No safari park in Lathitila: Speakers say at Bapa roundtable

Speakers at a roundtable discussion in Sylhet today urged the government to step back from constructing a safari park at Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar district.

SC upholds stay on land allotment for Cox’s Bazar civil service academy

The Supreme Court today upheld till further directive a High Court order that stayed the government decision to allocate 700 acres of land at Jhilonja forest in Cox’s Bazar to build a civil service academy.

3 decimal area of Sundarbans burnt in fire; probe body formed

About three decimals of forest area was burnt in a fire that broke out in the patrol area under Dhansagar Station of Forest Department’s Chandpai Range in East Sundarbans Division.

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.

February 16, 2022
February 16, 2022

No safari park in Lathitila: Speakers say at Bapa roundtable

Speakers at a roundtable discussion in Sylhet today urged the government to step back from constructing a safari park at Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar district.

November 1, 2021
November 1, 2021

SC upholds stay on land allotment for Cox’s Bazar civil service academy

The Supreme Court today upheld till further directive a High Court order that stayed the government decision to allocate 700 acres of land at Jhilonja forest in Cox’s Bazar to build a civil service academy.

February 8, 2021
February 8, 2021

3 decimal area of Sundarbans burnt in fire; probe body formed

About three decimals of forest area was burnt in a fire that broke out in the patrol area under Dhansagar Station of Forest Department’s Chandpai Range in East Sundarbans Division.

February 7, 2021
February 7, 2021

1,60,566 individuals, organisations grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land

A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.

December 24, 2020
December 24, 2020

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.

November 9, 2020
November 9, 2020

‘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.

June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

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.

January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

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.

January 2, 2020
January 2, 2020

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.

August 31, 2019
August 31, 2019

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.