646 tonnes of plastic waste produced in Dhaka every day Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know Time for governments to take biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change Winter Park city leaders to vote on rule to ban single-use plastic How Can ‘Aquaponics’ Farming Help Create Sustainable Food Systems? More sleep or more exercise: the best time trade-offs for children’s health Rare white tiger born at Cuba’s Havana zoo Malaysia permits import of US plastic waste shipment after it passes new UN treaty test The Nijhum Dwip – the Second Largest Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh Massive Methane (CH4) in the air, Bangladesh is at the top of this greenhouse gas emission
Category archives for: Biodiversity

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


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 […]

How We Can Put a Halt to Biodiversity Loss

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Dhaka, 19 April, 2021: Extinction: The Facts, a documentary narrated by Sir David Attenborough, lays out compellingly that species around the world “are vanishing at rates never seen before in human history.” This rapid disappearance of wildlife will only accelerate “unless we take immediate action.”  Stanford’s Professor Elizabeth Hadly warns onscreen that, in the twenty-first […]

24 Animals That Are Going Extinct, and Why It’s Happening


Dhaka, 3 April 2021: In 2019, the United Nations released a report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), warning of an “unprecedented” and “dangerous” decline of nature as extinction rates skyrocketed for species around the world. In its report compiling information from 145 experts in 50 countries, IPBES warns, “The average abundance […]

Lawachhara Forest: Rare leopard cat crushed under wheels


Dhaka, 1 April, 2021: An endangered leopard cat was killed while crossing a road in Jonakichhara area of ​​Lawachhara forest in Moulvibazar's Kamalganj upazila yesterday. The leopard cat died after being crushed under the wheels of a speeding vehicle around 12:00 noon, said Motaleb Hossain, range officer of Wildlife Management and Nature Conservation Department in […]

The legal framework on biodiversity conservation


Dhaka, 10 March, 2021: The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic reminds us the fact that if we destroy biodiversity, we actually collapse the system that supports human life to exist. The significance of biodiversity to ensure human well-being and to achieve sustainable development is undeniable. The UN Human Rights Council, in its 34th session, underscored that the […]



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: Let’s save our best friend


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


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 […]

To Prevent Pandemics and Protect Biodiversity, Combat Wildlife Crime


Dhaka, 26 January, 2021: In my weekly column for World Politics Review, I argue that national governments need to close the gaps in two major multilateral treaties to more effecitvely tackle illicit trade in wild animals, which threatens global public health. The growing prevalence of zoonotic diseases, underscored by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing loss of biodiversity around the […]

The importance of biodiversity for our own safety


Dhaka, 5 January, 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 […]


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