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Bangladesh: Land Degradation in the Refugee Camps of Northern Part of Cox’s Bazar South Forest Division

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Cox ’s Bazar has suffered extensive destruction of forestlands as a result of the massive influx of Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) recognized the necessity of land restoration in and around the Rohingya camps. Th is series of FAO maps show the degradation of forest land s and restoration activities for the area.

Sentinel 2 multispectral 10m images with maximum cloud cover of 10 percent w ere used to determine normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) in February 2017 and again in February 2018. Based on the NDVI values, five broad land cover classes were delineated

  • Water

  • settlement

  • bare land

  • sparse vegetation

  • dense vegetation