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Experts: Nature-based solution can help address water management challenges

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Dhaka, 7 August, 2020: The IUCN global standard on NbS provides a user-friendly framework for the verification, design and scaling up of effective nature-based solutions  Speakers at a webinar has said nature-based solutions can help address the water management challenges in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River basin.   The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted the webinar on “Nature-based Solutions and its […]

Our wetlands and a sustainable urban future


Dhaka, 10 June, 2020: Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing urbanising countries of the world. By 2025, 50 percent of Bangladesh is supposed to be urbanised. Cities are growing rapidly. By 2050 the number of city dwellers is supposed to increase by 66 percent (from 4 billion in 2016 to 6.3 billion in 2050). […]

Iran’s Hara forests, a key biosphere and protected wetland


Dhaka, 30 June, 2020: The core area of the reserve is a marine zone. The major topographic features of the region include a wetland with a series of small islands (mud hills), mangrove forests, tidal marshes, and shallow coves.  Wetlands are ecosystems saturated with water, either seasonally or permanently. They store water and ensure its quality, […]

Indiscriminate waste dumping continues in Buriganga


Dhaka, 20 June, 2020: A floating waste island is developing at Baganbari point of the river From domestic to industrial, all kinds of waste are being dumped indiscriminately in the Buriganga River, polluting the river during the lockdown. A whole body of citizens, including industrialists, traders and government agencies are contributing to the contamination of the […]

Clean water ponds boosts rare wetland plants, say experts


Dhaka, 18 June, 2020: Digging ponds in the countryside can deliver "unprecedented" gains for nature, experts have said. Freshwater Habitats Trust said 20 clean water ponds on farmland increased wetland plant species by 26%. A nine-year project found rare plants almost trebled, while species that had gone extinct in the area returned. The study tested […]

World Environment Day: “We Care Nature: Keep Biodiversity”

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4th June, 2020, Dhaka: 5th June, World Environment Day 2020, “Celebrate Biodiversity”. Due to covid-19 epidemic the celebration is happening digitally and all the activities are taken place within limit all over the world. This year millions of people in more than 100 countries are celebrating World Environment Day in online platforms. Environment and Social […]

How can we save our wetlands


Dhaka, 31 May, 2020: The pride of Bangladesh is its rivers, with one of the largest networks in the world and a total of about 700 rivers, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra River Delta. This gives the country a riverine nature which is reflected in the lifestyle, custom, economy, and history of the people of Bangladesh.  The country […]

Hakaluki Haor to be listed as ‘Ramsar site’


Dhaka, 2, May, 2020: Hakaluki Haor, the country's largest water body spreading over a vast area in Sylhet and neighbouring Moulvibazar district, is going to be listed as 'Ramsar site', the third in Bangladesh soon. The rich habitat of fish, birds as well as of different plants, part of Hakaluki has already been made a fish […]

Before our rivers run dry


Dhaka, April 22, 2020: Bangladesh is a riverine country, and rivers are the lifeline of our economy and environment. They are crucial for the very existence of Bangladesh as a delta country. Unfortunately, many of the rivers in Bangladesh are in critical condition.  Around 450 rivers in the country face serious threats mainly due to […]

Sewage, effluent pollute Dhaka rivers at 577 spots: study


Disposal of untreated industrial effluent and domestic sewage pollutes the four rivers flowing around the capital at 577 spots, reveals a study carried out by Riverine Bangladesh in January.  Spot visits by the study team in Dhaka, and parts of Narayanganj and Gazipur between November and January, found that 360 sewage connections and 217 canals […]


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