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Forest

The Bonn Challenge

Global reforestation drive grows fast as govts grasp benefits

The world’s largest reforestation push, now almost a decade old, has beaten its 2020 target, as countries use their pledges to tackle national priorities including job creation, food security and ...

Some 3.8 million palm trees were planted across the country to minimise the impacts of lightning strikes and casualties as the government declared it as a natural disaster in 2015. Photo: UNB

69 invasive species of plants and animals threaten native species

Scientists have identified 69 invasive species of plants and animals in Bangladesh that are becoming a major threat to the native species.

Eucalyptus trees along a road in Bogura.

Brazil fires threaten world's largest wetland

"We saw hundreds of fires along the journey throughout the day. Places where the planes and firemen have fought the fires directly without stopping, but still the fires are causing great damage to ...

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon jungle which burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil, 16 August 2020.

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon retreats in July from 2019 record

Between August 2019 and July 2020, INPE's rapid monitoring system showed 9,205 square kilometers of forest were cleared, up from 6,844 square kilometers between August 2018 and July 2019 in the same ...

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Humaita, Amazonas State, Brazil, 6 August 2020.

Existing mangroves could fall to sea level rise by 2050

"Mangroves are the most efficient eco-system on the planet for storing carbon," said Benjamin Horton, chair of the Asian School of the Environment at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Spotted deer in the Sundarbans

Sundarbans Day observed

Residents of the coastal districts of Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat observed the Sundarbans Day on Friday with an appeal to save the largest mangrove forest in the world.Sundarbans, a World Heritage ...

Sundarbans Day observed

Bolsonaro’s Amazon ‘dream’ is indigenous ‘nightmare’

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has unveiled a sweeping plan for the Amazon rainforest that would open indigenous lands to mining—a “dream” for the far-right leader, but a ...

Bolsonaro’s Amazon ‘dream’ is indigenous ‘nightmare’

Trees increase in Bangladesh

The number of trees in Bangladesh has increased, both inside and outside of the forests. Among the forests, the Sundarbans is in the best condition. People have collected natural resources worth ...

Trees increase in Bangladesh

Romania’s forests under mounting threat

Like thick wrinkles, a multitude of dirt roads cut through barren slopes in Romania’s mountainous Valea Rea region, showing the impact of aggressive illegal logging—which is not just ...

Romania’s forests under mounting threat

Large blots of oil stain 130 Brazilian beaches

The source of large blots of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil remained a mystery Tuesday despite president Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and ...

Large blots of oil stain 130 Brazilian beaches
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