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Burma Forest Department was first created by Mr. Colven in 1847 and then by Dr. Dietrich Brandis in 1856 during the British colonial period. Burma gained independence on the 4th of January, 1948.

After independence, Burma Forest Service was organized under U Hmann as the first Burmese Chief Conservator of Forests, and the Burma Forest Department (FD) was established terminating the services of all but five European foresters who were retained for two to three years as advisors. …..