Self-funded Model for Community-led In-situ Conservation of Sea Turtles

Md. Kutub Uddin

Save Our Sea

A community organizer from Bangladesh, I help coastal communities to design, develop and monitor participatory action research programs for advancing locally led marine conservation. I’ve founded the social initiative Save Our Sea, and now serving as a Trustee. Also working as the 'Facilitator' for the Global Youth Biodiversity Network's (GYBN-CBD) new 'Youth-led Participatory Action Research for Community-Based Conservation' program in South and Central Asia. Currently, I� am working in the United States as a Community Solution Program Fellow of U.S. Department of State. I� am working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration'�s Sea Grant program in Georgia, based at the University of Georgia as a �Scholar-in-Residence�.Born in 1987, I was raised on the Island of Bhola in the Bay of Bengal. Also, as a writer by training, I am working/writing for national and regional media outlets.


In the northeast Indian Ocean region, Bangladesh's coastal area is part of a critical nesting habitat for 3 out of the world's 11 most threatened sea turtle populations. Here, the Bay of Bengal’s densely populated coast... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Md. Kutub Uddin (Save Our Sea)
  2. Enamul Mazid Khan Siddique (Bangladesh Youth Environment Initiative)
  3. Mahatub Khan Badhon (University of Dhaka)

Topic Areas

Topics: Community-Based Conservation , Topics: Collaborative Conservation , Topics: Social-Ecological Systems/Coupled Human-Natural Systems


T-2E » Traditional Resource Use and Community-Based Conservation (10:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Diamond East)

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