Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon falls to lowest since 2018

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon dropped by 22.3% in the 12 months through July, government data showed on Thursday, as President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made good on a pledge to rein in the destruction that happened under his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro

Eminent citizens urge govt to not build safari park in Lathitila reserve forest

Eminent citizens wrote to the government yesterday demanding the cancellation of building a safari park in the Lathitila protected reserve forest

Haringhata forest in peril

The Haringhata reserve forest in Barguna’s Patharghata upazila is facing a deforestation threat as locals are sneaking into the forest to cut down kewra trees illegally

Trains to have 20kmph speed limit inside Lawachara

In the letter sent to the director general of Bangladesh Railway, the railway ministry asked for necessary measures to be taken to keep the speed limit of all trains running on this route below 20kmph to prevent the death of wildlife on the railway line on Lawachahra National Park and to ensure they can cross easily

Amazon hydropower: Brazil's 'people of the river' pay the price

The waters of the Xingu River below the Belo Monte hydropower dam, in Brazil's Amazon, used to flood the river's forested islands during the rainy season, allowing fish to glide among the trees and gorge on fallen fruit.

No safari park in Lathitila: Speakers say at Bapa roundtable

Speakers at a roundtable discussion in Sylhet today urged the government to step back from constructing a safari park at Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar district.

SC upholds stay on land allotment for Cox’s Bazar civil service academy

The Supreme Court today upheld till further directive a High Court order that stayed the government decision to allocate 700 acres of land at Jhilonja forest in Cox’s Bazar to build a civil service academy.

3 decimal area of Sundarbans burnt in fire; probe body formed

About three decimals of forest area was burnt in a fire that broke out in the patrol area under Dhansagar Station of Forest Department’s Chandpai Range in East Sundarbans Division.

1,60,566 individuals, organisations grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land

A total of 1,60,566 individuals and organisations have grabbed 2.57 lakh acres of forest land across the country.

Cumilla MP threatens DoE official for action against hill-cutting

AKM Bahauddin Bahar, lawmaker of Cumilla-6 constituency, threatened an official of Department of Environment (DoE) with dire consequences after she inspected a hill-cutting project by Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and prepared a damage assessment report.

‘Protect Sangu-Matamuhuri sanctuary, reserve forest’

Parbatya Chattogram Forest and Land Rights Protection Movement has called upon authorities concerned to take measures to protect the Sangu-Matamuhuri Sanctuary and the Reserve Natural Forest and take action against those destroying the forest.

Fishing at Sundarbans banned from July 1

The forest department has decided to ban the netting of fishes from all rivers and canals in the Sundarbans for the next two months, starting July 1.

Of bushfires, Bangladesh and climate change

Every Bangladeshi living overseas is used to having their motherland associated with natural disasters, namely floods and cyclones. This can feel humiliating at times. It is the expatriates’ burden to perpetually challenge the sometimes negative, international image of Bangladesh.

Don’t allot lands for any purpose that damages forest: HC

The High Court observes that any notified forest area, no matter whether it is declared reserved forest or not, cannot be allocated or leased for any purpose that damages the country’s forest.

Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires, but will decide how it's used

Brazil says it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents.

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fueled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say.

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro admits farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but tells foreign powers not to interfere.

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