Three madrasa girls missing | The Daily Star

Three residential students of a madrasa in Jamalpur’s Islampur upazila have remained missing for the last two days. The victims are Mim Akter, 9, Surya Bhanu, 10, and Monira Khatun, 11, all second graders of Darul Taqwa Mahila Qawmi Madrasa. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Police suspended all activities […]

Good news for gibbons | The Daily Star

Good news for gibbons | The Daily Star

Canopy corridors set up in Lawachhara to facilitate their free movement Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:00 AM Gibbons are one of the most critically endangered primates in Bangladesh. Though once a prominent species, their numbers have dwindled due to continued loss of habitat and hunting. To preserve their habitat in Bangladesh, five canopy bridges have […]

G is for Goshawk | The Daily Star

Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:00 AM Crested Goshawk, Satchori, Bangladesh. Photo: Ihtisham kabir “> Crested Goshawk, Satchori, Bangladesh. Photo: Ihtisham kabir I read a book about goshawks long before I saw one. A Northern Goshawk is the star of H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald. It is the riveting true story of the author […]

Dolphins in danger | The Daily Star

French naval officer, explorer and conservationist Jacques-Yves Cousteau was not wrong when he said, “The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.” As such it feels especially unfortunate that in this piece, we are having to wonder just the opposite. […]

Ocean, future’s nutrition hub | The Daily Star

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Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:00 AM A researcher working on a variety of seaweeds at a laboratory in Cox’s Bazar’s Nuniachhara area. Photo: Hridoye Mati O Manush “> A researcher working on a variety of seaweeds at a laboratory in Cox’s Bazar’s Nuniachhara area. Photo: Hridoye Mati O Manush Food is related with hunger. For […]

Erosion now causing headaches | The Daily Star

9 fish species on verge of extinction

Flood, river erosion worsen in 6 districts Star Report Sun Sep 5, 2021 12:00 AM Concerned locals gather near the Silimpur-Karatia embankment, popularly known as Tangail town protection embankment, as erosion of the Pungli river caused multiple cracks in it. They requested the authorities to take necessary measures immediately to reduce damage. The photo was […]

Poachers on the prowl | The Daily Star

It’s time the forest department and law enforcement agencies work together to protect the endangered Asian elephants. Abu Naser Md Neyaz Yeasin, immediate past DFO of Chattogram Amid such circumstances, several smuggling syndicates are allegedly hunting the endangered mammals in Chattogram region and the hill tracts, according to law enforcement agencies. For all latest news, […]

An unplanned bridge! | The Daily Star

9 fish species on verge of extinction

LGED constructed the bridge spending over Tk 4 crore Our Correspondent, Bandarban Wed Sep 1, 2021 12:00 AM This bridge over Paindu Canal in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila lies without any approach roads connected to it Photo: Star “> This bridge over Paindu Canal in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila lies without any approach roads connected to it […]

‘A continuation of oppression’ | The Daily Star

The responsibility of the forest department is to conserve nature, but we find no sign of this among its officials. We have to let indigenous people live in nature and conserve the environment. The forest is in their thoughts and culture. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. Nine rights organisations […]

Owl | The Daily Star

Sat Aug 28, 2021 12:00 AM Brown Hawk-owl, Hail Haor, Bangladesh. Photo: Ihtisham kabir “> Brown Hawk-owl, Hail Haor, Bangladesh. Photo: Ihtisham kabir The first bird that many remember from childhood might be an owl. In my case, there was a massive Krishnachura tree just behind our house. A family of owls lived in a […]