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Forestry in Bangladesh: An Overview


Iftekhar, M, Forestry in Bangladesh: An Overview, Journal of Forestry: A Journal Reporting on The Science, Practice and Profession of Forestry, 104, (3) pp. 148-153. ISSN 0022-1201 (2006) [Refereed Article]


Bangladesh houses a substantial amount of forests. People extract a range of goods and services from the forests. Although the accounted contribution of the forests in the national economy is reasonable, the social and ecological importance is immense. Although the Bangladesh government has taken several initiatives to protect them, the forests are being depleted due to many reasons. It is believed that in future, the degradation will he aggravated because of increasing population and persistent poverty. Demand for environmental goods will rise but will not be met because of continued forest degradation. In such situations multistakeholder-based conservation and forest extension activities are necessary to better manage the sector.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Natural resource management
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
UTAS Author:Iftekhar, M (Dr Md Sayed Iftekhar)
ID Code:68757
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2011-03-19
Last Modified:2012-02-17

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