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World Forestry Day: Emphasizing the need to conserve, protect and expand forests

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Dhaka, 6 April, 2021: March 21 was proclaimed as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness for all types of forests. On this day, countries around the world are encouraged to indulge in local, national, and international activities that promote plantation campaigns. When you come to think of it, it’s our frivolous approach […]

World Wildlife Day: Wild animals no more safe in the wild

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“Wild animals are safe in the wild, children in their mothers’ grasp” – it’s a widely known quote from the travelogue Palamou by Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay. The theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day reminds of it and the theme is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet." On 20 December 2013, the United Nations, […]

Modhupur forest: The sylvan aroma is gone

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Dhaka, March 1, 2021: Once a pure jungle, Modhupur sal forest is now, for the most part, a motley assortment of vast banana, pineapple and spice orchards. It was once filled with Bengal tiger, elephant, peacock, bear, langur, monkey, about 300 species of birds, countless other animal species and unprecedented stocks of medicinal plants. But almost all […]

5 RARE ANIMALS TO LOOK FOR IN BANGLADESH

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Dhaka, March 1, 2021: It’s not easy to get out of the traffic of Dhaka, but once you do, the marshy, forested wilderness of Bangladesh is thick. Now, travelers today are unlikely to run across Bangladesh’s most famous animal, the mighty Bengal tiger, but hidden in the swamps and jungles, some very special animals are lurking. Despite […]

Sundarbans saw 31 fires in 19 years

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Dhaka, 22 February, 2021: 90 acres of the mangrove forest burnt. About 90 acres of forest land has been burnt in 31 fire incidents in the last 19 years in the Sundarbans, according to the Forest Department. On Monday, a fire broke out in Chandpai range at the end of the Dhansagar Forest Station boundary of […]

Shrinking habitat endangers Bangladesh’s wild elephants

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Dhaka, 20 January, 2021: Asian wild elephants are under serious threat in southeast Bangladesh due to the construction of huge settlements on forest land and hills which has shrunk the mammals’ habitat and restricted their free movement. Uncontrolled grabbing of forest land and hills by local influential people is also ruining the biodiversity of the […]

The types of forests in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, 16 January, 2021: Forestry is a sub-sector of agriculture in Bangladesh, which makes a contribution to the national economy and is supposed to promote ecological stability. Although Bangladesh is amazingly green, it is a forest-poor country. Most of its public forestlands are located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, greater Khulna district, greater Sylhet district, Dhaka, […]

TIB finds up to 61% embezzlement in implementing Forest Department projects

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Dhaka, 31 December, 2020: The government should take legal action against the forest scammers as they are enemy of the country, says Dr Iftekharuzzaman Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has found embezzlement up to 61% in many instances during allotment of funds for implementing forestation projects by the Forest Department. Officials under the divisional forest office, […]

The forest cycle

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Dhaka, 29 November, 2020: Well-managed forests last forever and rely on the forest cycle – plant, grow, fell, plant, grow, fell.   The cycle includes: Preparation – in some places we need to prepare the ground before planting. To give our trees the best start, we create mounds of soil to plant them in. Planting – planting is […]

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 […]

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