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Bangladesh

  • Dialogue empowers river communities

    March 22, 2019

    On World Water Day, Sajjad Hussein describes how “river meetings” are empowering communities along the Brahmaputra to take control of their water resources

  • Best of 2018: The Rohingya and the elephants

    January 01, 2019

    Fleeing brutality, the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been settled along elephant corridors, sparking conflict with the gentle giants of the forests, who have been – in turn – displaced

  • Hilsa fish at a market in Barisal, Bangladesh [image by Finn Thilsted]

    Opinion: the human cost of Hilsa conservation

    December 17, 2018

    It is time to rethink fisheries management systems in transboundary rivers of South Asia from a rights-based approach – despite country-centric claims of ‘success’ in reclaiming fish production

  • Bangladesh saves its favourite fish

    November 26, 2018

    Strict implementation of the seasonal bans on Hilsa fishing has brought the species back from near extinction, but the government is struggling to adequately help the poor fishermen these bans have effected

  • Saline land will drive people out of Sundarbans

    November 08, 2018

    The rise in sea levels due to climate change is likely to turn the soil more saline in large parts of the Sundarbans region in India and Bangladesh, making cultivation unviable and forcing mass migration

  • Hope and pumpkins along the Teesta

    November 06, 2018

    Pumpkin cultivation on sandbars has drawn hundreds and thousands out of extreme poverty in Bangladesh, and this change of cultivation patterns may pave the way for others as water flow in the Teesta declines