Empowering communities to save tigers in the Sundarbans

  How WildTeam’s volunteer group is revolutionizing community conservation   The Village Tiger Response Team (VTRT), a community volunteer group supported by local conservation organization WildTeam, was honored with the ‘Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2017’ in recognition for its outstanding contributions to Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

  Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.   The snow leopard is a Thursday, May 25th, 2017

A call to action for South Asia

  Experts, policymakers seek cooperation for climate action at IPCC outreach event   Climate change is posing a serious threat to the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region – ranging from upper Himalayan belt to the lower riparian plains and coastal region in South Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Living with the beauty and the terror

  It was almost 6pm. The time when the picture below was taken, was one of the most exciting moments in my life. There was only a stream flowing between those giant beauties and me.   I have never imagined having a look Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

How to deal with weather changes

  Many parts of Bangladesh are experiencing a slow start to the winter season and nowadays the weather changes suddenly from warm and humid, to cool and dry or the other way around.   The sudden changes can make you feel under the Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The blame-game over climate change

  The Industrial Revolution is largely blamed for climate change that is almost self-evident in today’s world.  However, it is revealed that pre-industrial deforestation caused about 9 percent of today's global warming.  Humans started this change long before the Industrial Revolution, Thursday, November 24th, 2016

IUCN World Conservation Congress: My Hawai’i Commitment

  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is an organization of about 1300 members and over 1600 experts who assess the state of the world’s natural resources from over 160 different countries. The members decide the global conservation agenda Thursday, September 29th, 2016

World Wildlife Day: The Call of the Wild

  It must sound plainly ridiculous to imagine a world without wildlife. Or at least our world, as handed down through generations, over epochs spanning history, or our human memory. Every civilisation, by-and-large, or all the ones that forged some lasting Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Comprehensive Disaster Management: The Road to Resilience

Set at the mouth of three great rivers that flow through the low-lying land to pour their waters into the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh is a land of 144,000 square kilometres where more than 160 million people crammed into. Because Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Climate change to hit Bangladesh transport sector hard: UN expert

Climate change will severely affect Bangladesh’s transport sector in the future raising the costs of operation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation, according to a UN transport expert.   Citing a 2014 World Bank study, UNESCAP transport expert Abdul Quium said increased salinity in Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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