Sundarbans

Thousands to march against coal plant threat to Bangladesh's Sundarbans forest

Date of Release: 
Mar 2 2016

Thousands of Bangladeshis will march from the country’s capital, Dhaka, to the world’s biggest mangrove forest next week in protest at plans to build two coal-power plants on the edge of the World Heritage-listed forest.

The organisers of the so-called long march on 10 March hope to persuade the Bangladeshi government to drop its backing for construction of the plants near the Sundarbans, an area of rice paddies, shrimp farms and vast mangrove forests.

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Bangladeshi activists launch protest march against Indo-Bangla power plant near Sundarbans

Date of Release: 
Mar 10 2016

DHAKA, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Bangladeshi environmentalists, cultural and political activists set off on a 200-km march from capital Dhaka on Thursday morning to Sundarbans to protest against the 1.5 billion-U.S. dollar power plant near the world's largest mangrove forests which straddle both Bangladesh and India.

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Activists in Dhaka Protest Against India-Bangladesh Power Plant

Date of Release: 
Mar 10 2016

DHAKA: Hundreds of Bangladeshi activists set off on a 200 km march from Dhaka to the Sundarbans on Thursday to protest against the $1.5 billion power plant near the world's largest mangrove forests which straddle both Bangladesh and India.

The four-day march of environmentalists, and cultural and political activists started at Dhaka's National Press Club and was being led by a platform of left-leaning political parties, social and cultural activists, experts and professionals -- named the National Committee on Protection of Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports, Xinhua reported.

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Unesco to assess Rampal power plant's impacts on Sundarbans

Date of Release: 
Feb 12 2016

A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

"Unesco wants to send its team this month (February) but we've requested them to be here in March next," Chief Conservator of Forests Yunus Ali told UNB.

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