Sundarbans

Sundarbans

44 held for illegal fishing in Sundarbans

Acting on a tip-off, a forest department team nabbed the fishermen on Monday night as they were gearing up to catch fish, and seized their four trawlers

A fisherman catches fish in the Sundarbans.

Koyra flood control embankment built with sand from Sundarbans

Sand is being used instead of soil to repair an embankment in Koyra upazila of Khulna in a bid to control the floods in the area permanently. The sand is being extracted from a river near the ...

Koyra flood control embankment built with sand from Sundarbans

Sundarbans set to reopen for tourists 1 Sept

After nearly five months of closure due to the Covid restrictions, the forest department is reopening the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, on 1 ...

A herd of deer in the Sundarbans

Decision on Sundarbans World Heritage status next year

Tian Xuejun called on Bangladesh to submit SEA, EIA and impact of industries on the World Heritage Site reports, to be completed within August following the operational guidelines of the World ...

A herd of deer in the Sundarbans.

UNESCO decision on Sundarbans deferred until July 2022

The environment, forest and climate change ministry of Bangladesh submitted a progress report, stating that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed meeting full conditions set by the 43th session

UNESCO decision on Sundarbans deferred until July 2022

Integrated and sustainable steps required to protect Sundarbans

Although the government has formed a committee, the organisation has questioned its neutrality. Most of the members of this committee are former bureaucrats of the ministry

Integrated and sustainable steps required to protect Sundarbans

Sundarbans

Conditions to be followed to uphold world heritage status

The UNESCO-formed reactive monitoring mission has recommended the Bangladesh government halt construction of the Rampal thermal power plant and stop allowing new industries at the close vicinity of ...

Conditions to be followed to uphold world heritage status

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

Sundarbans submerged after Cyclone Yaas

The Forest department said this year Cyclone Yaas submerged the largest area of Sundarbans in the last 14 years.

Sundarbans submerged after Cyclone Yaas

Cyclone Yaas

Probe bodies formed to assess Sundarbans' damages

The government has formed four probe bodies to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by cyclone Yaas—formed in Bay of Bengal and battered the country’s coastal regions and the eastern India on ...

A herd of deer roaming around the Sundarbans.
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