Coastal Environment

Coastal Environment

Govt finalises the ‘Dolphin Conservation Action Plan’

The government has approved the ‘Dolphin Conservation Action Plan’ to protect the habitat of dolphins, said environment, forests and climate change minister Md Shahab Uddin

The carcass of a dolphin washed up on the beach at Kuakata. 9 September

Bay of Bengal

Large fish and aquatic life surge towards the coast

The carcasses of dolphins and whales have been washing up on the shore. Fishermen are netting sailfish and string rays. Experts see that as a significant change in the marine environment

The tide being in the carcass of a whale at the Shamlapur coast in Teknaf upazila, Cox's Bazar. 28 August morning

World Environment Day

Road map needed for the ecosystem

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, forests in Bangladesh decline at a rate of 2.6 per cent, double than that of the average rate globally. According to ...

Road map needed for the ecosystem

Cyclone Yaas

Coastal areas need durable embankments

With cyclones and other manifestations of climate change becoming more common, damage control is essential. New coastal embankments must be built, rather than repairing the old ones.

Coastal areas need durable embankments

Cyclone Yaas

27 upazilas affected by storm surge: Disaster management ministry

People of 27 upazilas across nine coastal districts of Bangladesh were hit by a three to six feet storm surge caused by cyclone Yaas

People working to strengthen washed away dams with sand-filled geo bags as tide water of Chuna river enters locality in Burigoalini area of Shyamnagar upazila, Satkhira on 26 May 2021

13 years of Sidr, coastal areas still await sustainable dams to escape tidal surge

A warning has been issued as more than five million people across 14 coastal districts are still trapped in the deluge. Hatia, another island of Chattogram, was also inundated

Cyclonic storm Amphan destroyed the house of Sahida Khan. Currently she lives with her husband and three children at a house built on a dam. As river Kapotakkha is surging due to the effect of Cyclone Yaas, she is in fear losing the last straw in Loka area of Koyra upazila, Khulna on 25 May 2021

‘Bangladesh prepared to face cyclone Yaas’

State minister for disaster management and relief Mohammad Enamur Rahman has said that all preparations have been completed to deal with the approaching cyclone Yaas

‘Bangladesh prepared to face cyclone Yaas’

World Biodiversity Day

More wild animals killed during pandemic

Human interference in nature has decreased due to lockdowns and various other reasons in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. As a result, in several parts of the world, biodiversity has gained a new ...

More wild animals killed during pandemic

Interview: Anu Muhammad

Govt dev policy goes against environment and public interests

Anu Muhammad is a professor of the economics department at Jahangirnagar University and editor of Sarbojonkotha magazine. In a recent interview with Prothom Alo, he talked about the tree felling at ...

Govt dev policy goes against environment and public interests

Sundarbans burning again

A fire broke out again in compartment No. 24 on the eastern part of the Sundarbans

Sundarbans burning again
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