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    Turning the tide for devil rays


    Manta rays are graceful, iconic marine animals sought out by scuba divers around the globe. Far less well-recognised are the devil rays, a group of nine species that are closely related to manta rays and are indistinguishable to all except experts. While the...

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    Vulture Rescue Centre in Bangladesh: Rehabilitated Himalayan Griffon vultures released back to the wild


    IUCN Bangladesh with the support of Bangladesh Forest Department established the country’s first ever Vulture Rescue Centre on November 2016. The centre has successfully rescued and rehabilitated eight Himalayan Griffons and released the vultures back to the...

  • Blog: Bangladesh has 268 wild elephants. What does it mean to us?


    On this year’s International Day of Forests (21 March), the Government of Bangladesh has unveiled two new publications on Asian Elephants in the country. These books reveal the latest estimates of Bangladesh’s elephants along with their distribution, routes,...

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