লেড এসিড ব্যাটারির পরিবেশভিত্তিক সঠিক ব্যবস্থাপনার তাগিদ সারা দেশে ৬ হাজারেরও বেশি অনানুষ্ঠানিক ও অবৈধ ইউল্যাব পুনর্ব্যবহার কার্যক্রম Over 6,000 illegal recycling operations run in BD: Study Sundarbans saw 31 fires in 19 years Energy security and our future Is floating agriculture a nature-based solution? Sundarbans: Let’s save our best friend Why early child development needs urgent focus How do we tackle the injustices of climate change? 1.2m tonnes of plastic waste shipped to Bangladesh
Category archives for: Wildlife

Sundarbans: Let’s save our best friend

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Dhaka, 18 February, 2021: The Sundarbans plays a motherly role in protecting Bangladesh from natural disasters. The Sundarbans has become essential to our lives for a variety of reasons. The Sundarbans is the largest delta in the world and one of the longest saline wetlands and a very important ecosystem rich in biodiversity. Its area in […]

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 […]

Where did all the deer in Katka wildlife sanctuary go?

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Dhaka, 7 January, 2020: Herds of spotted deer have flocked to the Kokilmoni Forest in the Sharonkhola Range of the Sundarbans during the eight-month ban on visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic. But the scene was quite different in the Katka wildlife sanctuary, which typically boasts a much larger deer population. Spotted deer are the second-biggest […]

Ctg zoo welcomes Sambar fawn

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Dhaka, 20 December, 2020: On Tuesday morning, Chattogram Zoo welcomed a fifth member to its small, but tightly knit Sambar deer community, after a Sambar fawn was born. "The female Sambar fawn weighed 3kg at birth," said Shahadat Hossain Shuvo, a veterinary surgeon and curator of the zoo. The zoo now hosts four female and […]

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 […]

By century’s end wildlife habitats could shrink by a quarter

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Dhaka, 10 November, 2020: As the global human population continues to grow with ever more mouths to feed, many remaining wildlife habitats continue to shrink to make way for yet more agricultural land. Already mammals, birds and amphibians around the planet have seen their natural habitat range shrink by 18% on average over just three […]

Wildlife

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Dhaka, 6 October, 2020: You don’t have to travel far to enjoy nature. Just sit or stand quietly in any of our woodlands and you’ll soon see or hear life amongst the trees, be it insect, bird or mammal. Explore a bit further, and you'll greatly increase your chances of seeing some of Scotland's most iconic […]

Wildlife in ‘catastrophic decline’ due to human destruction, scientists warn

Dhaka, 21 September, 2020: Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. Wildlife […]

Will pangolins survive in Bangladesh?

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Dhaka, 10 September, 2020: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has marked out the Chinese pangolin as a critically endangered species. Several decades ago, pangolin, a mammal locally known as "Banrui," could be seen in several regions of the country. Today, the animal is on the verge of extinction due to continuous poaching. […]

Elephant Poaching, killings: Swept under the rug

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Dhaka, 24 August, 2020: To avoid animosity with locals responsible for the deaths of wild elephants in the Chattogram region, forest department officials manipulate autopsy reports by attributing the deaths to natural causes and rarely file cases, thus sparing the killers of a critically endangered species. On June 28, a baby elephant was found dead […]

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