Centre for Coastal Environmental Conservation (CCEC)
CCEC is a grassroots NGO based in Khulna, Bangladesh whose work is based on the idea that sustainable environmental management and conservation can only be achieved through local-level participation based on indigenous knowledge. Since 1993 CCEC has been working on biodiversity conservation of Sundarban (protection of the mangroves ecosystems, environmental education, eco-schools, trees plantation, livelihood security of the coastal communities, risk reduction from cyclones, climate change adaptation, research and various programmes on self-dependence).
1. Coastal Ecosystems Protection-Mangrove Protection Society: This project aims to protect the coastal ecosystems of the Sundarban region while providing sustainable income-generation activities for community members. The initiative has taken an innovative approach to co-management that allows for biodiversity regeneration, collaborative learning, and shared responsibility with the Department of Fisheries and the World Food Program (WFP).
2. The organisation has developed an Environmental Education package consisting of teachers? manuals, students? booklets and posters, and trained 800 primary and secondary school teachers of Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira coastal districts of Sundarban region.