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.

Abandoned Japanese boy 'forgives father'

The father of a seven-year-old Japanese boy who was found alive after six nights alone in a dense forest says his son has forgiven him.

No industry on farmland, forest: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government will not allow anyone to set up industries indiscriminately destroying farmlands and forests.

Nature Quest: Neelbanolata: eye-catching blue flower

I went to Madhupur in Tangail to see a garden of medical plants. The garden is located at Telki Bazar in the upazila. A road through the forest leads to this

Social media goes green for Sundarbans

As the country gears up for a four-day-long long march from Dhaka to Khulna in protest of the Rampal power plant, netizens are advocating on social media by changing their profile picture to show their support for the cause.

Leopard beaten to death in Sherpur after injuring one

Villagers beat a leopard to death after it attacked the mayor of Sribordi municipality at Shait Kakra village in Sribordi upazila of Sherpur.

Nature Quest: The beauty of wild Ranggan

I have been to Aronnok quite a few times. It's a farmhouse close to the Ordinance Factory in Gazipur. This is one of the best farmhouses that I have seen in Bangladesh. This is neither a large garden nor a house -- it can rather be termed “a patch of dense forest.”

Events that shaped the year: Regional haze one of the worst in history

The transboundary haze crisis of 2015, which affected millions across Southeast Asia, will go down as one of the worst in recent history - surpassing the 1997 and 2013 crises.

Plan your day trip adventure

A routine day in the life of a Dhakaiite. As wonderful as this city of millions is, it can often become taxing to go on day upon day without any break. The tedium of the hectic city life can be relieved with a little time out from our busy metropolis. Coming weekend, instead of heading off for another expensive dinner to the multitude of restaurants sprouting around Dhaka, why not drive away for a short trip out of the city?

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.

August 24, 2015
August 24, 2015

Exploring Ratargul

Ratargul is the only freshwater swamp forest in the country and affectionately called the "Amazon of Bangladesh".

July 30, 2015
July 30, 2015

Alarm over Cambodia ‘timber grab’

Ancient, highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia, according to a new report.

July 23, 2015
July 23, 2015

Myanmar jails 153 Chinese illegal loggers for life

A court in northern Myanmar sentences 153 Chinese nationals to life in prison for illegal logging.