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  • Cumilla MP threatens DoE official for action against hill-cutting

    AKM Bahauddin Bahar, lawmaker of Cumilla-6 constituency, threatened an official of Department of Environment (DoE) with dire consequences after she inspected a hill-cutting project by Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and prepared a damage assessment report.

  • Sangu Reserve Forest

    ‘Protect Sangu-Matamuhuri sanctuary, reserve forest’

    Parbatya Chattogram Forest and Land Rights Protection Movement has called upon authorities concerned to take measures to protect the Sangu-Matamuhuri Sanctuary and the Reserve Natural Forest and take action against those destroying the forest.

  • Fishing at Sundarbans banned from July 1

    The forest department has decided to ban the netting of fishes from all rivers and canals in the Sundarbans for the next two months, starting July 1.

  • Of bushfires, Bangladesh and climate change

    Every Bangladeshi living overseas is used to having their motherland associated with natural disasters, namely floods and cyclones. This can feel humiliating at times. It is the expatriates’ burden to perpetually challenge the sometimes negative, international image of Bangladesh.

  • High Court

    Don’t allot lands for any purpose that damages forest: HC

    The High Court observes that any notified forest area, no matter whether it is declared reserved forest or not, cannot be allocated or leased for any purpose that damages the country’s forest.

  • Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

    Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

  • Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires

    Brazil says it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents.

  • Why is part of the Amazon burning?

    The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fueled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say.

  • Amazon fire: Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

    Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro admits farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but tells foreign powers not to interfere.

  • ‘Red alert’ in Sundarbans against poaching

    Forest officers issue a “red alert” in Sundarbans forest against poaching to protect wildlife for the overflow of tourists in Eid season.

  • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reaches decade high

    The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data shows, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture on the jungle.

  • cuba-landcrabs

    Watch these crabs make yearly journey from forest to sea

    Cuba's Bay of Pigs has been invaded again, this time not by US-backed anti-Castro forces, but by millions of red, yellow and black landcrabs.

  • The Sundarbans

    Coal vessel sinks near Sundarbans, all rescued

    Lighter vessel, carrying 1,000 tonnes of coal sinks west of Zulfikar Channel on the way in to Passur River – some 10 kilometres into the estuary of Bay. All 13 aboard the vessel have been rescued.

  • mangrove-forest-in-Vietnam

    Marsh man helps protect mangrove forest in Vietnam

    For nearly three decades, a 71-year-old man decided to live on a marsh islet to protect a mangrove forest in Vietnam.

  • Cops resist Sundarbans campaigners again

    Police fire teargas shells to foil the procession of Save Sundarbans activists, who were marching towards the Indian High Commission to hand an “open letter” to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to step back from constructing Rampal power plant.

  • 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.

  • Bamboos, Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, BFRI, Chittagong

    Chittagong garden hosts 32 types of bamboos

    Have you ever heard of ‘Kolshi/Ghoti Bash’ a bamboo that is shaped like a pitcher or ever seen ‘Lotha Bash’, a bamboo vine? If you have a doubt whether such bamboos really exist or you are being bamboozled, you should visit the unique bamboo garden of Chittagong city.

  • UN report: 'Decisive year' for world's forestry

    The world's forests face a "decisive year" as nations prepare to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals and gather for key climate talks, a UN report says.

  • Demand for rubber ‘threatens forest’

    The global demand for rubber tyres is threatening protected forests in Southeast Asia, according to a study.