Flooded Hijol forest

  • A cluster of Hijol trees in a water body of Golachipa village in Gazipur's Kaliakoir gives the look of a small, floating forest. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A cluster of Hijol trees in a water body of Golachipa village in Gazipur's Kaliakoir gives the look of a small, floating forest. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The residents of Golachipa in Gazipur's Kaliakoir farm fish in a vast water body next to the village. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The residents of Golachipa in Gazipur's Kaliakoir farm fish in a vast water body next to the village. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The number of Hijol trees at Golachipa village in Gazipur's Kaliakoir has dropped to roughly 100. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The number of Hijol trees at Golachipa village in Gazipur's Kaliakoir has dropped to roughly 100. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Hijol trees can survive floods for a long time. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Hijol trees can survive floods for a long time. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The residents of Golachipa village in Gazipur cannot remember the age of the Hijol trees there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The residents of Golachipa village in Gazipur cannot remember the age of the Hijol trees there. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The number of Hijol trees at Golachipa village began dropping when the residents started fish farming. Locals said they cut off the trees because they hamper fishing with nets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The number of Hijol trees at Golachipa village began dropping when the residents started fish farming. Locals said they cut off the trees because they hamper fishing with nets. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Locals are not interested in keeping the Hijol trees as these are not so useful. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Locals are not interested in keeping the Hijol trees as these are not so useful. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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