Tiger census begins in the Sundarbans

Tiger census by using camera trapping method and by surveying creeks and rivers began in Sundarbans today under the 'Sundarban Tiger Conservation Project'.

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).

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 Environmental Assessment) that lacks scientific clarity and giving the government one more year to place its long-term plans to protect it.

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?”

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.

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 Environmental Assessment) that lacks scientific clarity and giving the government one more year to place its long-term plans to protect it.

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 17, 2021
July 17, 2021

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?”

June 7, 2021
June 7, 2021

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.

May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021

First Tasmanian Devils born in the wild of Australia mainland in 3,000 years

Tasmanian Devils have been born in the wild of Australia's mainland for the first time in more than 3,000 years, a conservation group said, with seven newborns raising hopes the endangered animals can sustain a new breeding population.

May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021

3 dead dolphins found on Kuakata beach

Three dead dolphins, with injury marks on their bodies, have been found at different points of Kuakata sea beach recently.

May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021

400 doves, pigeons poisoned to death in Bagerhat

Around 340 doves and 60 pigeons died after consuming poison-laced bird food in Morrelganj upazila of Bagerhat.

April 20, 2021
April 20, 2021

Slow loris rescued in Rangamati’s Kaptai

A slow loris, locally known as "Lojjaboti Banor", has been rescued in Rangamati’s Kaptai upazila.