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Category archives for: Biodiversity

The importance of biodiversity for our own safety

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Dhaka, 5 January, 2021: Protecting biodiversity plays a crucial part in achieving the emissions reductions. The destruction of forest ecosystems is responsible for 11 percent of all global greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans, so conserving forests would stop the release of these gases into the atmosphere. Trees and plants also store carbon in their […]

Protecting our biodiversity

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Dhaka, 21 December, 2020: As we start 2017 we have many encouraging numbers to be proud of. The country has been sustaining GDP growth at 6.3 percent for the last five years. Per capita income (USD 1,314) is more than twice of that of 2008. Less than 13 percent of us are now extreme poor, […]

We’ve talked enough about biodiversity. Let’s try to save it now

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Dhaka, 23 November, 2020: We may blame Covid-19 for drawing our attention away from biodiversity conservation. But the truth is, for a long time, we have been talking about biodiversity a lot, rather than saving it. That is why the World Wildlife Fund International estimates that the earth's wildlife has gone down by almost 70 percent […]

Protecting biodiversity for the future

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Dhaka, 23 November, 2020: Biodiversity means an ecological sachet ? the variety of species, their genetic makeup and the natural communities in which they occur. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is "Celebrate Biodiversity", and will be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. Colombia is one of the largest "Megadiverse" nations in the […]

Virtual exhibition on forest biodiversity

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Dhaka, 11 November, 2020: Forests host an estimated 80 percent of all terrestrial species of animals, plants and insects. The diverse species which inhabit vast forest landscapes play a key role in keeping forest ecosystems healthy and productive. Globally, biodiversity loss is taking its toll on the world’s forests: when animals and organisms disappear from […]

OP-ED: Eco-tourism: An opportunity for Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 7 October, 2020: It presents an opportunity to both protect the environment and expand Bangladesh’s tourism industry The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day, which was celebrated on September 27 with the theme of  “Tourism and Rural Development,” is to celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities […]

Forest biodiversity in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 9 September, 2020: INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests is observed every March 21 to create awareness among people of the importance of forests and their vital role in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2020 observances of International Day of Forests will focus on ‘Forests and Biodiversity’. A sustainable management of forests is […]

Biodiversity loss could be making us sick – here’s why

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Dhaka, 24 August, 2020: By 2050, 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in towns and cities. Urban living brings many benefits, but city dwellers worldwide are seeing a rapid increase in noncommunicable health problems, such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Some scientists now think this is linked to biodiversity loss – the ongoing depletion of the varied forms […]

ED: Much more than a symbol

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Dhaka, 11 August, 2020: The Bengal Tiger is a permanent part of our national identity. We need to do a better job of honouring and preserving this treasure The Bengal Tiger population in Bangladesh has been on a worrying decline for years now. This majestic beast, nothing less than a symbol of Bangladesh, is tragically […]

Forest biodiversity in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 28 July, 2020: INTERNATIONAL Day of Forests is observed every March 21 to create awareness among people of the importance of forests and their vital role in poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and food security. The 2020 observances of International Day of Forests will focus on ‘Forests and Biodiversity’. A sustainable management of forests is […]

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