Posts Tagged ‘sundarbans’

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

A Call for Help From the Sundarbans

The following is a report on the recent oil spill in the Sundarbans region by Bangladeshi activist & mountaineer Wasfia Nazreen. Raised in Khluna a stone’s throw from the affected area, she has witnessed industrialization affect her homeland in unforeseeable ways. She is a founder of Bangladesh on Seven Summit and is National Geographic’s Read More…

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Which will win? Sundarban or harmful projects?

RECENTLY, Bangladesh hosted a three day international conference on tiger conservation in Dhaka. Delegates from 13 tiger range countries attended the conference that began on September 14. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her inaugural speech, stated that her “government will do everything for conservation of the tigers.” These words Read More…

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Artists, musicians, writers protest government plans for massive coal plant in the Sundarbans

Over the weekend, Bangladeshi artists performed plays, sang songs, and recited poetry all in a bid to protect the Sundarbans—the world’s biggest mangrove forest—from the threat of a massive coal plant. Construction is already under way on the hugely controversial Rampal coal plant, a 1,320 megawatt plant set Read More…

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

NFF & DMF of India issued letter to Indian Govt to stop collaboration in Rampal Project

In solidarity of the on going struggle against NTPC & BPDB’s joint venture- Rampal Coal Power Plant near Sundarbans in Bangladesh, National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) & Dakshinbanga Matsyajibi Forum, (DMF) of India had issued a letter to Prime Minister, Minister of State (independent charge) of Ministry of Power & Read More…

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Bad deals make Bangladesh vulnerable

THE government of Bangladesh seems determined to carry out the big projects and stick to the decisions that were criticised and opposed by a significant number of people from different sections of the society, including independent experts. The government is not only ignoring expert opinion and popular protest against Read More…

Monday, November 25th, 2013

চীন-ভারতের উদাহরণ : দূষিত সুন্দরবন, লাভবান হবে ভারত

বাগেরহাটের রামপালের পর প্রধানমন্ত্রী আরো সাতটি কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্রের উদ্বোধন করেছেন ঢাকায় বসে; ১২ নভেম্বর দশ হাজার মেগাওয়াট বিদ্যুৎ উৎপাদন সক্ষমতা অর্জনের (যদিও ভারত থেকে আমদানি করা ৫০০ মেগাওয়াট ধরে) উত্সবের দিনে। মোদ্দা কথা, বড়পুকুরিয়া কয়লাভিত্তিক বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্রের পর রামপাল এবং তার ধারাবাহিকতায় নতুন কয়েকশ মেগাওয়াটের আরো সাতটির যাত্রা হলো। কয়লার Read More…

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Bangladesh plans massive coal plant in world’s biggest mangrove forest

This is an expanded version of an article that ran on Yale e360 on October 29th, 2013: A Key Mangrove Forest Faces Major Threat from a Coal Plant.

Bengal tiger in the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Photo by: Steve Winter/National Geographic and Panthera.

On October 22nd Bangladeshi and Indian officials Read More…

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