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  • Cox's Bazar forest in danger

    Cox’s Bazar forests in grave danger

    The critical biodiversity areas in Cox’s Bazar -- Teknaf Wildlife Sanctuary, Himchhari National Park and Inani National Park -- face a grave risk of peril due to high level of human interventions following the Rohingya influx, according to two recent studies.

  • Areas around Cox's Bazar already under threat

    Hands off protected forestland

    It is difficult to imagine a recent move by the public administration ministry to get allocation of 700 acres of protected forestland in

  • Owner held for burning trees in brick kiln

    Law enforcers arrested a brickfield owner on Wednesday for baking bricks allegedly using forest trees at his kiln in Muktagachha upazila of the district.

  • Forests are no one's property to destroy at will

    Worrying developments have been reported in the remote forests of Bhola's Manpura Island where trees are being cut down indiscriminately to fuel brick kilns or for other purposes.

  • Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon reaches decade high

    The destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest reached its highest level in a decade this year, government data shows, driven by illegal logging and the encroachment of agriculture on the jungle.

  • Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary: Plan to build road without clearance

    The Roads and Highways Department is razing parts of Hazarikhil Wildlife Sanctuary in Chattogram to build a 12km road without assessing its environmental impact or obtaining permission from the environment ministry.

  • Video catches baby elephant rescue in Sri Lanka

    A young elephant is rescued from an uncovered drain in Sri Lanka's southern port of Hambantota. The calf appears to have fallen into a drain on the main road leading to the port.

  • Criminals busy making it barren

    A few gangs are plundering trees from the reserve forest at Gangamati near Kuakata of Patuakhali.

  • Bringing the forests back to life

    Economic growth has meant many countries of this region have substantial capacity to direct public expenditures for forest restoration should it be made a national priority.