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    Bangladesh: 13 Per Cent Decrease in Forest Cover over Two Decades

    According to the department of forest there were a total of 1.88 million hectares of forest land in 2020, of which 116,328 hectares were...

    Study points to doubled carbon losses from deforestation in tropics in early 2000s

    According to a newly published study in the journal, Nature Sustainability, the acceleration of forest carbon loss highlights the urgent need to halt tropical...

    The new world wonder: a 100 million hectares wall to protect Africa

    The ambition is to restore 100 million hectares of currently degraded land and sequester 250 million tons of carbon by 2030. By Baher Kamal  / ...

    Environmental conflict threatens iconic Auroville

    A midnight action on a contentious development plan rattled the residents of Auroville in December 2021. The community is divided on the master plan...

    Reviving Rajasthan’s desert ecosystem with native trees, seed bank and people

    The Marwar region in western Rajasthan has been prone to desertification, groundwater salinity and soil nutrient loss. Now, a project on a plot of...

    The ‘kidneys of the earth’ are disappearing

    Wetlands, the earth’s most threatened ecosystem, are disappearing three times faster than forests. In just 50 years since 1970, the world has lost 35...

    Bangladesh’s Indigenous Forest Dwellers Fear Losing Ancestral Land as Officials Grapple with Land Grabs

    Many indigenous families were evicted from the Madhupur Forest during the 2007 to 2008 period when a caretaker government was in office. By Rafiqul Islam...

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    World Bank Urges Maldives to Cut Costs, Implement Reforms

    World Bank highlighted the Maldives' current economic and fiscal situation and provided recommendations to alleviate the challenges at present....
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    Time to Reinforce Political Commitment within SAARC: Secretary General Golam Sarwar

    The SAARC Secretary General said that the recent positive gestures from both India and Pakistan with regard to the...

    Floods Continue to Batter Afghanistan

    The rains followed an uncharacteristically late winter and cold wave and have significantly impacted lives and livelihoods – particularly...

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    World Bank Urges Maldives to Cut Costs, Implement Reforms

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    Time to Reinforce Political Commitment within SAARC: Secretary General Golam Sarwar

    The SAARC Secretary General said that the recent positive...