Deforestation in Bangladesh

World Environment Day 2024 / Forests in Bangladesh are disappearing when we need them most

The rate of deforestation in Bangladesh is almost double the global average due to land use change and human activities.

Sundarbans must be left alone to recover

Alarming rise of resort business surrounding it should be checked

Forests must not fall victim to business

Safeguarding nature should be our priority

Trees are Dhaka’s saviours

Things seem dire as people brace for the imminent fight against heat waves and air pollution.

We need a fresh drive to protect environment

Government must push through vital measures for results

Stop relentless attacks on our forests

Illegal encroachers are devouring Bangladesh's precious natural resources

Why this constant onslaught on nature?

Razing of hills in Bandarban and elsewhere must stop

Yet another reserved forest in peril

In ensuring amenities, the authorities must not destroy nature

July 20, 2023
July 20, 2023

With every forest razed, a little bit of Bangladesh dies too

Worrying reports about natural degradation question the government’s sincerity

June 16, 2023
June 16, 2023

Tree for tree, but at what cost?

High Court ruling on planting new trees shouldn’t be taken as a licence to cut trees at will

June 8, 2023
June 8, 2023

Why are we so intent on killing forests?

Chattogram district administration must answer for felling 5,000 trees

April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023

Can a state institution just gobble up land?

BADC must stop filling the water retention area in Gabtoli

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

A canal here, a bird refuge there...

One by one, we’re losing precious natural resources to greed and apathy

January 30, 2023
January 30, 2023

Forests are vanishing acre by acre

Why are the authorities so negligent in protecting forests?

January 26, 2023
January 26, 2023

The ‘War on Trees’ is winning

Unlike the “War on Terror,” a script written and executed by US President George W Bush, the “War on Trees” has been far more successful.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Brick kiln for hills? Not really a choice

Authorities must step up efforts to protect hills from being ravaged

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

Conservation science has moved on. We, too, must adapt and change.

The threats resulting from climate warming and loss of nature are no longer theoretical, but a brutal reality.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

Stop institutional grabbing of forests

Why are government agencies taking over protected forestland?

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