Biodiversity

Ecological havoc in Dhaka

Dhaka is faced with many direct threats to biodiversity with accelerating economic development, growing population, land grabbing, congested housing, tree felling, and vehicles emitting toxic fumes leading to extreme pollution and poor quality of life.

February 19, 2020
February 19, 2020

No high rises along seashore: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has today said the government will not allow construction of any high-rise structures along the seashore.

March 1, 2018
March 1, 2018

Ecological havoc in Dhaka

Dhaka is faced with many direct threats to biodiversity with accelerating economic development, growing population, land grabbing, congested housing, tree felling, and vehicles emitting toxic fumes leading to extreme pollution and poor quality of life.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Sir David Attenborough: Tributes paid as he turns 90

Tributes have been paid to renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough who has turned 90.

May 8, 2016
May 8, 2016

Tourists asked to fight wildlife trade

Conservationists have launched a global campaign asking the public to help tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.

January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016

Education now global

Twenty engineering students are going to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay this year. They will be enrolled in postgraduate and doctoral programmes. A scholarship programme from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will support their studies while in IIT.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

UK team germinates critically endangered Japanese birch

UK scientists have successfully germinated seeds from the critically endangered Japanese Birch, a species that has just 21 known trees remaining.

September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015

Marine population halved since 1970: Report

Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.

September 4, 2015
September 4, 2015

Nature Quest: For the love of vultures

The torrents had just stopped and sunlight filtered through the bright green canopy above, forming columns of light spiraling down to the moist forest floor.

September 3, 2015
September 3, 2015

Earth's trees number '3 trillion'

There are just over three trillion trees on Earth, according to a new assessment.

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Easy ways to help this World Elephant Day

Animal lovers around the world come together to celebrate elephants and support a future where they’re respected and protected for the fourth annual World Elephant Day this August 12,2015.