Bangladesh is located between the Indo-Himalayas and Indo-Chinese subregions, which have distinct physiographic characteristics and diverse ecosystems with diverse flora and fauna. The vegetation is dominated by semi-evergreen to tropical evergreen forests, which cover 6,70,000 hectares, or 4.54 percent of the country’s total landmass and 44 percent of national forest land. A large number of the country’s higher plant species are known to occur in 38 national-level protected areas (PAs), which are an important part of the country’s biological diversity, have significant socio-economic and environmental value, and have the potential to provide wildlife shelter. However, many wild plant species in the PAs have become rare, and many are threatened with extinction. Selective collection and overuse of some plant species, particularly timber, medicinal, orchids, and ornamental plant species, has reduced population size, posing a threat to the species’ long-term viability. According to Bangladesh’s national red data book, 69 plant species have been classified as extinct, 63 as critical (CR), 215 as endangered (EN), and 294 as vulnerable (VU), and many are no longer seen or collected after their first collection about 30 years ago.

Our goal

Plant Conservation and Research Foundation (PCRF) was founded to intensify plant conservation in Bangladesh through improved cooperation in a comprehensive national, regional and global context.

Our Team

Our team is made up of young, enthusiastic individuals under the guidance of an accomplished professor with extensive experience in biodiversity and environmental conservation.


Prof. Md. Mustafizur Rahman


Rifat Jahan

Head of Education

Maruf Abid

Executive Director (HRM)

Sanjit Chandra Barman

Plant Curation Manager

Rajib Hossain 


Md. Tariquzzaman

Executive Member