The report concluded that while countries have taken action to protect their forests, those efforts must be accelerated to achieve ambitious global goals.
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…
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.
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.
১০ নভেম্বর ইউরোপ ব্যাপী বিশ্ব সুন্দরবন সংহতি দিবস পালনের আহবান
ফ্রান্সের প্যারিসে অধ্যাপক আনু মুহাম্মদের উপস্থিতিতে মোস্তফা ফারুকের সভাপতিত্বে রাকিবুল ইসলামের পরিচালনায় তেল-গ্যাস রক্ষা ইউরোপীয় কমিটির সভায় আগামী ১০ নভেম্বর ইউরোপ ব্যাপী বিশ্ব সুন্দরবন সংহতি দিবস পালনের আহবান জানানো হয় এবং তদানুযায়ী কর্মসূচি গৃহিত হয়।
Forest Deptt starts community patrol to protect Sundarbans
Bagerhat – Bangladesh Forest Department has introduced community patrolling involving locals to protect forest resources and check wildlife poaching in the Sundarbans, the lone natural habitat of Bengal tigers. “The Forest Department has gone for its first-ever community patrolling in…
Sunken tanker pulled ashore, oil spill damages to Sunderbans huge
Officials warned Thursday that oil spill from a crashed tanker is threatening endangered dolphins and other wildlife in the massive Sundarbans mangrove region, branding the leak an ecological “catastrophe”. The tanker carrying an estimated 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil…
Nod to cut down 500 Sal trees of reserved forest
The Cabinet has approved felling of 500 Sal trees, valued for timber, to develop the road from Joydebpur to Mauna, Cabinet Secretary Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has said. “The approval was given to implement the Joydebpur-Mymensingh road development project before time,”…
Indonesia’s fires are a global concern
During the smoky season, or “musim kabut” as it is called in Indonesia, skeletons of leaves fall from the sky and disintegrate like melting snowflakes in children’s hands.