Social forestry conditions on the Teknaf peninsula

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the conditions of social forestry (SF) in the Teknaf and Shilkhali ranges in 2013, 10 years after the SF scheme was first implemented in Teknaf. Field-based surveys and interviews were conducted in September 2013 and in March 2014, and the normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) was analyzed based on satellite imagery produced in 2010. The correlation matrix was used to describe the relationship between these factors. We found that active tree felling occurred in 70.3% of SFs up to 2013. In eight SFs in which Acacia species had been planted, thinning management deviated from the prescribed SF regulations. Thinning was done properly in 11 SFs, and five SFs with broad-leaved species and seven cleared SFs were identified. These results were mapped, revealing differences in current conditions of the SFs, as well as local measurement requirements. The findings will facilitate SF conservation in the study area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh
Subtitle of host publicationA Study of Political Ecology
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages129-142
Number of pages14
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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    Asahiro, K. (2017). Social forestry conditions on the Teknaf peninsula. In Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh: A Study of Political Ecology (pp. 129-142). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5475-4_10