Mar 29, 2010

90% of the Sal Bangladeshi forest ecosystem is gone.

Considered the most threatened ecosystem in Bangladesh, the moist deciduous Sal forest (Shorea robusta) is on the verge of vanishing. In 1990 only 10 percent of the forest cover remained, down from 36 percent in 1985 according to statistics from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). A new study in the online open-access journal Tropical Conservation Science looks at the threats posed to the Shal forest and ways in which it may still be saved.
Please read 'Last chance to save Bangladeshi forest: 90 percent of the Sal ecosystem is gone' by Jeremy Hance at MongaBay