Sayam U Chowdhury

Sayam U Chowdhury is a Conservation Biologist, currently working on threatened species conservation and research in Bangladesh and abroad.

April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017

An unseen world worth preserving

I remember my failed attempts to draw the convoluted coast of Bangladesh during art classes possibly 25 years ago.

March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017

Eyes in the shadows

Six years ago we were camping at Hail Haor in Moulvibazar's Sreemangal to study migratory passerine birds. Although our work involved watching birds early in the morning,

September 23, 2016
September 23, 2016

Nature Quest: Secret life of the Slow Loris

As the final light of the day hid behind the canopy, the first bat of the night unfolded its wings and the last bird of the day

September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

Nature Quest: The end of colourful peafowl

Karim mama used to display bird feathers just across our school gate. He only had feathers of one kind -- long and spatula-

August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016

Nature Quest: Where vultures come to feast

It was the end of July and the scorching sun was up above at midday. While Dhaka was still reeling from the July 1 tragedy, I

August 5, 2016
August 5, 2016

Gambling with the last glory of Bengal

While we have failed to protect most of our forests in Bangladesh for complex reasons, Sundarbans firmly stands in the south with all its glory.

July 29, 2016
July 29, 2016

Nature Quest: Feathered phantom of mangroves

It was still dark when I woke up and went to the roof of our boat, which was docked at the heart of Pashur river. The crows

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

Nature Quest: A day out with flying dragons

Almost tumbling down the damp and slimy slope, with thorny rattan snagging my arms, I struggled to keep my balance under

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

Blue beauty of Saint Martin's

I could barely wait when I first heard that a pair of blue birds had temporarily made their home on the southernmost tip of our land. It might sound

April 29, 2016
April 29, 2016

Is Sundarbans important only for tigers?

It is common knowledge now that the Sundarbans is home to globally endangered species like the Bengal Tiger but it is news to most that our Sundarbans also supports critically endangered species...