deforestation

April 19, 2019
April 19, 2019

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.

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019

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

April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019

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.

March 14, 2019
March 14, 2019

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.

November 24, 2018
November 24, 2018

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.

November 10, 2018
November 10, 2018

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.

May 31, 2016
May 31, 2016

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.

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

Criminals busy making it barren

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

February 24, 2016
February 24, 2016

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.