Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public; Daily Star

Countries are supposed to make a ‘tentative list’ of sites eligible to be a Unesco World Heritage Site every year, but Bangladesh has not done so in 20 years.

Source: Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public

Sixty Dome Mosque in Bagerhat, Bangladesh; Ming Mei; Xinhua

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Why saving the Sundarbans is so urgent; Mohammed Norul Alam Raju & Faima Rahman; Daily Star

The severe cyclonic storm Bulbul originated from the Bay of Bengal advancing with a speed of 140 kph and started dwindling when the mouth of the storm crossed the Sundarbans and hit the mangrove…

Source: Why saving the Sundarbans is so urgent

Sundarbans: The ever-thriving ecosystem; Raquel R Bacay; Khmer Times

The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest area which covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kms in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.

Source: Sundarbans: The ever-thriving ecosystem – Khmer Times

Unesco heritage mosque in Bagerhat, a thing of sheer beauty; Raquel Bacay; Khmer Times

Shait Gambuj Mosque, was built by Ulugh Khan Jahan in the 15th century.

Source: Unesco heritage mosque in Bagerhat, a thing of sheer beauty – Khmer Times

Sundarbans, the undiscovered jewel of Bangladesh; Kim Bo-Gyung; Korea Herald

Source: [Diplomatic circuit] [From the Scene] Sundarbans, the undiscovered jewel of Bangladesh

Mangroves save lives, can we save them?; Salome Balderrama; Medium.com

Five reasons the bulwarks of our coasts are under threat…

Source: Mangroves save lives, can we save them?

The best places to travel in Bangladesh: Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangladesh; Break.com

Considered to be the most affordable country to travel in South Asia, Bangladesh is becoming an increasingly attractive destination for travelers around the world.

Source: The best places to travel in Bangladesh: Top 8 tourist attractions in Bangladesh

UNESCO won’t find anything negative to report about Sundarbans: Bangladesh official; BD News 24

A UNESCO team is coming in December to the Sundarbans to assess the World Heritage Site and a government official believes they will not have anything negative to report.

Source: UNESCO won’t find anything negative to report about Sundarbans: Bangladesh official

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

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