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Let there be no industrialisation near Sundarbans


The Sundarbans mangrove forest, the habitat of Bengal tigers, is threatened by heedless industrialisation, which must be halted by Bangladesh.

UN expert John H Knox said this yesterday in his last public statement as the special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. The statement was shared on the website of United Nations Human Rights.

“The accelerating industrialisation of the Sundarbans threatens not only this unique ecosystem – which hosts Bengal tigers, Ganges river dolphins and other endangered species – but also poses serious risks to the human rights of the 6.5 million people whose lives, health, housing, food and cultural activities depend directly on a safe, healthy and sustainable Sundarbans forest,” said Knox.

However, the Bangladesh government after attending a meeting of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Kradow, Poland in July 2017 issued a statement saying the WHC had given it the green signal to proceed with Rampal power plant a few kilometres away from the Sundarbans, which is a Unesco world heritage site.

read more: https://www.thedailystar.net/country/industrialisation-in-sundarbans-largest-mangrove-forest-bangladesh-must-halt-it-united-nations-1613896

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