Vast trees, so wide that four people must join hands to reach around them, line the route to Htaw Zar village in Ngape township. “You can still find large trees and bamboo here because they have...
Just over 10% of Bangladesh’s land area is covered by forests, 30% of which are primary forests. Just under 25% of the country’s forests are owned by local and indigenous communities, 10% are privately owned and the remainder are state-owned. The rate of deforestation is relatively low, at 0.2% annually over the period 1990-2015 (FAO, 2015).