Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ devastated in warming world

Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet’s richest concentrations of animal and plant life will be irreversibly ravaged by ...

Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ devastated in warming world

World Wildlife Day

Wild animals no more safe in the wild

On 20 December 2013, the United Nations, at its 68th session of the general assembly, proclaimed 3 March the World Wildlife Day. The day was also celebrated in Bangladesh on Wednesday. However, the ...

Wild animals no more safe in the wild

Sundarbans under threat

The Sundarbans, home of the Bengal Tiger, is a World Heritage site. It is the largest mangrove forest in the world. As the coastal protective shield during natural disasters, the Sundarbans stood ...

The green mangrove forest of Sundarbans. Sundarbans' Kalibagi area in Khulna. March 2018

Wildlife

Pathways damaged, elephants being killed

There were 500 elephants in the country at the end of the last century. The number was 263 in 2019. About 55 per cent of the elephants are in Cox’s Bazar

Pathways damaged, elephants being killed

Half-measures won't save nature, scientists warn

Bending the curve of nature's rapid decline will require attacking the problem aggressively along several fronts at once, leading scientists warned.

Half-measures won't save nature, scientists warn

TOP SHOTS (9 October 2020)

A student covers her eyes with a black cloth and chains her face during a demonstration by students of schools and colleges blocking the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway protesting against rape and violence against woman across the country on 6 October 2020.

Drought forces Namibia to auction 100 buffalo

Drought-hit Namibia said on Friday it was putting 100 wild buffalo up for sale to reduce the animals' population, in a bid to alleviate pressure on diminishing grazing in its parks.

A buffalo rests with her newborn calf born at a zoo in Pretoria, South Africa. Representational photo.

Focus on ‘future sustainability’ while making investments: PM Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has called for focusing on “future sustainability” while making investment as she placed a four-point proposal to save the planet from the adverse impact of climate change

This UN handout photo shows Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, as she virtually addresses the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on 26 September 2020, in New York

Nations commit to reverse nature loss by 2030

Dozens of countries representing more than a quarter of global GDP on Monday released a fresh set of pledges for "urgent and immediate" action to halt nature loss and protect Earth's crucial ...

This UN handout photo shows Marco Lambertini, director general of WWF International, as he addresses the virtual event, entitled “Leaders' Pledge for Nature: United to Reverse Biodiversity Loss by 2030 for Sustainable Development”, during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, on 28 September 2020, in New York.

Australia plans disposal of hundreds of stranded whale carcasses

Australian officials on Thursday began planning the grim task of disposing of almost 400 whale carcasses as hopes faded there would be many more survivors of one of the world's biggest mass ...

Rescue efforts to save whales stranded on a sandbar take place at Macquarie Harbour, near Strahan, Tasmania, Australia, 22 September 2020.
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