Fishermen, visitors banned from Sundarbans

Fishermen and visitors have been banned from entering the Sundarbans for three months, starting today, for the smooth breeding of fish inside the forest’s rivers and canals.

Prohibited from logging Sundari tree trunks seized from pond in Bagerhat

The forest department has seized seven logs of Sundari tree, which is prohibited from logging, from a pond at Guatla village in Morrelganj Upazila of Bagerhat today (May 7, 2022).

Streams run dry in Satchhari

Once upon a time, there were ever-flowing streams running through the Satchhari National Park.

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.

Minivet

It is impossible to adequately describe the exhilaration upon spotting a Scarlet Minivet inside the forest. High up in the canopy, where you have to squint to discern between branches and leaves, a flash of bright red darts from leaf to leaf and branch to branch like a mirage. You squint harder, shaking your head, thinking you are imagining things. As if reading your mind it sits still for a second to convince you it is real. Then it takes off. You think it is gone but wait... freezing mid-flight it hovers to check under a leaf where it finds a juicy larva. And then it flies away for good, leaving you asking yourself, “What did I just see?”

Tiger covers 100km in 4 months to reach Sundarbans in Bangladesh from Indian side

A radio-collared tiger in the Sundarbans travelled nearly 100km in four months before crossing over to the Bangladesh part of the mangrove forest, India’s West Bengal Chief Wildlife Warden VK Yadav was quoted today as saying.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Fishermen, visitors banned from Sundarbans

Fishermen and visitors have been banned from entering the Sundarbans for three months, starting today, for the smooth breeding of fish inside the forest’s rivers and canals.

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Prohibited from logging Sundari tree trunks seized from pond in Bagerhat

The forest department has seized seven logs of Sundari tree, which is prohibited from logging, from a pond at Guatla village in Morrelganj Upazila of Bagerhat today (May 7, 2022).

March 23, 2022
March 23, 2022

Streams run dry in Satchhari

Once upon a time, there were ever-flowing streams running through the Satchhari National Park.

March 21, 2022
March 21, 2022

‘Too precious to lose’

After Gazipur and Dulahazra, the forest department has finalised plans to build the country’s third safari park in Lathitila forest, located in Moulvibazar’s Juri upazila.

March 13, 2022
March 13, 2022

Gangamati Reserve Forest in Kuakata: Akashmani trees under attack

In the reserve forest in Kuakata’s Gangamati area, around 10,000 Akashmani trees were planted in the 2008-09 fiscal year. It has since come to be known as the natural wall of the sea.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

Visiting Sundarbans just got costlier

The government has revised fees in the Sundarbans after a decade, doubling it for both local and foreign tourists and for people whose livelihoods depend on it.

November 8, 2021
November 8, 2021

Tiger found dead in Sundarbans

Forest officials recovered a dead tiger from a remote area of Sundarbans yesterday.

September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021

Sundarbans can play vital role in climate mitigation

The Sundarbans can play a major role in climate adaptation and mitigation, as it has been protecting the Southwest coast of Bangladesh from tropical storms for years, said British High Commissioner Robert Chatterton Dickson at a webinar yesterday.

August 31, 2021
August 31, 2021

Sundarbans set to reopen for tourists Sept 1

After nearly five months of closure due to the Covid restrictions, the Forest Department is reopening the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, for tourists from tomorrow.

August 30, 2021
August 30, 2021

Sundarbans set to reopen for tourists on Sept 1

After nearly five months of closure due to Covid restrictions, the Forest Department is reopening the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, on September 1.