Bangladesh is beautiful with its natural greens.
It is known as 'country of green' due to its vast crop lands and diversified forests.
Our forests are a vital part of our natural resources.
Here, millions of people live depending on forest resources.
Additionally, forests play the most vital role in maintaining natural balance.
Mainly four types of forest found in this country.
But evergreen forest is the most remarkable among them.
This forest is rich with beauty as well as resources.
Evergreen forest encompasses three layered plants -- small, medium and large.
Some climbers and shrubs are also found in this forest along with high-rise trees.
Apart from those; Bamboo, Rattan, various species of grass and Orchids can also be seen in this forest.
Predominantly the hilly forest of Hill Tract is known as evergreen forest.
Besides, this forest is also spread into Sylhet, Chittagong and Cox's bazar.
Characteristically the Green look never fades away from the face of Evergreen forest.
Natural fountains, Caves and numerous small and large streams can be found in this forest.
As a result, in addition to diversified plants, the invaluable resources of this forest also include innumerable species of wildlife.
Everything including Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals together has formed a unique ecosystem in here.
Typically Semi-evergreen forest is almost similar to evergreen forest.
Deciduous plants are found, in this forest, along with evergreen plants.
The forest that is located in middle and North-West of this country is named Sal forest (deciduous forest).
Once, Sal forest used to be highly distinguished among the largest undivided forest lands of Bangladesh.
It was also rich with wildlife.
This forest is also known as moist deciduous forest as it sheds leaves during winter and then gets back its previous look with new leaves in monsoon.
Formerly, Sal forest used to be spread all the way from Tangail, Mymensingh and North Bengal to Darjeeling of India.
This forest is now spread in a fragmented form throughout Modhupur's tract, Dhaka, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Thakurgaon and greater Mymensingh districts.
Sundarbans is the biggest mangrove forest of Bangladesh.
This is the largest mangrove forest of the world if combined both Bangladeshi part and Indian part together.
This is the largest natural forest of Bangladesh and almost all of its 6000 square kilometer Bangladeshi part is preserved.
Sundarbans is located at the gateway of Bay-of-Bengal in the South and South-West region of greater Khulna district.
This amazing forest, for its unmatched beauty and titanic resources, has been declared as "World Heritage Site" and "Ramsar Site".
Sundarbans provides millions of coastal people with livelihood and at the same time it acts as the prime shield against natural disasters.
This forest is unique because of its day-night tidal sequences, plants that survive in salt water, Stilt roots and pneumatophores.
Sundarbans has been named after the key plant, of this forest, Sundori.
Other mentionable plants are: Gewa (Excoecaria agallocha), Keora (Sonneratia apetala), Goran (Ceriops decandra), Dhundul (Xylocarpus granatum), Baen (Avicennia officinalis), Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis), Gol Pata (Nypa Fruticans), Hental (Phoenix paludosa), Hargoza (Acanthus ilicifolius), Hogla (Typha elephantina), Kankra (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) etc.
Sundarbans is a vital habitat of one of the world's most stunning and endangered animals- Tigar.
It is also home to various species of flagship wildlife.
It is also known as natural fish breeding ground.
About 120 species of financially vital fishes are found here, along with various other species of fishes.
Natural resources of Sundarbans like -- Honey, Wax, Crabs, Shrimps, Nypa fruticans etc. are greatly contributing in our economy.
Certain types of other forests are also found in our country, such as: Coastal forest, Sea-shore forest and Wetland forest of Haor regions.
Besides, social afforestation in different regions, including coastal areas, has created a massive reaction within local people.
These newly formed forests are protecting coastal people from natural disasters.
Essentially every forest, with its unique features, acts as reservoir for wildlife and other resources.
But environment and forests of Bangladesh are now in danger for various reasons.
Number of our forests is declining due to gradual increase in population, climate change, environment pollution, monoculture by deforestation, tobacco farming, alien invasive plants etc.
For any animal to live natural forests are irreplaceably important.
Conservation of forest and environment entails apposite management of resources, public awareness and responsibility towards environment.
Planner, Director and Anchor: Muqeed Majumdar Babu.
Research & Script: Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed.
Subtitle: A M M Khairul Anam (Mithu).
Voiceover: Khairul Ahasun Shohag.