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60 alleged deer poachers held in the Sundarbans

Dhaka – Forest Department officials detained 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday. Tipped off that a group of deer poachers were entering the Sundarbans ahead of ‘Rash Mela’, forest guards conducted a drive in the area and detained the 60 poachers, said Md Mahmudul ... Read More »

Climate Change Victims save endangered Sundarbans Dolphins

By Rafiqul Islam Khulna, Bangladesh, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) – Israfil Boyati lives along the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. In the past, he used to catch fish in the canals and rivers of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest — one of the world’s largest and habitat to many endangered species, including the Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. But Boyati ... Read More »

Livelihood grants help fishers conserve Sundarbans dolphins

KHULNA – Rina Begum, mother of two, once used to catch shrimp fry in the rivers of the Sundarbans, the world largest mangrove forest and habitat to many endangered species, including Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. “Fishing was our everyday task as we had no other livelihood option rather than catching fish. That’s why my husband and I used to ... Read More »

Making a whale of a difference to marine conservation

By Neena Bhandari Sydney, Australia, Oct 14 2019 (IPS) – The thrill of watching a whale up close or schools of dolphins frolicking in an ocean are much sought after experiences today, boosting the demand for to urs that provide people the opportunity to see these marine animals in their natural habitats. But becoming a major tourist drawcard has also ... Read More »

800 kgs of venison seized in Barguna; one held

Barguna – Coast Guard members in a drive arrested a man along with 800 kgs of venison from a boat at Bihanga Island in Patharghata upazila on Saturday night. The arrestee was identified as Abdus Sobhan, 56, the boatman of the engine-run boat.Tipped off, a team of Coast Guard members conducted a drive in the area and seized 800 kgs ... Read More »

Caring for Myanmar’s orphaned elephants

Dhaka, Sep 28 (UNB) – When forestry staff found her deep in the jungle of the Irrawaddy Delta, Ayeyar Sein was three months old. One of her legs was caught in a steel trap laid by poachers. Workers from the government’s timber extraction enterprise saved her and sent her to an elephant camp in Bago Region for treatment. Now she ... Read More »

Who killed the wandering rhino in Assam?

by Bikash Kumar Bhattacharya on 9 September 2019 • In February 2018, a greater one-horned rhino wandered from India’s Orang National Park into the nearby Burachapori-Laokhowa Wildlife Sanctuary. • In September 2018, officials lost track of the rhino. In June 2019, the rhino’s buried remains, and a bullet, were discovered close to a guard camp in Burachapori-Laokhowa. • Mongabay investigates ... Read More »