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Protecting the ecosystem

  • Published at 06:01 pm September 9th, 2019
Sundarban
The Sundarbans mangrove forest Dhaka Tribune

Development cannot come at the cost of our natural ecosystem

There is no denying that the Sundarbans remains a crucial part of our national heritage.

However, when it comes to protecting the the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem, to say that we have fallen short of our responsibilities would be a gross understatement.

They continue to fall victim to a host of illegal activities which continue to harm its ecosystem, such as the felling of trees, the catching of banned fish, and the poaching of tigers.

This has gone on for long enough, and with a host of industrial projects -- more than 150 by last count -- which are taking place around the area, it should come as no surprise that this instrumental part of our heritage is slowly being destroyed, and we have no one to blame but ourselves.

However, it is encouraging to see that the authorities are employing modern technologies to ensure that the Sundarbans is being protected to a degree, for example, a recent initiative which would monitor the area via drones, and ensure that criminals are caught and stamped out.

This is indeed a worthy initiative, and while it is good to know that the conservation of nature is indeed on the agenda for the administration, more needs to be done.

It needs to be made a priority, especially for a nation such as ours, which remains so vulnerable to the effects of climate change and is known for its lush greenery and diverse ecosystem.

It must be remembered that development cannot come at the cost of our natural ecosystem and its conservation should be prioritized.

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