5h ago| Wildlife

Birth of calf in Cox's Bazar forest a ray of hope for dwindling Asian elephant population

The birth of an Asian elephant calf in the Cox's Bazar forest today has shone a ray of hope for the dwindling population of the giant mammal.

3d ago| Wildlife

Barbet

It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome.

3d ago| Wildlife

14 tiger reserves in India get Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS) status

Fourteen tiger reserves in India, including one in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, have received the globally-accepted Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

2w ago| Energy

Nuclear energy: BAEC signs deal with South Korean research institute

Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) have signed a contract for renovating 3 MW BAEC TRIGA Research Reactor (BTRR), as Bangladesh and Korea step...

2w ago| Wildlife

28 python hatchlings released in Ctg forest

28 python hatchlings, born through an incubator at the Chattogram Zoo,  have been released in the deep forest area of Sitakunda Eco-park of Chattogram yesterday.

2w ago| Wildlife

Over 10,000 species risk extinction in Amazon, says landmark report

More than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest - 35% of which has already been deforested or degraded, according to...

August 2, 2021
August 2, 2021

Birth of calf in Cox's Bazar forest a ray of hope for dwindling Asian elephant population

The birth of an Asian elephant calf in the Cox's Bazar forest today has shone a ray of hope for the dwindling population of the giant mammal.

July 31, 2021
July 31, 2021

Barbet

It was hypnotic: a persistent tunk-tunk-tunk sound with a muted texture, like a blacksmith tapping a metal pot with a hammer, its rhythm precise as a metronome.

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

14 tiger reserves in India get Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS) status

Fourteen tiger reserves in India, including one in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, have received the globally-accepted Conservation Assured|Tiger Standards (CA|TS).

July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021

World Tiger Day: Limit tourism to protect Sundarbans’ biodiversity

On occasion of World Tiger Day yesterday, activists and government officials underscored the need to restrict tourism in the Sundarbans to protect the core tiger breeding ground.

July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021

Greens condemn Unesco decision

The National Committee to Save the Sundarbans (NCSS) yesterday accused Unesco of failing to protect the outstanding universal value of the mangrove forest by endorsing an SEA (Strategic...

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Bastuhara canal on deathbed

Once a 4km long waterbody flowing through Khulna city, today the Bastuhara canal is headed towards virtual extinction, thanks to years of indiscriminate garbage dumping and illegal occupation.

July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021

Running ramshod across the river

Flouting rules, a private company is constructing a road on the Teesta river bed in Lalmonirhat’s Kaliganj upazila, posing a risk of severe floods and river erosion upstream.

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Bangladesh gets another year to fulfil Unesco conditions to save Sundarbans

The Bangladesh government will get another year to fulfil all the conditions placed by the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of Unesco on preparing a long-term plan to save the Sundarbans.

July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021

Japan faces heat over funding coal power in Bangladesh despite carbon pledges

Despite Tokyo’s commitment to help phase out fossil fuels, Bangladesh is currently building the Matarbari coal plant: a power complex set to be completed by 2024 thanks to low-interest loans from...

July 20, 2021
July 20, 2021

Death of Boral, destruction of Chalan Beel

A long line of buildings are marked with a red cross at Bonorupa housing society in Bonpara municipality area in Natore’s Boraigram upazila.