Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh

A Study of Political Ecology

  • Masakazu Tani
  • Md Abiar Rahman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Masakazu Tani, Md. Abiar Rahman
      Pages 3-10
    3. A. Z. M. Moslehuddin, Md. Abiar Rahman, S. M. A. Ullah, M. Moriyama, Masakazu Tani
      Pages 11-40
  3. Causes of Deforestation

  4. Scope for Reforestation

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Masakazu Tani
      Pages 199-204

About this book


This book presents a political ecology study on deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh. The study’s aim was to elucidate social factors contributing to processes of deforestation, including poverty, migration of refugees, forest encroachment, and power relations entailed in forest management. The individual analyses presented in the book are entirely based on primary information obtained through original field work conducted over a period of 7 years, and on remote sensing using satellite imagery and GIS techniques. The second half of the book considers reforestation approaches such as social and homestead forestry that have wider applications within developing countries.


Deforestation Political Ecology Social Causes Social Forestry Homestead Production System

Editors and affiliations

  • Masakazu Tani
    • 1
  • Md Abiar Rahman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Design, Faculty of DesignKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Agroforestry and Environment, Faculty of AgricultureBangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural UniversityGazipurBangladesh

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