Synergies of Remote Sensing with Social Science Tools for Participatory Management of Natural Resources
17 Sep 2015

This study undertaken in the Himachari National Park (HNP) in Bangladesh demonstrates potentials and importance of iterative and interactive use of geospatial and social science techniques and tools in synergistic approach for sustainable development and adaptation. The potential synergies and complementarities among GIS and social science methods and tools may be used to guide formulation of effective adaptation options. The research highlighted the need for a shift in policy approaches from a conventional ecosystem only or society only focus, which may result in unsustainable ecosystem services; to an integrated approach with policy coherence at national down to landscape level.