The Bangladesh Forest Information System (BFIS) is the national information system of the Bangladesh Forest Department, under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change, for planning, implementing and monitoring forest management and conservation

How It Works

Module Description

BFIS modules have been organized according to four categories as follow: Development Activities, Management and Conservation, Forest Assessment, and Knowledge Management. The BFIS modules are being progressively updated and developed.

Development Activities

Human Resources

Human resources related information in Bangladesh Forest Department

Human Resources
Projects

On-going projects with Bangladesh Forest Department

Projects
Plans

National and sub-national forestry plans and targets for the forestry sector that address the long term goals

Plans

Management and Conservation

Social Forestry

Social forestry related information

Social Forestry
Legal Affairs

Status of forest legal cases

Legal Affairs
Wildlife Crime Patrol

A tool to store and access standardized wildlife observation data under the wildlife circle

Wildlife Crime Patrol
Plantation

Land area, geographic location, species, and rotation of plantations for map preparation, management and monitoring

Plantation
Nursery

Location, availability of saplings, tree species of nurseries under Bangladesh Forest Department

Nursery
Protected Area

Location, maps and other related details of the wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and other conservation areas

Protected Area
REDD+

Information about REDD+ readiness in Bangladesh

REDD+
Land Record

Information and status of forest land and land tenure

Land Record
e-GP

e-Government Procurement system under the Public Procurement Reform Program

e-GP
iBAS++

Integrated budget and accounting system on financial allocation and management

iBAS++

Forest Assessment

Forest Emission Factor Database

Forest related databases to support GHG inventory for land use land use change and forestry sector, volume, biomass and carbon stock calculation

Forest Emission Factor Database
BFIS Geoportal

Geospatial information about forest and land cover in Bangladesh

BFIS Geoportal
Bangladesh Forest Inventory

Database of Biophysical and socio-economic survey

Bangladesh Forest Inventory
Plant Species Identification

Information about plant species in Bangladesh such as botanical names, local names, habitat, photos, and much more

Plant Species Identification

Knowledge Management

BFIS e-Library

An e-library for electronic forest related documents including project and Bangladesh Forest Department documents and relevant articles

BFIS e-Library
BFIS e-Multimedia

Gallery contains the documentary and pictures on different activities of forest department for supporting the forest management and conservation in the country

BFIS e-Multimedia
Capacity Building

Information on the training and educational institutes

Capacity Building

Latest News & Updates

1007, 2018

A new module added.

BFIS e-Library added for digital archiving of document.

204, 2018

A new module added.

e-Government Procurement system under the Public Procurement Reform Program.

About BFIS

The Bangladesh Forest Information System (BFIS) was developed by the Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change with the technical assistance from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funding from the UN-REDD programme and USAID. The BFIS is managed by the Resources Information Management System Unit of BFD.

The BFIS includes different modules/tools for accessing, adding, and updating information related to forest resource management. Modules are organised according to four categories (1) development activities, (2) management and conservation, (3) forest assessment, and (4) knowledge management. The different modules provide information for BFD personnel to update information about forest management and planning, archive, visualize and download geospatial and other forest related data and encourage data and knowledge sharing between national entities.

What BFIS Offers

  • Information on existing human resources within the forest department

  • Information about the on-going project, their objectives, intervention areas

  • National plans and targets for the forestry sector

  • Information about social forestry activities including beneficiaries, plantations, benefit distributions

  • Information on the status of forest legal cases related to the disturbance on forest land

  • Standardized wildlife observation data under the wildlife circle

  • Data and information on plantation area, geographical location, species, rotations, etc.

  • Data and information on the forest nurseries including their locations, availability of seedlings, etc.

  • Location, maps and other related details of the wildlife sanctuaries, national parks

  • Information about REDD+ in Bangladesh

  • Information about the status of forest lands

  • National e-Government Procurement system integrated budget and accounting system