Nature Quest / Feathers of Ash

A Pacific reef heron spotted roaming the Saint Martin’s Island. These birds, while found throughout southern Asia and Oceania, are rarely sighted in Bangladesh as they are migratory

1w ago

Satellite tag put on saltwater crocodile in Sundarbans for the first time

Forest department officials for the first-time attached a satellite tag on a saltwater crocodile and released it in the Bhadra river near Bhadra Patrol Post of the Sundarbans west division yesterday

2w ago

S Alam sugar mill fire: Dolphin sanctuary in Karnaphuli under threat

A huge amount of polluted water has spilled into Karnaphuli and is spreading fast across the river, threatening the endangered dolphin sanctuary and hundreds of fish species.

2w ago

Nature Quest: A 'tail' of wonder

A green-billed malkoha perched contently among the stems and twigs of a tree in Habiganj’s Satchari National Park

2w ago

334 wildlife species face extinction: Saber Hossain

Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury today said that 334 species of wildlife in Bangladesh are likely to become endangered in the future

3w ago

Petition seeks HC directive to prevent torture of elephants

A petition was filed with the High Court today seeking its directive on the government to prevent the torture of elephants in the name of training, and unnecessary usage of elephants in circuses and various social events and street extortion

Man arrested with endangered Bengal slow loris in Ctg

Members of the Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested an alleged wildlife trader with two endangered Bengal Slow Loris, locally known as "Lajjabati Banor", in Chattogram city’s Akbar Shah area

Nature quest / MONEY IN THE AIR

A couple of oriental dollarbirds perched on a dead tree were recently spotted in Satchari National Park in Habiganj. This species of dollar birds is found mainly in the regions of Asia, Australia, and some islands in Oceania

Sapphire with wings

A male purple sunbird was recently seen flower-hopping in the Baroiyadhala National Park in Chattogram's Sitakunda

Madhupur Sal Forest: Of deforestation and vanishing wildlife

The Madhupur Sal Forest in Tangail, once teeming with diverse wildlife such as peacocks, wild buffalo, and deer, is now facing a devastating impact from deforestation, food shortages, and poaching.

23rd Bird Fair at JU: A daylong celebration of wildlife conservation

Jahangirnagar University (JU) hosted its 23rd annual Bird Fair today, attracting a large crowd and stoking passion for wildlife conservation in Bangladesh

For birds, for environment

A group of about 25-30 young locals placing clay pots on tree branches to shelter birds -- this was what this correspondent saw at the Central Shaheed Minar premises on Thana Road in Lalmonirhat town Saturday noon.

Hungry birds

The Gumai beel of Chattogram, one of the largest paddy fields in the country, sees hundreds of red-breasted parakeets descend from the mountains in search of rice to feed on

Animal rescuer dies while trying to save parrot

An animal rescuer lost his life while trying to save a parrot entangled in electric wires in Dhaka’s Keraniganj area

Vulture rescued in Sitakunda

Sitakunda Upazila Livestock officials yesterday rescued a vulture from Bhater Khill village under the upazila's Muradpur union

The three musketeers

Something caught the attention of three Asian green bee-eaters in Chattogram's Karnaphuli

Pakistan zoo shut down after mystery tiger attack

A zoo in Pakistan has been shut down after a man was mauled to death by tigers in an attack discovered during routine cleaning, officials said today

Tiger carcass recovered in Sundarbans

The Forest Department recovered a tiger's carcass from a river in the Sundarbans around 5:00pm

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