How Bangladesh lost $67m in climate funding

​ Bangladesh has lost $67 million dollars in climate adaptation funding because the Bangladeshi and United Nations Development Program officials charged with getting the proposal approved ignored ...

No contingency plan for at least one year

It will take one more year to finalise a national oil spill contingency plan, which began two years ago, to avoid large-scale damages in future. Taken up after experiencing several oil spills, some ...

The Sundarbans shipping conundrum

Shipwrecks in the Sundarbans are increasing, as are the number of ships plying the rivers of the world’s largest mangrove forest. The increased traffic puts the delicate ecosystem at risk ...

Flood situation likely to improve soon

Flood situation in several districts of Bangladesh may improve in the next two or three days, as water level in the major rivers has started receding. According to the Flood Forecasting and War ...

A little effort makes a big difference

Forty-five-year-old Lislang Mro used to visit the only waterfall, located around 700 metres from her house in Pledey village in Bandarban, thrice a day to collect water for family chores. The r ...

Inu urges DCs to fight against militancy

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu has urged the deputy commissioners to fight against militancy as a part of their constitutional duty. “The country is now fighting three types of war. We ...

Indian experts arriving to rescue strayed Assamese elephant

A three-member expert team from India is due to be in Bangladesh on August 3 to rescue and bring back a stray elephant that entered the country from Assam via flood waters through the Rowmari border ...

Flood situation deteriorates further

The current flood situation across the northern, north-eastern and central parts of the country has deteriorated over the last few days, submerging large areas of land in several districts surroundin ...

Back on their own feet

Sweety is an 18-year-old girl who lives with her parents – just like any regular Bangladeshi teenager. But her life is completely different than what a regular Bangladeshi teenager usually exp ...

Stray elephant wanders into Bangladesh

Twenty-four days ago, a stray elephant from Assam entered Bangladesh with flood waters through the Rowmari border. The animal was recently spotted near the Brahmaputra River. “The elephant is ...

Abu Bakar Siddique

Abu Bakar Siddique is the environment reporter of Dhaka Tribune

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