Forest Department

forest department logoForest Department is a government agency responsible for the protection and maintenance of forests and wildlife in Bangladesh and is located in Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The forest department was established in 1870 during the British Raj era. Originally established to look after natural forests, the department started social forestation in the 1980s. The department is also responsible for National Botanical Garden of Bangladesh, Forestry Development and Training Centre, Kaptai, and to Bangladesh Forest College.[4][5] The total amount of forest land under the management of the department is 3.617 million acres.

Shariatpur Forest Department was charged with a gathering portion of land to created a cantonment near Padma Multipurpose Bridge to house the 99 Composite Brigade.