The World’s Largest Mangrove Forest Is Shrinking; Impakter

The Sundarbans — the largest continuous mangrove forest on the planet that spans more than 10,000 sq km along the Bay of Bengal — is shrinking. Thanks to human encroachment and climate change, the forest has been losing almost 16 sq km of vegetation per year since 1991.  Earth.Org’s own analysis based on satellite imagery, shows that in Bangladesh, home to the largest swath of Sundarbans mangroves, the forest has lost 442 sq km of its vegetation in the last 28 years. 71% of the forested coastline is also retreating by as much as 200 metres a year due to coastline erosion.

Source: The World’s Largest Mangrove Forest Is Shrinking – Impakter

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Checking Crimes in Sundarbans: Govt plans to fly drones; Daily Star

The Forest Department has planned to monitor the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco world heritage site, with drones to check crimes like poaching of tiger and deer.

Source: Checking Crimes in Sundarbans: Govt plans to fly drones

Plan underway to monitor Sundarbans with drones; Daily Sun

The Forest Department has  planned  to monitor the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest and a Unesco world heritage site, with drones to check crimes like poaching of tigers and deer. The department also considers erecting net-fence around the forest to prevent the…

Source: Plan underway to monitor Sundarbans with drones

Sundarbans is lungs of Bangladesh; Daily Star

The High Court yesterday observed that the Sundarbans is the lungs of Bangladesh like the Amazon forest is the lungs of the whole world.

Source: Sundarbans is lungs of Bangladesh

World Heritage Site on verge of decline; Partha Chakrabortty; The Daily Star

Time has not been kind to the Rezakhoda Mosque, one of the historic relics from the group of monuments in Bagerhat, declared as World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. Yet, the apathy of the Department of Archaeology is pushing the historic ruins into further state of decay.

Source: World Heritage Site on verge of decline

Bangladesh- Sundarbans escapes relegation to be ‘world heritage in danger’; MenaFN

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s 21-member World Heritage Committee…

Source: Bangladesh- Sundarbans escapes relegation to be ‘world heritage in danger’

China scrubs its own coal projects from ‘world heritage in danger’ decision; Climate Home News

Three coal plants that threaten the Sundarbans tiger habitat were removed from a draft text, while Unesco members declined to list the site as ‘in danger’…

Source: China scrubs its own coal projects from ‘world heritage in danger’ decision

UNESCO labels Sundarbans of Bangladesh ‘World Heritage in Danger’; Victoria Gatenby; Al Jazeera

The World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has declared largest mangrove forest on earth, the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as a ‘World Heritage in Danger’ site.

Source: UNESCO labels Sundarbans of Bangladesh ‘World Heritage in Danger’

Sundarbans heritage site status in danger; Reaz Ahmad; Dhaka Tribune

Govt gives green light to 5 cement factories within forest’s ecologically critical area. Unesco heritage body meets in Baku today to decide fate…

Source: Sundarbans heritage site status in danger

Rampal project anti-constitutional: Sultana Kamal; Daily Sun

The government’s decision to set-up a coal-fired power plant at Rampal goes against the constitution, National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans (NCSS) President Sultana Kamal said on Friday. “Although the constitution says that every decision will be made according to the people’s…

Source: Rampal project anti-constitutional: Sultana Kamal

The 2019 nominees for UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites are out; Miren Gonzalez; The Independent

The 2019 nominees for UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites are out

Source: The 2019 nominees for UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites are out

TIB concerned as Sundarbans set to be declared ‘World Heritage in Danger’; Dhaka Tribune

TIB calls for a halt to Rampal power, similar projects in the area…

Source: TIB concerned as Sundarbans set to be declared ‘World Heritage in Danger’

Sundarbans on List of ‘Natural Sites in Danger’; NewsGram

Sundarbans on list of ‘natural sites in danger’ as Bangladesh has continued implementing a coal-fired power plant project near forest.

Source: Sundarbans on List of ‘Natural Sites in Danger’ | NewsGram

Unesco labels Sundarbans ‘World Heritage in Danger’; Daily Star

The World Heritage Centre of Unesco has declared largest mangrove forest on earth, the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, as a “World Heritage in Danger” site.

Source: Unesco labels Sundarbans ‘World Heritage in Danger’

Four poachers shot dead in Bangladesh mangrove gunfight; AFP

Four people accused of poaching threatened Bengal tigers were shot dead by Bangladesh police on Wednesday during a gunfight in a mangrove forest, officials said. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) police challenged armed men on a boat in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, spokesman Mizanur…

Source: Four poachers shot dead in Bangladesh mangrove gunfight

The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove; Panchali Dey; Times of India

The Mosque City of Bagerhat, situated in the suburbs of Bagerhat city, is in the southwest of Dhaka. What is remarkable about this historic city is that it was once a lost city, and was discovered after many centuries. Boasting of more than 50 monuments, all following the Indo-Islamic architecture, this region was beyond the sight of men for quite some time.

Source: The Mosque City of Bagerhat in Bangladesh is a treasure trove

10 Top Historical Heritage Sites of Bangladesh; Emon Miah; DesiBlitz

The historical heritage of Bangladesh is enriched with archeology and monuments. DESblitz presents 10 historical heritage sites of the country.

Source: 10 Top Historical Heritage Sites of Bangladesh

Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest; Susannah Savage; National Geographic

Get off the beaten path in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans.

Source: Explore the world’s largest mangrove forest

12 Best Things To Do In Bangladesh; Ketki Hanamshet; TripHobo

Wish to visit an unexplored country in Asia? Take a look at the top things to do in Bangladesh – the country with developing tourism.

Source: 12 Best Things To Do In Bangladesh

Bangladesh makes Lonely Planet Best Value Top 10; Dhaka Tribune

The report points out that Bangladesh’s Unesco World Heritage sites are waiting to be discovered…

Source: Bangladesh makes Lonely Planet Best Value Top 10