Plant taxonomy and biodiversity researches in Bangladesh: trends and opportunities

Authors

  • M Atiqur Rahman Department of Botany, University of Chittagong Chittagong

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10645

Keywords:

Biodiversity, inventory, taxonomy, threatened taxa, conservation management

Abstract

The progress, problems and prospects of biodiversity and plant taxonomic researches conducted in Bangladesh during the last two decades have been analyzed. The inventory of the flora, threatened taxa and family wise itemization in all groups of plants are progressing at a very slow rate. Only 11.6% of the estimated species (c.5000) were inventoried and only 6.2% of the threatened taxa were listed for conservation management. National Conservation Strategies could not be framed and implemented duly for environmental management. Results of the survey of floristic diversity, inventory of threatened taxa for Red Data Book and discovery of new taxa are discussed and up to date data are presented.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10645

International Journal of the Environment Vol.3(2) 2014: 324-344

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Published

2014-06-21

How to Cite

Rahman, M. A. (2014). Plant taxonomy and biodiversity researches in Bangladesh: trends and opportunities. International Journal of Environment, 3(2), 324–344. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i2.10645

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