Masakazu Tani, M. Abiar Rahman

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    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
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9789811054754
    ISBN (Print)9789811054747
    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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