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The Sundarbans

World Bank to plan conservation and development of Sunderbans

World Bank to plan conservation and development of Sunderbans

Published: Sunday, Aug 28, 2011, 11:04 IST Place: Kolkata | Agency: PTI The World Bank has taken up a mega-project, touted to be the first of its kind, for conserving the rich biodiversity and boosting socio-economic development of the Sundarbans area in West Bengal. “This has been done according to the recommendation of the Planning […]

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The Sundarbans

Pollution threatens the Sundarbans

Pollution threatens the Sundarbans

Khalilur Rahman The world’s largest mangrove forest – the Sundarbans – now faces serious threat to its ecosystem following dumping of huge industrial and household wastes into the river Bhairab that flows through it. Burnt oil from all sorts of vessels plying in the Bhairab has further aggravated the situation. Moreover, the government plan to […]

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The Sundarbans

Centre estimates Sunderbans tiger count at 70

Centre estimates Sunderbans tiger count at 70

Krishnendu Mukherjee, TNN, Mar 29, 2011, 03.07am IST The numbers game in Sunderbans is a history now, and so is the myth of 276 number of big cats in Indian part of this mangrove land as per a census report by the state in 2003-04. The tiger census report presented by the Union ministry of […]

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Bangladesh, The Sundarbans

Drive to get Sundarbans on to seven wonders list

Drive to get Sundarbans on to seven wonders list

By Mizan Rahman, Dhaka Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday formally kicked off Bangladesh’s campaign to nominate the Sundarbans as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sheikh Hasina said her government plans to build up echo tourism centering around the world’s biggest mangroves. This will contribute to the Bangladesh economy by creating job […]

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