There is no time left to debate whether saving our planet is too expensive, or to keep promoting socioeconomic models that are clearly not working.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has today said the government will not allow construction of any high-rise structures along the seashore.
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.
Tributes have been paid to renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough who has turned 90.
Conservationists have launched a global campaign asking the public to help tackle the illegal trade in wildlife.
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.
UK scientists have successfully germinated seeds from the critically endangered Japanese Birch, a species that has just 21 known trees remaining.
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.