 1365642.098 ton, respectively. In addition, using the GIS tool, the Land-use and Land-cover (LULC) change has been assessed to show the mangrove area condition comparing with previous years. This study aims to be a preliminary source for valuing ecosystem services further in Hatiya and other coastal forests, which will drive the policymakers to take appropriate and realistic initiatives for sustainable management of coastal forests as well as allocate budget for the forestry sector during national planning.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which investigated the ecosystem services of any coastal plantation in Bangladesh. The paper’s primary contribution is enlisting the ecosystem services with their possible value estimation. The outcome will be significant for proper planning and budgeting in coastal forest management.

Keywords:

Ecosystem services, Mangrove forest, Coastal island, Hatiya , Timber value, Fish value, Tourism value, Biomass carbon.

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Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

The authors expressed their gratitude to Mr. Touhidul Islam, DFO, Noakhali Coastal Forest Division, Forest Department, Bangladesh for providing valuable information and necessary support during the fieldwork. They are also profoundly grateful to Mr. Mossaraf Hossain, Range Officer, Sagoria Range Office as well as to the Forest Guards of Sagoria and Jahajmara Range of Noakhali Coastal Forest Division for their kind cooperation during the data collection process.

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