Biodiversity Land Use Change and Human Well-being: A Study of Aquaculture in the Indian Sunderbans by Kanchan ChopraBiodiversity Land Use Change and Human Well-being: A Study of Aquaculture in the Indian Sunderbans by Kanchan Chopra

Biodiversity Land Use Change and Human Well-being: A Study of Aquaculture in the Indian Sunderbans

byKanchan Chopra, Preeti Kapuria, Pushpam Kumar

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This volume deals with the growth of aquaculture farming, largely driven by export demand, in the Sunderbans and its impact on the ecosystem, biodiversity, land use change, and human well-being. It raisse questions on: social cost of erosion of biodiversity, land conversion, sustainability ofaquaculture, and multi-stakeholder aimed policy responses. A detailed discussion on compliance costs, economic benefits as against social costs of environmental pollution and degradation enriches the debate. The volume examines: the drivers of shrimp export and the issues faced by exporting concerns; the stakeholders in the value chain; the extent of biodiversity loss off the Sundarbans coast and the land use change; impact on well-being of the different categories of stakeholders; and finally, possiblepolicy recommendations for sustainable aquaculture in the region.
Kanchan Chopra is Director at the Institute of Economic Growth. Preeti Kapuria is a Consultant at the Institute of Economic Growth. Pushpam Kumar is an Environmental Economist at the Institute for Sustainable Water, Integrated Management and Ecosystem Research (SWIMMER).
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Title:Biodiversity Land Use Change and Human Well-being: A Study of Aquaculture in the Indian SunderbansFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pagesPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198060211

ISBN - 13:9780198060215

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction1. Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services and Aquaculture: Drivers of Change2. Trade Liberalization and Shrimp Exports3. Determinants of Shrimp Export from India and From West Bengal: Analysis and Some Econometric Explorations4. Biodiversity Loss off the Sundarbans Coast: Magnitude, Cost and Impact5. Land Use Change in the Sundarbans6. Human Well-being: Who Gains and Who Loses?7. International Drivers and Local Impacts: Responses and InterventionsBibliographyIndex