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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 »

Place Sundarbans on ‘World Heritage in danger’ list: IUCN

Dhaka, June 15 – International Union for Conservation of Nature( IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites, including the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, to be listed as “World Heritage in danger.” The other two sites are Mexico’s Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California and the Ohrid region in North Macedonia. IUCN’s advice ... Read More »

Bangladesh Sundarbans has Tk 19-billon carbon reserve: Survey

Khulna, June 7 (UNB) – There is a reserve of 5.6 crore tonnes of carbon in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans, says a survey of the Forest Department. This carbon worth Tk 18,816 crore could be extracted without causing any harm to the world’s largest mangrove forest, experts said calling for taking steps to collect the substance. According to ... Read More »

১০ নভেম্বর ইউরোপ ব্যাপী বিশ্ব সুন্দরবন সংহতি দিবস পালনের আহবান

ফ্রান্সের প্যারিসে অধ্যাপক আনু মুহাম্মদের উপস্থিতিতে মোস্তফা ফারুকের সভাপতিত্বে রাকিবুল ইসলামের পরিচালনায় তেল-গ্যাস রক্ষা ইউরোপীয় কমিটির সভায় আগামী ১০ নভেম্বর ইউরোপ ব্যাপী বিশ্ব সুন্দরবন সংহতি দিবস পালনের আহবান জানানো হয় এবং তদানুযায়ী কর্মসূচি গৃহিত হয়। Read More »

Country exists for Sundarbans: PM

Dhaka – Highlighting the importance of the Sundarbans for the country’s existence, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said whatever project the government takes for development it does that keeping this mangrove forest in mind so that it does not get affected in any way. “Whatever project we take, at least we put a special attention to the Sundarbans so ... Read More »