Thursday, November 30, 2023

Save Sonadia, save Sundarbans

Sourav Mahmud Sonadia Island is one of the biodiversity hotspot of Bangladesh. In 1995, the Government of Bangladesh included a provision for the declaration of Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) in the Bangladesh Environment Conservation Act. Twelve sites are classified as ECAs and guidelines exist to control further damage to these areas. Sonadia is considered ecologically ... Read more

Ramsar Convention: Our obligation

Dr. M.A. Bashar It is learnt from newspapers very recently that in the Sundarbans area three large constructions will take place which are very dangerous and detrimental to normal functioning of the mangrove forest ecosystem. It means that the interactions between biotic and abiotic factors will be seriously hampered in the ecosystems conservation. The projects ... Read more

Sundarbans voted out of 7 wonders race

The four-year-long waiting of the people in Bangladesh and India to see the Sundarbans, the world’s largest single-patch mangrove forest, among the new seven wonders of nature ended in frustration early today. According to the results announced, the new seven wonders in alphabetic order are Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo, Puerto Princesa ... Read more

Biodiversity issue glossed over

Dhaka, Delhi signed 2 deals on Sundarbans, tiger; refrained from addressing rising salinity in Bangladesh rivers None of the two agreements signed between Bangladesh and India on conservation of the Sundarbans and Royal Bengal Tigers addresses the issue of increasing salinity that continues to affect the biodiversity of the mangrove forest on Bangladesh side. Salinity ... Read more

30,000 trees felled there

Patuakhali forest officials estimate a day after mindless destruction of mangrove forest Forest officials yesterday visited Char Bestin in the coastal areas of Patuakhali and Bhola and found over 30,000 trees of the mangrove forest have been chopped down by around 400 locals on Thursday. Of these trees, over 10,000 were in Patuakhali and the ... Read more

Mangrove forest plundered

2.5km road project in a Bhola char gets AL lawmaker’s blessings; flouts HC order, environmental law Within hours after a court judgement that clearly directed the authorities to abide by the forest and environment acts, groups of people have chopped down thousands of trees inside a mangrove forest and a designated wildlife sanctuary to build ... Read more

Villagers save tiger

A group of villagers in Bagerhat again saved the life of a tiger of Sundarbans on January 8, around one month after the same incident. On the day, a tiger suddenly came out of the mangrove forest and entered Uttar Rajapur village under its Sharankhola range and killed a cow