Ecological footprint of the Hill Tracts of Chittagong in Bangladesh
Conference “Mountains and Climate”, Bishkek, December 10-11, 2012
This paper presents the environmental degradation in terms of ecological footprint of the Hill Tracts of Chittagong in Bangladesh. To estimate the present status of the ecological footprint of the Hill Tracts of Chittagong in Bangladesh, primary and secondary data were collected, and a quantitative method for ecological footprint developed by Wackernagel was used to estimate the environmental sustainability. Environmental status in the Hill Tracts of Chittagong is poor for all the upazilas (sub-districts). The environmental status in the Hill Tracts of Chittagong has degraded mainly due to shifting cultivation and tobacco cultivation.
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