Bago semi-evergreen forest



A semi-evergreen forest that formally occurred across much of the Bago Yoma. Xylia xylocarpa and Teak (Tectona grandis) are the primary species with dominance changing from south to north along a precipitation gradient (Stamp, 1924b). It is primarily deciduous, but some evergreen elements may occur. Much of the Bago Yoma range is now highly degraded with plantation teak and bamboo regrowth.

Assessment summary

This ecosystem now occurs across a relatively small distribution, and about 33.9% of the ecosystem is considered degraded since a primary state at year 1750. Ongoing degradation is clearly occurring, with 6.8% of remaining primary areas lost between 2000-2017. Projections from this dataset suggest that ongoing degradation will not occur sufficiently to meet category thresholds for D2b. However, a climate suitability simulation model suggests that environmental suitability for this ecosystem will severely reduce by 2050, with an extent and severity sufficient to meet the thresholds for Critically Endangered, with model uncertainty suggesting a plausible bound of listing between Endangered and Critically Endangered.