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.
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.
Sundarbans poacher held with tiger hide in Bagerhat
A Royal Bengal Tiger hide was seized from Sharonkhola of Bagerhat District Tuesday afternoon.
Sundarbans open to visitors again after 7 months for corona
Dhaka, Nov 03 – The Sundarbans, a Unesco World Heritage Site, reopened its door to tourists on Sunday after a seven-month closure because of the ongoing pandemic. On the first day of reopening, 700-800 visitors entered the world’s largest mangrove…
Sundarbans set to reopen to tourists after 7 months
After seven months of closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Forest Department is expected to reopen the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco World Heritage Site, soon to tourists.
3 detained for fishing with insecticide inside Sundarbans
The Forest Department detained three people from the Sundarbans early Monday for fishing with insecticide in the mangrove forest’s Dacope upazila part under Khulna.
Sundarbans tourism businesses look for reopening
Hit hard by coronavirus fallouts, tourism-based businesses in the Sundarbans are eagerly waiting for reopening of tourism in the world’s largest mangrove forest for their survival as they suffered huge losses over the past five months.
Amphan damages Sundarbans infrastructure, tree worth Tk 16mn
Cyclone Amphan that battered the country’s coastal districts on Wednesday damaged infrastructures and trees worth Tk 1.67 crore in the Sundarbans’ eastern part. The forest department sources said Ampan did not cause any damage to the natural forest resources including the…
Tortoise lays 21 eggs in Sundarban’s Karamjal
A rare species of tortoise known as ‘Batagur Baska’ laid 21 eggs at Tortoise Breeding Centre at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre of the Sundarbans under Khulna district. Md Azad Kabir, in-charge of the breeding centre, said Batagur Baska laid 21…
Tourist gatherings banned in Sundarbans
The government has banned tourist gatherings in the Sundarbans amid growing concern over global coronavirus outbreak.
Rare river turtle ‘Batagur Baska’ lays eggs in Sundarbans’
For the fourth time, near-extinct river turtle ‘Batagur Baska’ laid 35 eggs at a wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans on Tuesday.
Indian among two ‘forest robbers’ held in Sundarbans
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard on Monday rescued three kidnapped fishermen and arrested two suspected robbers, including an Indian national, along with arms and bullets from a canal under Satkhira range in the Sundarbans.
3 ‘pirates’ arrested in Sundarbans
Three suspected members of a notorious pirate gang were arrested from the Sundarbans by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on early Monday.
Sundarbans bears the brunt of cyclone Bulbul
The cyclone Bulbul that wreaked havoc in the country’s coastal districts in the early hours of Sunday damaged 4,589 trees, including Sundari, in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco world heritage site.
55 visitors detained for illegal entry in Sundarbans
Forest Department officials detained 55 visitors from four trawlers for trespassing in the Sundarbans on Wednesday morning.
Cyclone moves towards Sundarbans, signal-4 for sea ports
The cyclone Bulbul has intensified into a ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal and is moving towards the Bangladeshi coast with a wind speed of up to 115 kilometres per hour.
60 alleged deer poachers held in the Sundarbans
Dhaka – Forest Department officials detained 60 suspected deer poachers while entering the Sundarbans with hunting equipment in three trawlers in Joymoni area of Chandpai Range early Tuesday. Tipped off that a group of deer poachers were entering the Sundarbans…
Sundarbans Dolphins being surveyed
The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, is home to two freshwater dolphin species – the endangered Ganges River Dolphin and Irrawaddy Dolphin.
Climate Change Victims save endangered Sundarbans Dolphins
By Rafiqul Islam Khulna, Bangladesh, Oct 23 2019 (IPS) – Israfil Boyati lives along the shoreline of the Bay of Bengal. In the past, he used to catch fish in the canals and rivers of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangrove forest —…
Livelihood grants help fishers conserve Sundarbans dolphins
KHULNA – Rina Begum, mother of two, once used to catch shrimp fry in the rivers of the Sundarbans, the world largest mangrove forest and habitat to many endangered species, including Bengal tigers and freshwater dolphins. “Fishing was our everyday…
Four alleged forest robbers killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight
Four suspected forest robbers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Sundarbans under Koyra upazila early Tuesday.
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.
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…
Sundarbans fishing ban sans other income hurts fishermen
Dhaka, Aug 25 – Hardship has befallen the people dependent on the Sundarbans for their livelihood ever since a ban on fishing in the mangrove forest was imposed about two months ago.
Place Sundarbans on ‘World Heritage in danger’ list: IUCN
Dhaka, June 15 – International Union for Conservation of Nature( IUCN), the official advisor on natural World Heritage, recommends for three natural sites, including the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, to be listed as “World Heritage in danger.” The other two sites…
Bangladesh Sundarbans has Tk 19-billon carbon reserve: Survey
Khulna, June 7 (UNB) – There is a reserve of 5.6 crore tonnes of carbon in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans, says a survey of the Forest Department. This carbon worth Tk 18,816 crore could be extracted without causing…
Authorities plan 3-month ban on tourism in Sundarbans
The Forest Department has taken a move to impose a ban on tourism in the Sundabans from June to August considering the three months as a breeding period of wild animals.
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