Bangladesh Forest Department

Legal notice seeks livewire removal to protect monkeys

People for Animal Welfare (PAW), an organisation dedicated to welfare of street animals, has served a legal notice to Bangladesh Forest Department and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board after overhead electrical power lines installed inside Mymensingh’s Santoshpur Reserve Forest injured and killed monkeys in the forest.

April 22, 2022
April 22, 2022

Ending deforestation by 2030: An empty promise?

Bangladesh is amazingly green. Yet, historically, our natural forests have always been limited. In 2000, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics estimated our total forest area to be 2.6 million hectares.

January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

Legal notice seeks livewire removal to protect monkeys

People for Animal Welfare (PAW), an organisation dedicated to welfare of street animals, has served a legal notice to Bangladesh Forest Department and Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board after overhead electrical power lines installed inside Mymensingh’s Santoshpur Reserve Forest injured and killed monkeys in the forest.

November 16, 2019
November 16, 2019

Cyclone Bulbul: 4,589 trees damaged in Sundarbans

At least 4,589 trees were damaged under the influence of Cyclone Bulbul in Sundarbans, according to a report prepared by Bangladesh Forest Department.

November 5, 2019
November 5, 2019

60 ‘deer poachers’ held in Sundarbans

Forest Department officials detain 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range.

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2019

Gecko dressed as rare flying gecko!

At first sight, it will deceive any human eyes! A flying gecko with pink and black strip on its entire body. The unique appearance of the reptile astonished a team of law enforcers.

March 21, 2019
March 21, 2019

Forest land lost to govt agencies

The government is supposed to increase forest land to 20 percent of the country's total landmass by 2030, but the reality is, it is losing land every year to different government agencies who demand land for their establishments and development projects.

July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016

Indian team due Aug 3 to take back washed away elephant

India decides to send a rescue team to Bangladesh on August 3 to take back the stranded elephant that came floating along with the currents of the Brahmaputra River.

June 10, 2016
June 10, 2016

18 hilly mynas rescued from Tongi

Forest officials rescue 18 hilly mynas from Tongi, at the outskirts of Dhaka.

May 2, 2016
May 2, 2016

11 sued over Apr 27 Sundarbans fire

Bangladesh Forest Department files a case against 11 suspects in connection with the fire that broke out in Tultala area of the Sundarbans under Chandpai Range in Sharankhola upazila on April 27.

June 27, 2015
June 27, 2015

28 hilly mynas seized, 1 held

Twenty eight hilly mynas seized and a man detained on charge of supplying birds in Tongi Bazar area, on the outskirts of Dhaka.