Plantation by Dhaka Ahsania Mission in August, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh © IUCN/Dhaka Ahsania Mission, 2014
Coastal embankment in Shyamnagar is considered important by the community for protection from saline water and tidal surge. Mangrove rehabilitation outside the embankments protects it from erosion. A community group supported by Dhaka Ahsania Mission wants to rehabilitate mangroves from in the tidal mudflat outside the embankment from Burigolani BGB camp to Mirgang area of Munshigonj Union.
Community members organized under 'Federation of Sundarbans Dependent Poor' are direct beneficiaries with access to future non-timber forest resources along with the local government. However, a larger community will be indirectly benefited from the protection services of the mangroves.
More than 16 hectare plantation was done in August-September 2014.