সীসা দূষণের বিস্তৃতি রোধে প্রয়োজন জরুরি ও মাল্টি-সেক্টরাল পদক্ষেপ Mercury-Free Dental Implants Materials Market is accounted International Tiger Day: A sustainable way to increase tigers in Sundarbans বাংলাদেশে বাড়ছে ই-বর্জ্যের ঝুঁকি How to be part of the solution to plastic pollution What role should organics play in sustainable food systems? ICCB seeks climate change mitigation, role of private sector Bastuhara canal on deathbed Sundarbans & Forest: TANGENTS Minivet Polythene islands in Karnaphuli river
Category archives for: Biodiversity

Bastuhara canal on deathbed

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Dhaka, 26 July, 2021: Once a 4km long waterbody flowing through Khulna city, today the Bastuhara canal is headed towards virtual extinction, thanks to years of indiscriminate garbage dumping and illegal occupation. Most of this dumping comes in the form of untreated industrial waste and chemicals from the Khalishpur industrial area, said locals. In the meantime, […]

Sundarbans & Forest: TANGENTS Minivet

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Dhaka, 25 July, 2021: It is impossible to adequately describe the exhilaration upon spotting a Scarlet Minivet inside the forest. High up in the canopy, where you have to squint to discern between branches and leaves, a flash of bright red darts from leaf to leaf and branch to branch like a mirage. You squint […]

The importance of biodiversity for our own safety

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Dhaka, 7 July, 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 tissue, […]

Road map needed for the ecosystem

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Dhaka, 24 June 2021: World Environment Day is on Saturday, 4 June 2021. The United Nations General Assembly declared 4 June as the World Environment Day in 1972. The day has been being observed since 1974. This year, the theme of the day is ‘ecosystem restoration’. This year’s World Environment Day holds more significance because […]

Tangail Sal Forest: Two-thirds gone as greed at play

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Dhaka, 23 June, 2021: The Sal Forest in Tangail is shrinking fast as mindless grabbing and tree felling continue, threatening the existence of this natural treasure and pushing its flora and fauna towards extinction. While foresters and locals keep playing the blame game for the destruction of a major forest, almost two-thirds or around 80,000 […]

Climate change and biodiversity loss must be tackled together: Report

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Dhaka, 21 June, 2021: Asia One has launched Earth One, a new section dedicated to environmental issues — because we love the planet and we believe science. Find articles like this there. Biodiversity loss has been eclipsed by climate change on the global agenda but the two issues are closely linked, have similar impacts on human welfare […]

Sundarbans, its wildlife suffer aftermath of Cyclone Yaas

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Dhaka, 30 May, 2021: Four dead deer and three live ones were found in the Sundarbans and its vicinity in three days Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest located in the largest delta in the world, was badly damaged by the tidal waves and strong winds of Cyclone Yaas, during its landfall in the eastern Indian […]

Falling Stars: 10 of the Most Famous Endangered Species

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Dhaka, 27 May, 2021: They’re known as “charismatic megafauna” for a reason. These endangered animals ooze star power, a factor that conservationists have capitalized on in order to fund projects to protect them (and, often by default, the other organisms that share their complex ecosystems). People are far more likely to donate money to save an […]

অনেক বন্য প্রাণী হারিয়ে যাচ্ছে

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ঢাকা, ২৫ মে, ২০২১: বাংলাদেশ থেকে অনেক বন্য প্রাণীই হারিয়ে যাচ্ছে। প্রায় ৯০০ প্রজাতির বন্য প্রাণীর মধ্যে এরই মধ্যে ১৫০ প্রজাতিই বিলুপ্তির পথে। স্তন্যপায়ী, উভচর ও সরীসৃপ প্রজাতির বন্য প্রাণীর বেশির ভাগ এখন অতি বিপন্ন, বিপন্ন বা ক্ষতিগ্রস্তের তালিকায়। তবে দেশে এ ব্যাপারে সুনির্দিষ্ট কোনো জরিপ বা গবেষণা না থাকায় প্রকৃত তথ্য পাওয়া যাচ্ছে না। এই অবস্থায় […]

Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change

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Dhaka, 5 May, 2021: Together with climate change, the world is also facing a biodiversity crisis, which has failed to capture the same attention. But efforts made by governments to tackle the climate crisis show that action is possible when there is sufficient political will, writes Janice Weatherley-Singh ahead of a UN convention on biological […]

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