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Short Communication

Study of Anthropogenic Impacts on the Coast of Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh

Munira Haque, Saydul Karim

Department of Biotechnology, South Asian University, New Delhi-110021, India


Article History

Received: 30 December 2021, Revised: 28 February 2022, Accepted: 10 March 2022, Published online: 16 April 2022


St. Martin's Island is one of the best biodiversity rich area of Bangladesh. As per current demand, this study survey the human created threats on the island's coastal ecosystem. Total 15 types of anthropogenic activities were recorded and found higher impacts in northwestern part (ST.1) and the middle part (ST.2) of the island. Daily out-numbered visitors and their activities, waste management and random plastic debris were counted as the most impacted threats for the coastal ecosystem of the island. Agricultural runoff, deforestation, and corals and shells collection found as comparatively less threats for the island. This study suggested the government authorities to take immediate steps for controlling outnumbered visitors first, to save the island from a future disaster. Finally, the report emphasized on eco-friendly tourism, awareness programs and further monitoring approach.


Human impacts, Coastal ecosystem, eco-friendly tourism, Island of Bangladesh.

Corresponding Author

Saydul Karim


Conflict of Interest

Authors declared there is no conflict of interest.


The authors would like to thank the participators and the volunteers in the experiment during data collections.

To Cite the Article

Haque M, Karim S. Study of Anthropogenic Impacts on the Coast of Saint Martin's Island, Bangladesh. Current Environment. 2022;2:19-21.