Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’ প্লাস্টিক দূষণ: বাংলাদেশে হু হু করে বাড়ছে সিঙ্গেল ইউজ প্লাস্টিকের ব্যবহার, দূষণের শীর্ষে তরুণ-যুবকে 2020 Gardening Trends: Sustainability is The Key Smith, Greenstein Bill Banning Single-Use Plastics Passes Senate Air Quality Index: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst Why Is Air Pollution So Harmful? DNA May Hold the Answer আবার দূষণের শীর্ষে ঢাকার বায়ু Common Environmental Chemical Disrupts Meiosis to Cause Reproductive Toxicity Plastic packaging ban ‘could harm environment The Impact of Air Pollution on Mental Health
Category archives for: Wildlife

Australian hillside on fire ‘looks like it’s covered in lava’

Terrifying photographs show an Australian hillside almost entirely in flames. The eerie glow taken at twilight ‘looked like lava’, as the fires dotted the landscape close to a town in rural Victoria. Melissa Ericksen posted the picture on Facebook, saying: ‘Balmattum Hill is really glowing tonight, however not as much as all of our incredible […]

Australian fires: Everything we know and how you can help

Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis, as bushfires tear through rural communities across the nation. Since September, at least 20 people have died and over 1,500 homes have been destroyed. Another 28 people have been confirmed missing after bushfires tore through busy tourist hubs in eastern Victoria at the turn of the new year. […]

অস্ট্রেলিয়ার দাবানলে মৃতের সংখ্যা বেড়ে ২৩

আন্তর্জাতিক ডেস্কঃ দাবানলের আগুনে দাউদাউ করে জ্বলছে অস্ট্রেলিয়ার বিস্তীর্ণ বনাঞ্চল। সেপ্টেম্বর থেকে শুরু হওয়া এই বিধ্বংসী দাবানলের জেরে পুড়ে গেছে প্রায় কয়েক লক্ষ একর জমি। ভস্মীভূত হয়েছে প্রায় দু’শরও বেশি বাড়ি। দাবানলে মৃতের সংখ্যা বেড়ে ২৩ জনে দাঁড়িয়েছে। এই পরিস্থিতির জেরে নিউ সাউথ ওয়েলসে সপ্তাহব্যাপী জরুরি অবস্থা জারি করেছে প্রশাসন। এর মাঝেই জানা গেল এই […]

Will the latest amendment to U.P.’s tree act help the state’s green cover?

Reacting to the outrage over a proposal to cut more than 64,000 trees for a Defence Expo in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued new norms to protect trees in the northern state. The amendment to the state’s tree protection act however, has experts and authorities coming out with opposing claims on the sustainability […]

Science v poachers: how tech is transforming wildlife conservation

It is dry season in a Kenyan national park. A small group of poachers walks along a dried-up riverbed, aiming to kill a black rhino and remove its horns, which could fetch as much as $100,000 on the Asian black market.  The men are concealed by undergrowth on the riverbanks but seen by a poaching […]

Noise pollution rules should be tightened to protect wildlife, say scientists

Noise produced by human activities should be better regulated to protect wildlife, say the authors of a study exposing how sound pollution affects myriad creatures from fish to birds. Road traffic, aircraft, ships, factories and oil drilling are all human activities that produce noise, most – but not all – of which is typically below 4kHz. […]

The Best Photos From This Year’s Comedy Wildlife Awards

The competition's results will be revealed on November 13, with the winner getting a one-week safari in Kenya's Masai Mara. The contest, aimed at highlighting the importance of conservation, is run in conjunction with global wildlife charity Born Free Foundation. The world has seen an astonishing 60 percent decline in the size of populations of mammals, birds, […]

World’s nations gather to tackle wildlife extinction crisis

From giraffes to sharks, the world’s endangered species could gain better protection at an international wildlife conference. The triennial summit of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), that began on Saturday, will tackle disputes over the conservation of great beasts such as elephants and rhinos, as well as cracking down on the exploitation of unheralded […]

The rise of ‘ungardening’: how to turn a backyard into a wildlife haven

Manicured privets and immaculate lawns are a thing of the past. Nowadays, it’s all about “ungardening”: eschewing toxic pesticides or sterile patio decking to create gardens that will encourage native wildlife to live and flourish. Rewilding, as it’s more commonly known, has been growing in popularity across Europe and the US, as green-fingered activists use their […]

Campaign to save Kenya’s wild animals – archive, 1961

Nairobi, July 18 One of the little jokes of the last Kenya Parliament was the way Mervyn Cowie, a nominated member, was often referred to as “the Member for Wild Animals.” In this Parliament there is no place for the director of Kenya’s National Parks. Yet the plight of his wild animals is worse today than […]

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