Thursday 8 September 2022

Ecology and Bio-economics of Freshwater Apple Snail Pila globosa in Natore district of Bangladesh

The current study examines the ecology of Pila globosa and determines their current bio-economic situation.

Umme Habiba Shathi

Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh 

Md. Redwanur Rahman*

Institute of Environmental Science, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh 

*Corresponding author:


Pila globosa is an economically and commercially valued snail used as food in aquaculture, medicine, and food item in many regions of Bangladesh and other countries. The current study examines the ecology of Pila globosa and determines their current bio-economic situation. Pila globosa were collected from Singra, Lalpur and, Bagatipara upazila of Natore district. It was found 1.5-fold decline of the snail population in the study areas. Pila globosa is an ecological element that actively contributes to preserving a healthy aquatic habitat, which is necessary for biodiversity preservation. On the one hand, snail fauna scientific management is out of date. On the other hand, Pila globosa is still being exploited for fish culture, providing the underprivileged with a means of subsistence and the country with foreign income. By easing pressure on the natural population, the scenario justifies the development of supplemental Pila globosa culture techniques for commercial use.

Keywords: Bangladesh, Biodiversity, Bio-economics, Ecology, Pila globosa


Conflicts of interest: None
Supporting agencies: None

Received 05.06.2022; Revised 19.08.2022; Accepted 29.08.2022

Cite This Article: Shathi, U.H., & Rahman, M.R. (2022). Ecology and Bio-economics of Freshwater Apple Snail Pila globosa in Natore district of Bangladesh. Journal of Sustainability and Environmental Management, 1(3), 332-338. doi:


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