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Does higher access ensure greater wellbeing? - In the perspective of forest ecosystem services of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh

Kibria, Abu; Costanza, Robert; Groves, Colin; Behie, Alison


This study presents the effects of access to Ecosystem Services (ESS) on human wellbeing. In order to fulfil the research objective, we interviewed villagers from 104 households who were exclusively engaged in collecting ESS. Data were also collected from key informants, local leaders, and official records. Higher access (HA) to ESS significantly increased the availability of cleaner water for domestic non-drinking purposes. Access to sufficient food, however, was significantly lower across the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Ocean and Coastal Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.04.019


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