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  • Killing fish stocks in Sundarbans

    Fisherfolk in the Sundarbans wilfully ignore the government ban on the use of fine-mesh current nets which is fast depleting various species of fish in the area.

  • Sundarbans risks being World Heritage in Danger

    Despite the government's assurance that the Rampal power plant would not harm the Sundarbans, the Unesco stays firm in its stance against the project and has again requested the government to cancel and relocate it to a more suitable place.

  • Must not be the legacy we leave behind

    Must not be the legacy we leave behind

    That the Sundarbans, the unique world heritage site and a lifesaver for the coastal people, is in grave danger, with or without the planned Rampal coal-based power plant is not in dispute.

  • Won’t suspend Rampal project: Nasrul

    The construction work of Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite Unesco's advice, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says.

  • Sundarbans Tiger

    Census data for tiger conservation

    The Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest with its rich and unique biodiversity is divided between Bangladesh and India.

  • 11 Sundarbans robbers surrender to home minister

    Eleven members of two Sundarbans-based robber gangs surrender and hand over 25 firearms to Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan at Mongla port in Khulna.

  • Rampal coal-fired power plant

    Rampal plant yet to get environmental clearance

    The proposed coal-based Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans is yet to get environmental clearance from the Department

  • Sundarbans robbers’ surrender stayed on bad weather

    Rapid Action Battalion postpones a programme at Mongla upazila of Bagerhat where a gang of robbers were scheduled to formally surrender in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

  • MP’s son held with pistol, bullets in Satkhira

    Cops arrest son of local lawmaker Rifat Amin along with a pistol and bullets from a resort in the Sundarbans in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira last night.

  • Destroying Our Lifeline

    One of Bangladesh's most significant natural resources is the Sundarbans-- the largest mangrove forest of the world comprising of 140,000 hectares of tidal forests.

  • Pashur river to be dredged

    The government has taken up a project to dredge the Pashur river so that coal-laden vessels from India can travel through it to Rampal Power Plant to be set up only 14 kilometres away from the Sundarbans.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber gang leader was killed in a "gunfight" between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of the

  • Fire for fish

    Abrupt rusty patches here and there in the otherwise green forest look like fatal wounds from the sky.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’ with Rab

    A suspected robber is killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of Rapid Action Battalion at Mrigamari of the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat.

  • Rampal Power plant: There’ll be no environmental hazard, says minister

    The Sundarbans will not face any environmental hazard due to the establishment of coal-based Rampal Power Plant, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid tells the parliament.

  • 11 sued over Apr 27 Sundarbans fire

    Bangladesh Forest Department files a case against 11 suspects in connection with the fire that broke out in Tultala area of the Sundarbans under Chandpai Range in Sharankhola upazila on April 27.

  • Salvage operation begins in Shela 40 days after cargo sinks

    Forty days after a coal-laden cargo vessel sank in the Shela River at Harintana point of the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila, the owner of the vessel begins salvage operation today.

  • Fire breaks out in Sundarbans again

    A fire broke out once again at Andharmanik area of Chandpai Range in Sundarbans East Division.

  • Sundarbans fire: Forest dept suspends 3 employees

    The Forest Department suspends its three employees for their negligence in duties over the recent fire incidents in the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila.

  • Fire again in Sundarbans

    Yet another fire broke out in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila of the district yesterday morning.

  • 3rd forest fire in Sundarbans in 3 weeks

    A fire broke out in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sharankhola upazila of Bagerhat. This is the third incident of forest fire in Chandpai range over the last three weeks.

  • Fire in Sundarbans forest again

    Barely a month in the passing, fire has broken out in the Sundarbans’ Chandpai range again. This is the 15th fire incident in last 12 years in the area - posing threat to the ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove forest.

  • Unesco report may not be accurate

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans doubts whether the Unesco team would be able to prepare an accurate report on its recent visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Activists doubt Unesco’s upcoming Sundarbans report

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans expresses doubt over the report on the Sundarbans that the Unesco is about to prepare based on their recent visit to the largest mangrove forest.

  • Unesco team visits Sundarbans to assess power plant impact

    A high-profile Unesco delegation visits the Sundarbans to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant and vessel plying through the mangrove forest.

  • Shela ban is permanent

    The government has imposed a permanent ban on the plying of all types of vessels through the Shela river in the Sundarbans, amid concern over frequent incidents of vessel capsize in the river.

  • Shela river route banned permanently

    Amid concern over frequent incidents of vessel capsize in the Shela River in the Sundarbans, the government imposes a permanent ban on the plying of all types of vessels through the river.

  • Govt bans Shela route

    The sinking of a coal-laden vessel on Saturday has prompted the government to ban again the operation of all vessels in the Shela River, a dolphin sanctuary in the Sundarbans.

  • Sundarbans’ Shela river route banned, case filed

    All vessels have been barred from using the Shela river route through the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a listed heritage site, days after a coal-laden vessel sank in the river. This is the second time the route has been banned after an oil tanker sank in the same river a year ago.

  • Coal-laden cargo sinks in Sundarbans

    A cargo vessel carrying coal capsizes at Shela river in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Bagerhat.