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Pavel Partha



Rely on the perspective, philosophy and struggle of subaltern people. Learn and listen from the critical relationships of all life forms. The struggle for forest rights of indigenous peoples, biological diversity, eco-feminism, politics of representation, ecological justice, traditional knowledge and ethno-science, climate politics, corporate hegemony, colonization of seed and secrets, tea garden movement, memories, oppressed religious practices, development disaster, jhum cultivation and agrarian revolution are shaping his blood and bones.


He completed his M.Sc degree in Botany from the Jahangirnagar University and conducted a pioneering large scale ethnobotanical research in Bangladesh. He researches, writes and organizes, protesting the mega establishment like `eco-parks`, `illegal mining', `large dam', `commercial farming' and `safari-park’ at the expense of indigenous livelihood and ecological justice. His significant critiques are on the control of Asian Development Bank over the natural Sal forest of Madhupur,  granting Shell permission for oil and gas extraction in the world largest mangrove forest Sundarban, constitutional rights of indigenous people, cutting the hills in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Phulbari open coal mining project, Occidental-Unocal and Chevron’s invasion of the Lawacherra rain forest, commercial shrimp farm expansion in the South-Western parts of Bangladesh, colonial visual representation of `others’ and sexual harassment at Jahangirnagar University.


Books: ‘Bondi selai O Sangram’ (bonded stitch and struggle, with Andrew Biraj photography; 2014, in Bengali), `Khaddo, Longhon O Lorai (an eco-political analysis of food security and food struggle in Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Aronner lorai (forest policies and forest rights of indigenous peoples of Bangladesh; 2010, in Bengali)’, `Uttarbanger Adibashi Muktijoddha (Freedom fighters of Indigenous Community in North-Bengal; 2009, in Bengali)’, `Madhupurer Pranboichitro (biological diversity of Madhupur Sal forest-an political ecological analysis of forest relationship of indigenous peoples of Madhupur; 2004, in Bengali)’, `Krisohker beej adhikar (seed situation and farmers’ seed rights of Bangladesh; 2004, in Bengali))’. Mostly he writes research based articles, investigative reports, popular narratives, short stories, columns and sometimes poetry on diversity, interdependency and pluralism in dailies and journals. He  gains knowledge of visual critiques from different circles and surroundings. He has been working with Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) since 2003 as a coordinator of Diversity, Interdependence and Pluralism cell.

Area of Environmental Journalism Interest
Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Policy, Program Updates
Additional Areas of Environmental Journalism Interest
, Indigenous People, Activism, Agro-ecology, Bengal Tigers, Bees, Civil society, Climate Adaptation, Climate refugees, Climate justice, Convention on Biological Diversity, Conservation, Corporate responsibility, Cultural Activation, Development, DISASTER, Dams, Community Management, Commercial Agriculture, Displacement, Deforestation, Drought, Earth Day, Endangered Species, Environmental Crime, Exclusive Economic Zones, Extractive industries, Farmers, Flood, Fish, Food, Food Sovereignty, Forest, GMOs, Gender equity, Globalization, Governance, History, Green economy, Human Rights, Hunger, Hunting, INDC, Coastal zones, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous women, Innovation, Inequality, Invasive Species, Investigative Journalism, Land Rights, Land Grab, Loss and Damage, Mangrove, Marine Conservation, Livestock, Mining, Natural resources, Organic Food, Pesticides, Protected Areas, Renewable energy, Rainforest, Media Development, Reporting Tips, Fellowship, Research, Rice, Photojournalism, Social Innovation, Society & Community, Storytelling, Sundarbans, Sustainability, Taxonomy, wildlife, water crisis, river,


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Coordinator of Diversity, Interdependence and Pluralism cell
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('Print', 'Blog')
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Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK)
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