The Sundarbans

November 3, 2020
November 3, 2020

Sundarbans reopens to tourists after 7 months

The Sundarbans, a Unesco World Heritage Site, reopened its door to tourists on Sunday after a seven-month closure because of the ongoing pandemic.

May 27, 2020
May 27, 2020

Amphan aftermath: damages in east Sundarbans worth Tk 1.67 crore

Cyclone Amphan causes damages worth Tk 1.67 crore in the eastern part of Sundarbans, under Bagerhat district, according to the Bangladesh Forest Department.

September 9, 2019
September 9, 2019

Plan underway to monitor Sundarbans with drones

The Forest Department has planned to monitor the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and a Unesco world heritage site, with drones to check crimes like poaching of tigers and deer.

April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018

Forest dept team to visit Sundarbans river where coal ship sank

A team of forest department will visit Harbaria point of Passur river of the Sundarbans where a cargo vessel with 775 tonnes of coal capsized Saturday night.

April 15, 2018
April 15, 2018

Vessel with 775MT coal sinks in Sundarbans

A cargo vessel carrying 775 metric tonnes of coal capsizes in a channel of Pashur river in the Sundarbans.

January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018

3 ‘robbers’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’

Three alleged robbers are killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion in Sharankhola range of the Sundarbans under Bagerhat district.

July 31, 2016
July 31, 2016

HC asks govt to report on organ trade of tigers

The High Court directs the government to submit a report by September 1 on steps taken over allegations that organs of tigers killed in the Sundarbans are being smuggled to India.

February 13, 2016
February 13, 2016

‘Suspend plans for Rampal, Orion power plants in Sundarbans’

National Committee to Protect Sundarbans demands that a UN-led committee, comprising of scientists, be formed to protect the world's largest mangrove forest.

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

Unesco to assess Rampal power plant's impacts on Sundarbans

A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

South Asian rights body calls for halt to Rampal plant

South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR), a regional human rights group, calls for suspension of Rampal plant’s construction in the Sundarbans and urged for an impartial impact assessment.