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  • Of cyclones and the tigers of Sundarbans

    Of cyclones and the tigers of Sundarbans

    Natural disasters always result in more human-tiger conflicts in this region.

    June 13, 2021
  • Focus on Sundarbans~II

    Focus on Sundarbans~II

    Apart from nature’s fury,  the land degrading anthropogenic activity is one of the prime factors for destruction of mangroves. In the forest-society interface, unplanned overexploitation of natural resources is very common. In case of Sundarbans also, as a result of continuously increasing population pressure almost half of the mangrove forests have been cut to supply fuel wood, while land has been reclaimed for settlement, aquaculture  and various other purposes.

    June 12, 2021
  • Focus on Sundarbans~I

    Focus on Sundarbans~I

    The Sundarbans comprises an ecosystem that forms the frontal area of the Gangetic belt. For all the scenic beauty that the region presents with its unique mangrove forests; for all the biodiversity that it houses; for all the attraction that it has earned as the home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, the region’s primary claim to fame is that it is the most powerful bulwark against natural cataclysms.

    June 11, 2021
  • Sundarbans needs immediate help

    Sundarbans needs immediate help

    According to the State Forest Department estimates, around 40 per cent of the mangroves were ravaged.

    July 4, 2020
  • Sunderbans now open to tourists

    Sunderbans now open to tourists

    Face masks and face shields will be a necessary part of the travel gear of every tourist and crew member.

    June 16, 2020
  • City braces for Amphan fury

    City braces for Amphan fury

    A CPI-M delegation team today submitted a memorandum before the Contai sub-divisional officer urging him to open control rooms at each gram panchayat in the vulnerable blocks and to shift the residents living in the coastal areas to cyclone rescue centers.

    May 20, 2020
  • Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    Saving the Sundarbans of crucial importance

    It’s been over 10 years since cyclone Aila ravaged the Sundarbans in 2009, and the devastating cyclone Sidr in 2007 with a wind speed of 250 km an hour hit the forest.

    January 3, 2020
  • A success story

    A success story

    Sometimes a group returned with parts of the bodies of an able bodied man, the remnants of the head of a family who had set out to bring succour to his near and dear ones.

    October 21, 2019
  • Majestic heritage

    Majestic heritage

    An ongoing research project |involving the Universities of Calcutta and Oxford looks at the aristocratic zamindari homes of South Bengal -- their unbridled affluence, inevitable decay and possibilities of resurgence.

    September 9, 2019
  • NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    Time and again, the tribunal has reminded the state government that the Sundarbans fall under ecologically fragile and sensitive zone declared as biosphere hotspot by the United Nations and of the necessity to protect this precious region in the interest of environment and progeny. Godkhali tourist lodge remaining intact displays obstinacy of the state and its violation of the order of the tribunal, the NGT observed.

    July 16, 2019
  • Sundarbans: Climate change

    Sundarbans: Climate change

    There is a shrinking of habitat and food chain is disrupted.

    July 8, 2019
  • Hunt for the hunter

    Hunt for the hunter

    Tribal sentiment and rituals are not relevant in the overall construct. Very pertinently has the Human and Environment Alliance League contended that “there is nothing tribal about these (hunting) festivals"

    April 25, 2019
  • Trap and Kill

    Trap and Kill

    Whether it is a tiger or a deer, the creature gets still more entangled as it tries to free itself.

    April 18, 2019
  • World within a world

    World within a world

    The Sundarbans are under threat due to rising sea levels and global climate change.

    October 26, 2018
  • Battered & Bruised

    Battered & Bruised

    There was no howling of the wind in Kolkata on Tuesday night ~ close to ten years after Cyclone Aila devastated West Bengal on 23 May 2009. The city hadn’t experienced a thundersquall of such velocity for a long time; the windspeed was an almost incredible 98 km an hour ~ marginally less than Aila’s …

    April 21, 2018
  • Bungle in the Jungle

    Bungle in the Jungle

    The majestic walk since 2 March has come to a brutal end. The tiger, that had strayed into Lalgarh in Bengal’s Midnapore district from a neighbouring forest, has been found dead with multiple wounds, even a spear jutting out of the neck ~ altogether a revolting testament to the scant regard for wild life and …

    April 15, 2018
  • Cages set up in Madhupur forest to trap Bengal tiger

    Cages set up in Madhupur forest to trap Bengal tiger

    The forest department has set up two cages inside Madhupur forest in Lalgarh, today, to trap the full grown adult Bengal tiger that was sighted roaming in the erstwhile Maoist dominated forests on Friday on remotely activated camera traps. The forest officials have used goats as baits to lure the tiger and villagers living in …

    March 4, 2018