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A Fellow Success Story: Saving Wetlands and Returning Land to the Landless

A tidal wetland conservation movement in Bangladesh is creating fundamental change in government policy that challenges the country’s very powerful construction interests and associated corruption. Uttaran, a Bangladesh citizen sector organization founded by Ashoka Fellow Shahidul Islam, has engaged the local and national civil society to create pressure on the government to stop projects that cause water logging of tidal wetlands solution and to conserve wetlands in southwest coastal Bangladesh.