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Catastrophic Bangladesh oil spill endangers rare species

Catastrophic Bangladesh oil spill endangers rare species, including dolphins and tigers

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An oil spill from a crashed tanker is causing what officials are calling an ecological “catastrophe” in the Sundarbans mangrove region of Bangladesh, putting two rare species of dolphin...

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International Tiger Day Draws Attention To Plight Of Majestic Cats
2013-07-29 07:29:54

As tiger populations around the world continue to plummet due to climate shifts, habitat loss and illegal hunting, the world celebrates today, July 29, as International Tiger Day to draw attention to the plight of one of the world’s most majestic creatures.

Mangroves And Swamp Forests Important For Endangered Species
2013-03-01 05:50:19

Facing relentless human encroachment, some endangered primates and large cats will seek sanctuary in the sultry thickets of mangrove and peat swamp forests.

Bengali Forest Could Perish Along With Bengal Tiger Because Of Climate Change
2013-01-11 08:22:52

A new report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) states that human development and global temperature rise is threatening one of the world’s most precious forest systems.

New Protected Areas For Dolphins Declared
2012-02-17 04:17:55

The Government of Bangladesh recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in the world's largest mangrove ecosystem – the Sundarbans, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) whose conservation work helped pinpoint the locations of the protected areas.

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2010-12-10 07:00:00

Endangered Bengal tigers in India are not only shrinking population-wise, but they are also shrinking in size, according to a recent study released Thursday that suggests the big cats are becoming physically smaller.

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2010-10-04 06:15:00

A recent study has found that tigers living in Bangladesh mangrove forests are only about half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia.

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2010-05-11 06:37:29

Tiger poachers in Bangladesh could soon face harsher prison sentences once new amendments to the existing poaching laws take effect, which is primarily aimed at protecting the critically endangered Bengal tiger, an official said on Monday.

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2010-03-29 13:27:57

An official said on Monday that Bangladesh would form patrols in the world's largest mangrove forest in an attempt to stop locals from beating the endangered Bengal tiger to death.

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2010-03-24 13:00:00

India and Bangladesh have argued for nearly 30 years about who controls a tiny rock island in the Bay of Bengal, but rising sea levels have put an end to the dispute.

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2010-02-11 10:10:01

WWF Launches Year of the Tiger Campaign and Releases Top 10 Tiger Trouble Spots Map Showing Crisis Points Around the World, from China to India to Texas.


Latest Sundarbans Reference Libraries

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2007-01-19 14:24:56

The Bengal tiger or Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is a subspecies of tiger found in parts of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. It is the most common tiger subspecies, and lives in a variety of habitats. It lives in grasslands, subtropical and tropical rainforests, scrub forests, wet and dry deciduous forests and mangroves. Its fur is orange-brown with black stripes, although there are also white tigers. It is the national animal of both India and Bangladesh....

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.