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  • Coast guard rescues 18 abducted fishermen

    Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) claims they rescued 18 fishermen who were kidnapped by pirates in the Sundarbans.

  • Sundarbans

    Sundarbans: Cancel all industrial units

    National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports has reiterated its demand for cancelling all kinds of industrial

  • Govt silent on protecting the Sundarbans: Sultana Kamal

    The government is silent on protecting the Sundarbans as it did not respond to the study reports submitted by the National Committee to Protect the Sundarbans, rights activist Sultana Kamal says.

  • World Largest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans

    Vessels sinking: Sundarbans ecology braces for disaster

    The repeated incidents of vessels capsizing while carrying coal and different chemicals in the Sundarbans water routes have put the flora and fauna of the world's largest mangrove forest at stake.

  • 190 establishments within 10kms of Sundarbans

    190 establishments within 10kms of Sundarbans: Report

    A total of 190 industries and factories have been set up within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans, says a report of the Department of Environment (DoE).

  • Sundarbans - World Largest Mangrove Forest

    A Serene Beauty

    To get to Sundarban Reserve Forest, one usually starts early in the morning from Khulna's Rupsha river by boat. As the day wears on,

  • Tiger census

    Tiger census begins today

    A survey in the Sundarbans begins today to know the number of tigers.

  • Sundarbans: A safe haven for poachers

    The report by a news agency that the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is turning into a 'sanctuary for poachers' is indeed terrifying. The forest is supposed to be a sanctuary for its vast flora and fauna.

  • Sundarbans’ forest staff getting risk allowance

    Finally, the forest department employees who safeguard the world's largest mangrove forest, Sundarbans, have been brought under risk allowance. The financial benefit will be equivalent of the 30 percent of their basic salaries.

  • Sundarbans being deforested

    Sundarbans, already at the heart of a raging controversy over the building of power plants is now being systematically deforested.

  • Don't allow factory near Sundarbans

    The High Court yesterday directed the government not to approve any factory within 10 kilometres of the Sundarbans.

  • No industry in 10km of Sundarbans: HC

    The High Court directs the government not to approve any industry within 10 kilometres in the Sundarbans area. The court also ordered the government to submit a list of the industries and factories set up within the 10 kilometres in the area to this court within ten months.

  • TIB Chairperson Sultana Kamal expresses her grave concern over absence of good governance.

    Unplanned dev threatening Sundarbans localities

    Rights activist Sultana Kamal yesterday alleged that lives of people, who live in and around the Sundarbans, are being jeopardised due

  • 2 ‘bandits’ held after Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

    Two suspected bandits are arrested following a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Chandpai range of the Sundarbans.

  • A new threat to the Sundarbans

    In yet another blow to the Sundarbans, the government has decided to approve all industrial structures currently operating in the Ecologically Critical Area (ECA) of the mangrove forest, essentially legalising more than 150 illegal structures.

  • Fresh blow to Sundarbans

    The government has decided to approve all industries currently operating in the ecologically critical area (ECA) of the Sundarbans.

  • Big cats in big trouble

    Experts have expressed concern over the depleting Bengal tiger population in the Sundarbans as the number of tiger attacks in and around the mangrove forest has gone down significantly in recent years.

  • Freedom fighter Maj Ziauddin no more

    Freedom fighter Maj Ziauddin Ahmed who spearheaded battles against Pakistan occupation army in the Sundarbans during the Liberation War of 1971 passes away at the age of 67.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Govt to comply with Unesco conditions

    The government would fulfil the conditions set by Unesco for implementing the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans, two ministers told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • 'Unesco withdraws objection to Rampal power plant'

    The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its earlier objection to the construction of Rampal power plant project at its current location near the Sundarbans, says a foreign ministry press release.

  • Anti-Rampal activists urge govt to backtrack

    Environmental activists once again urge the government to backtrack from its plan to implement the Rampal power plant project or else the world’s largest mangrove forest the Sundarbans will be in danger.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Myths debunked

    The critics of Rampal include environmentalists, scientists and experts. Yet, the defence for the power plant has remained the same. But, under scrutiny, how do these claims, meant to relieve us of our fears about the potential risks of the power plant, hold?

  • Killing fish stocks in Sundarbans

    Fisherfolk in the Sundarbans wilfully ignore the government ban on the use of fine-mesh current nets which is fast depleting various species of fish in the area.

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Sundarbans risks being World Heritage in Danger

    Despite the government's assurance that the Rampal power plant would not harm the Sundarbans, the Unesco stays firm in its stance against the project and has again requested the government to cancel and relocate it to a more suitable place.

  • Must not be the legacy we leave behind

    Must not be the legacy we leave behind

    That the Sundarbans, the unique world heritage site and a lifesaver for the coastal people, is in grave danger, with or without the planned Rampal coal-based power plant is not in dispute.

  • Won’t suspend Rampal project: Nasrul

    The construction work of Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite Unesco's advice, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says.

  • Sundarbans Tiger

    Census data for tiger conservation

    The Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest with its rich and unique biodiversity is divided between Bangladesh and India.

  • 11 Sundarbans robbers surrender to home minister

    Eleven members of two Sundarbans-based robber gangs surrender and hand over 25 firearms to Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan at Mongla port in Khulna.

  • Rampal coal-fired power plant

    Rampal plant yet to get environmental clearance

    The proposed coal-based Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans is yet to get environmental clearance from the Department

  • Sundarbans robbers’ surrender stayed on bad weather

    Rapid Action Battalion postpones a programme at Mongla upazila of Bagerhat where a gang of robbers were scheduled to formally surrender in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.