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).
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.
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?”
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.