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 .
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.
‘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.
গাছের ঘনত্ব বাড়ায় সুন্দরবনে মধু ও মোম উৎপাদন বেড়েছে
বিশ্ব ঐতিহ্যের স্থান সুন্দরবনে গাছের ঘনত্ব বেড়েছে। ফলে করোনাকালেও গত বছরের তুলনায় এবার ৪৭৮ কুইন্টাল মধু বেশি উৎপাদন হয়েছে।
গোয়ানাইঘাট রাতারগুলের ওয়াচ টাওয়ারে ওঠায় নিষেধাজ্ঞা
সিলেটের গোয়ানাইঘাট উপজেলার জলারবন রাতারগুলের ওয়াচ টাওয়ারে ওঠায় নিষেধাজ্ঞা জারি করেছে বনবিভাগ। রবিবার নিষেধাজ্ঞা জারি করে সাইনবোর্ড টানানো হয়েছে বলে নিশ্চিত করেছেন বন বিভাগের কর্মকর্তারা।
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.
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.
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…
Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest protection
Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world’s biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation.
Global Day of Action for Amazon Sept 5
September 3, 2019 ipmsdl_admin Categories: Events Amazon Rainforest is burning, and the world will not take it sitting down. This September 5, the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) joins the whole world in calling for immediate…
HC asks DOE for EIA clearance to 3 LPG units near Sundarbans
Dhaka, Aug 27 – Despite the Sundarbans being declared as an Ecologically Critical Area (ECA), the High Court on Tuesday directed Department of Environment to issue environmental clearance certificates to three LPG companies to set up their LPG bottling plants…
Burning forests for rain, and other climate catastrophes
By Miriam Gathigah Nairobi, Aug 9 2019 (IPS) – The villagers living on the foothills of Mount Kenya have a belief: If they burn the forest, the rains will come.
In a world record, Ethiopia has planted over 350mn trees
In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched a historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change.
Money grows on trees–don’t uproot them
By Friday Phiri Pemba, Zambia, Jul 26 2019 (IPS) – Jennifer Handondo, a small scale farmer of Choma district in southern Zambia, plants food crops such as maize mostly for her family’s needs. Because of uncharacteristically high temperatures and low…