Introduction

Masakazu Tani, M. Abiar Rahman

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Abstract

This volume presents studies on deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula in Bangladesh. The studies analyze the mechanisms and causes of deforestation and explore possible methods of reforestation. The peninsula once had rich forests that harbored a variety of wildlife, including large mammals such as wild boars, deer, and Asian elephants. However, deforestation, which has advanced across the peninsula, has become a critical issue. Currently, clusters of trees in this area are only found in patches of tree plantations and "social" forest plots. Natural forests harbor a very small number of trees, and most areas defined as forests are actually covered only with shrubs and bushes. Although young trees are evidence of regrowth, forests do not appear to be regenerating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh
Subtitle of host publicationA Study of Political Ecology
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages3-10
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789811054754
ISBN (Print)9789811054747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 31 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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