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The Nijhum Dwip – the Second Largest Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh


Dhaka, 2 May, 2021: The Nijhum Dwip (Silent Island), a beautiful small island, belongs to Hatia Upazila of Noakhali district in Bangladesh and is located adjoining the Bay of Bengal. The Island has sea on three sides and the estuary of the Meghna River on the other side. Among the mangrove forests, Nijhum Island is […]

Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

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Dhaka, 22 April, 2021: Every year on April 22, Earth Day, the world's most prominent environmental movement, is observed in an effort to make people aware of the Earth's natural environment. Founded by former US Senator Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day was first observed in the year 1970 with the aim to promote the knowledge of ecology […]

Soil degradation: the problems and how to fix them


Dhaka, 20 April, 2021: A third of the world’s soil is moderately to highly degraded, threatening global food supplies, increasing carbon emissions and foreshadowing mass migration. A change in farming practices has never been more urgent. Soil is a priceless, non-renewable resource that's home to thousands of animals, plants and other important organisms. It supports countless ecosystems and […]

World Forestry Day: Emphasizing the need to conserve, protect and expand forests


Dhaka, 6 April, 2021: March 21 was proclaimed as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness for all types of forests. On this day, countries around the world are encouraged to indulge in local, national, and international activities that promote plantation campaigns. When you come to think of it, it’s our frivolous approach […]

World Wildlife Day: Wild animals no more safe in the wild


“Wild animals are safe in the wild, children in their mothers’ grasp” – it’s a widely known quote from the travelogue Palamou by Sanjib Chandra Chattopadhyay. The theme of this year’s World Wildlife Day reminds of it and the theme is "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet." On 20 December 2013, the United Nations, […]

Modhupur forest: The sylvan aroma is gone


Dhaka, March 1, 2021: Once a pure jungle, Modhupur sal forest is now, for the most part, a motley assortment of vast banana, pineapple and spice orchards. It was once filled with Bengal tiger, elephant, peacock, bear, langur, monkey, about 300 species of birds, countless other animal species and unprecedented stocks of medicinal plants. But almost all […]



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 saw 31 fires in 19 years


Dhaka, 22 February, 2021: 90 acres of the mangrove forest burnt. About 90 acres of forest land has been burnt in 31 fire incidents in the last 19 years in the Sundarbans, according to the Forest Department. On Monday, a fire broke out in Chandpai range at the end of the Dhansagar Forest Station boundary of […]

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 […]

The types of forests in Bangladesh


Dhaka, 16 January, 2021: Forestry is a sub-sector of agriculture in Bangladesh, which makes a contribution to the national economy and is supposed to promote ecological stability. Although Bangladesh is amazingly green, it is a forest-poor country. Most of its public forestlands are located in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, greater Khulna district, greater Sylhet district, Dhaka, […]


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