Bangladesh

This page is a list of our latest updates and stories about IUCN's work related to Bangladesh.

Elephant foot prints close to a solar electric fence at Barahatia, Chittagong, Bangladesh
A recent post has highlighted how innovative technologies can help manage human-elephant conflicts in Bangladesh. Introduced lately, solar electric...
Recently, IUCN published a blog on human-elephant conflict (HEC) management through innovative approaches – including erecting solar electric fences in Bangladesh. When this article was...
Five women dressed in bright colors construct a waist-high wall out of mud
In Shyamnagar, Bangladesh, approximately 17,000 hectares of land (nearly the area of Washington D.C.) are being used for shrimp cultivation. 
Most farmers in Shyamnagar cultivate shrimp using toxic fertilisers and pesticides from local shops, damaging the region’s soil, groundwater and local ecosystems. This leads to mangrove degradation,...
Ganges River Dolphin at the confluence of the Bhairab-Atai-Rupsha river system in Khulna, Bangladesh.
North-West Power Generation Company Limited (NWPGCL) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have come together to work with IUCN on an environmental...
The proposed 800MW combined-cycle plant is being financed by the ADB to help Bangladesh achieve its goal of providing power to the remaining 20 percent of its population that currently is without...
Launching of IUCN Red List of Bangladesh 2015
In 2000, IUCN Bangladesh first published the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ Bangladesh. Fifteen years later, the list has been updated...
During the assessment process, 160 assessors in Bangladesh assessed 1,619 species and categorised 390 threatened species: 56 are Critically Endangered (CR), 181 are Endangered (EN), 153 are...
Green Peafowl (Shobuj Moyur) is a former resident of Bangladesh. No sighting of it has been reported since 1930. Conversion of its habitat and hunting were the two main reasons for the decline of its population to zero.
This opinion editorial, published in The Daily Star on 3 March to coincide with World Wildlife Day 2017, is written by Haseeb Md Irfanullah, ...
The IUCN Red List turns 53 this year. Officially known as The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, it is basically a scientific tool that helps to check, if a species - plant or animal, big or small...
Chunati WildlIfe Sanctuary, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
IUCN has recently updated the Red List of Bangladesh by assessing 1619 species from seven animal groups. This article for the first time records the...
The IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM helps us to understand the extinction risk of species at global to national scales. After completing the assessment against a set of criteria, a species is...
Cooperative governance of the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Basins (GBM) region was strengthened through the recent launch of a Civil Society...
The development of the CSO vision represents a milestone for transboundary water governance in the region as it was the first time that CSOs joined forces and took the lead in developing a common...
Elephant Response Team (ERT) is chasing away elephants invading paddy fields, Sherpur, Bangladesh.
Apparently unrelated, there are some similarities between responding to climate change and managing human-elephant conflicts. To make human-elephant...
The earth’s climate has rapidly been changing over the recent decades because of our carbon-based development and destruction of nature. We have three major responses to that change. Responses to...
Bovids in the distance go to drink at a river flows across a flat grassland
Project title: Ecosystem Based Sustainable Management of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Nijhum Dwip Seascape Location: Nijhum Dwip, Noakhali, Bangladesh Project Duration: ...
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On August 29-30, 2017, 85 delegates from India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh gathered in Delhi, India for a South Asia regional...
The two-day consultation facilitated knowledge sharing on FLR between governments, NGOs, the private sector and donors with a focus on identifying gaps in technical and policy support for FLR and...
The proposed site for full-fledged Chilmari River Port, Kurigram by the River Jamuna, 13 March 2017
Chilmari River Port, lying close to the international border with India, represents the riparian legacy of Bangladesh. Recent effort to bring back...
Chilmari sub-district of northern Bangladesh lies on the west bank of the River Jamuna − as the River Brahmaputra is called after crossing the Bangladesh-India border. Only 20 kilometres away from...

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