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World Environment Day: UN urges help to end illegal wildlife trade

BBC online There is grave cause for alarm. Elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory, rhinos for their horns, and pangolins for their scales. From sea turtles to tigers to rosewood, thousands of species of wild animals and plants are being driven ever closer to extinction. The businesses and individuals involved are motivated solely by short-term gain at the expense ... Read More »

Officials seize tigers from controversial Thai temple

BBC Online Wildlife authorities in Thailand have begun removing tigers from a Buddhist temple, after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse. Three of the 137 tigers at the temple in Kanchanaburi province were moved on Monday. The 1000-personnel operation will last all week. The monks, who deny all allegations, resisted at first but gave in when presented with a ... Read More »

NGOs slam Japan for investing abroad in carbon-polluting coal

Days before Japan will host a G7 summit, NGOs slammed the Asian nation for financing coal-powered energy in developing countries, even as other countries and investors shun the climate-damaging fossil fuel. Within the G7 bloc, Japan stands out for funnelling more than $22 billion (20 billion euros) into overseas coal plants since 2007, more than the other six countries combined. ... Read More »

Sundarbans fire now under control

Bagerhat Correspondent The fire that erupted in Tultala area of Chandpai range of the Sundarbans in Sarankhola upazila on Wednesday afternoon came finally under control on Saturday noon. Mohammad Manikuzzaman, deputy assistant director of Bagerhat Fire Station, said the fire is now totally under control and the firefighters have already left the area for their stations after taming the blaze. ... Read More »

Entry barred at Sundarbans’ Sarankhola range due to recurring fires

The Forest Department has stopped issuing entry permits to the Sarankhola Range a day after it suspended passes for the Chandpai Range following a series of fires in the Sundarbans blamed on miscreants, reports bdnews24.com People who are already in the forest to catch fish, collect honey and firewood were told on Friday to leave as soon as possible. The ... Read More »

Special alert issued in Sundarbans

businessnews24bd.com The forest department has issued a special alert in the Sundarbans following a fire that broke out in Tulatala area on Wednesday. Issuance of all kinds of pass (permit) for access to Chandpai Range under the Sundarbans east zone has been stopped. Zahir Uddin Ahmed, conservator of forest in Khulna region informed media about the issuance of alert on ... Read More »

BD signs historic Paris climate deal

businessnews24bd.com Bangladesh signed the historic Paris Climate Agreement at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, aiming to take multiple measures to save the world from disastrous consequences of climate change. Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju signed the deal on behalf of Bangladesh. Some 175 countries, including China and the US, signed the deal. The signing day ... Read More »

Over 300,000 trees to turn Dhaka into ‘green city’: Annisul Huq

businessnews24bd.com Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Annisul Huq on Thursday said over 300,000 saplings will be planted in the DNCC area within next three years to turn the city green, reports UNB. “We’ll plant 325,000 plants within next three years. We have already formed a committee, headed by Bishwa Sahitya Kendra chairman Abdullah Abu Sayeed to do so,” ... Read More »

Palau declares state of emergency over drought

Palau became the latest Pacific island nation to declare a state of emergency Wednesday, as the region struggles with an extreme drought that forecasters warn will not ease for months. President Tommy Remengesau said rainfall in the capital Koror over the past four months was the lowest recorded in 65 years and the city’s only dam had dried up. He ... Read More »

Protest against power plant in Sundarbans : Marchers left Jessore for Khulna

Jessore  Correspondent The marchers left Jessore towards Khulna on Saturday morning. They held  rallies at several places on the Jessore –Khulna Highway and asked the government to scrap the destructive thermal power project near the Sundarbans. Earlier, Jessore police did not allow holding scheduled rally of national committee to protect oil, gas and mineral resources in Jessore town on Friday ... Read More »

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