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Exploitation to restoration. Here's how a community in Bangladesh saved its life-giving forest

Residents of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts region found that water holes did not dry up if there was good forest cover. Image: Unsplash/Nishaan ahmed

Abu Siddique

Contributing Editor for Bangladesh, Mongabay

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An aerial view of the Chittagong Hill Tracts
A geographically hilly landscape with extensive forest coverage, the Chittagong Hill Tracts is known for its rich biodiversity. Image: Abu Siddique/Mongabay
A water hole in Kamalchhori
Kamalchhori like other villages in the area, was faced with a water crisis. Image: Abu Siddique/Mongabay

A woman collects freshwater in Kamalchhori.
The common forest protection committee has initiatives in place to help protect the local forest Image: Abu Siddique/Mongabay

An aerial view of the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Kamalchhori’s patch of forest, is not managed by the Bangladesh Forest Department. Image: Mongabay
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