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Search for rare species as 1bn Australia flames toll feared

New South Wales, AP/UNB, Jan 18 – Australia’s unprecedented wildfires season has so far charred 40,000 square miles (104,000 square kilometres) of brushland, rainforests, and national parks — killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fearsome of the island continent’s unique and colourful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines. Read More »

Large flocks of migratory birds on JU campus winter vacation

Dhaka, Dec 6 – On the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus, new dawn, accompanied by a real nip in the air, is welcomed by the sweet songs migratory birds of various species as the winter heralds in Bangladesh. Like in every year, a huge number of migratory birds have filled the lakes of the university from the early onset of winter ... Read More »

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 »