Savar Tannery: Authorities admit CETP is ineffective


A lack of facilities to treat salt and chromium are among the major problems The Central Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of Savar Tannery Industrial complex has been unable to treat waste according to projections as it has had structural faults from the very beginning, the company operating the plant admitted in a proposed action plan. […]

Thakurgaon farmers enjoy high jute price this season


The newly harvested jute fibre was being sold at rates between Tk2,600-3,000 per maund depending on the varieties and quality of the fibre Jute trade at local haat bazaars of Thakurgaon district is going on in full swing and this season farmers have expressed satisfaction over the high market price of the golden fibre.  On […]

Another dead dolphin found on ​​Kuakata beach


Locals spotted the dolphin’s body on Kuakata beach on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Dhaka Tribune The dolphin death toll reaches 22 this year The body of a seven-foot-long dolphin was found floating on Kuakata beach in Patuakhali on Wednesday. Locals spotted it in the second Jhaoban area, about five kilometres east of the Kuakata Zero […]

NGO officials sued for felling trees


The trees and the instruments used for cutting them down have been seized A case was filed against four people, including two NGO officials, on Sunday in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka for illegally cutting down and selling 132 government trees from beside the road. The accused are SOJAG Director Abdul Matin, 62, Manager Md Masudur […]

Loss of biodiversity, extinctions threaten wildlife at Madhupur National Park


Wild fruits and herbal trees are also rapidly disappearing, posing a serious food shortage for the few monkeys and birds that remain Dhaka Tribune Officials say its size is rapidly dwindling due to years of uncontrolled tree felling and land grabbing by both locals and influential outsiders Madhupur National Park is the oldest and third-largest […]

RU gains vast campus with green canopy

A sculpture in the Rajshahi University campus engulfed by trees from all sides Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune A tree plantation initiative by the university authority has led to a rich biodiversity in the campus The Rajshahi University (RU) campus has gradually become one of the greenest campuses in the country with over 10,000 trees of […]

Green groups send letter to stop construction on forest land in Cox’s Bazar


Birds-eye view of one of the most scenic routes in the world’s longest marine drive Syed Zakir Hossain Government wants to establish ‘Bangabandhu Academy of Public Administration’ in the protected forest area Several notable environmental organizations have written to the authorities concerned demanding the cancellation of the lease of 700 acres of hilly forest land […]

Faridpur flood: Over 2,000 hectares of cropland submerged for nearly 4 weeks


A Flood hit Faridpur between Saturday and Sunday after the water level of Padma river rose due to heavy rains and downpours Dhaka Tribune Most of the aus paddy and vegetable fields have been ruined due to flood, says a UP chairman More than 2,000 hectares of cropland have been submerged underwater in the past […]

Bapa: Stop construction on forest land in Cox’s Bazar


Birds-eye view of one of the most scenic routes in the world’s longest marine drive Syed Zakir Hossain It is illegal to allocate land for construction in environmentally-endangered forests, says the organization The Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) has expressed concern over the government’s decision to construct establishments on 700 acres of the Jhilangja forest near […]

Minister: Propaganda cannot obstruct safari park establishment in Juri


People of Juri support the initiative, says Md Shahab Uddin No propaganda can stop the establishment of a safari park in Juri upazila of Moulvibazar, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Thursday. “A safari park is being constructed at Lathitila in Juri upazila to conserve the forest and wildlife. Although […]