The government has formed four teams to assess the damages to the Sundarbans caused by Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal and hit the coastal areas of the country Wednesday.
Writ petition filed against tree cutting at Suhrawardy Udyan
A writ petition was filed at the High Court on Sunday to stop tree cutting at historical Suhrawardy Udyan in the pretext of beautification.
No tree to fell unnecessarily at Suhrawardy Udyan: PD
As the government gives priority to saving trees, no tree will be felled unnecessarily while implementing the mega plan at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan.
Fight to save Dhaka’s ‘oxygen bank’
But the historic park seems to be under threat, having already lost a major portion of its green cover to an ongoing redevelopment project.
Fire breaks out in Sundarbans again
A fire broke out again near Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division on Wednesday, a day after another fire raged through the area on Tuesday .
Sundarbans fire finally under control; probe body formed
The fire, which had raged through Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division for nearly 24 hours since Monday morning, was finally brought under control on Wednesday.
Sundarbans fire proving difficult to put out
A fierce fire broke out at Daser Bharani under Sharankhola Range of the Sundarbans East Forest Division on Monday morning.
Why Experts Saying It’s a ‘Make or Break’ Moment for Forests
The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
Getting to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon by 2030
The Amazon Basin is fast approaching an irreversible tipping point. That should concern everyone because what happens in the Amazon has planetary implications.
Ecuador oil spill: Amazonian indigenous peoples want justice
On April 7 morning, hundreds of Indigenous Kichwa people from the Ecuadorian Amazon marched through the city of Coca to mark one year since the country’s largest oil spill in recent history.
‘Bangladesh to be turned into green Bengal’
Dhaka, Jan 3 – Illegal occupants will be evicted from the forest lands and the forests will be brought back. The country will be turned into green Bengal by planting more and more trees.
World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades: UN
Paris, Sept 16 – The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower pace than before, a UN agency reported Tuesday.
PM launches plantation of 10 mn saplings
Dhaka, July 16: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday inaugurated the distribution and plantation of one crore saplings across the country as a part of the celebration of “Mujib Borsho” (Mujib Year).
PM to inaugurate plantation of 10 mn saplings Thursday
Dhaka, July 15: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the distribution and plantation of one crore saplings across the country Thursday as a part of the celebration of “Mujib Borsho” (Mujib Year).
PM to launch tree plantation campaign July 16
Dhaka, July 12 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the one-crore tree plantation campaign on July 16 as part of the celebrations of ‘Mujib Borsho’ (Mujib Year).
Army Chief inaugurates tree plantation programme
Chief of Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed on Tuesday inaugurated a tree plantation programme, marking the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Shrinking forests need bold action to safeguard their biodiversity
22 May 2020 – Amidst alarming rates of deforestation and land degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, according to a new United Nations report, released on Friday.
To Restore Forests, First Start With a Seed
By Emmanuel Hitimana HUYE, Rwanda, May 20 2020 (IPS) – In 2011, when Rwanda committed to restoring 2 million hectares of land in a global effort to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested areas by 2020 — it…
Locust-like insects eat up green tree leaves in Cox’s Bazar
A mysterious species of voracious insect appeared in Teknaf Upazila here and started eating up green leaves of trees, creating concern among locals.
‘HSBC must step up climate action stakeholder participation’
Oakland, CA – Tomorrow, HSBC will hold its Annual General Meeting. A London-based international bank, HSBC has closed the meeting to shareholders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will neither webcast the meeting nor allow shareholders to participate. Shareholders…
Stay industrial activity: Indigenous peoples across Amazon
225 international organizations announce their solidarity with indigenous demands during the coronavirus pandemic, including an Amazon-wide moratorium on all industrial activity.
Small forest patches act as islands and corridors of biodiversity
by Sahana Ghosh on 19 February 2020 • Identification of smaller forest pockets that still hold high levels of biodiversity is essential for conservation. • Connecting smaller protected forests to larger ones can ensure movement of animals so that there…
BD HC verdict against leasing out forests, reserved or not
Dhaka, Jan 02 – In a verdict, the High Court yesterday observed that any notified forest area, no matter whether it is declared reserved forest or not, could not allocate or lease for any purpose that damages the country’s forest.
Modern market, cold storage for Jessore flower farmers
Benapole (Jessore), Dec 23 – A door of new possibilities is about to open for flower farmers of Gadkhali in Jessore, distinguished as the Flower Capital of the country, where the government is establishing the first flower processing centre and…
Loggers in Brazilian Amazon Kill indigenous forest guardian
Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing Maranhão state, Brazil – Earlier Saturday, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group…
Beijing sets new high for horticultural expos
After six months of dazzling visitors with stunning horticultural displays, Expo 2019 Beijing, the AIPH approved A1 World Horticultural Expo, presented one final spectacular show at its official closing ceremony on Wednesday 9th October 2019.
Indigenous leaders travel to Europe to report violations in Brazil
A delegation will visit twelve countries to warn authorities, companies and European society about violence against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil Brasília, Brazil – A delegation of Indigenous leaders will visit twelve European countries between October 17 and November 20 to…
Drones to monitor Sundarbans against tiger, deer poaching
Khulna, Sept 9 – The Forest Department of Bangladesh 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.
Address key driver of Amazon deforestation: profit-seeking
Amazon Watch statement on the ‘Amazon Pact’ issued today by South American leaders Today Sept 8 – the presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Suriname met in Leticia, Colombia to discuss regional cooperation for the Amazon. They issued…
Seven nations sign forest protection pact after Amazon fires
Seven South American countries have agreed measures to protect the Amazon river basin, amid global concern over massive fires in the world’s largest tropical forest, reports BBC. Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname signed a pact, setting up…