In 2009, about 4.5 million cows, 10 million goats, 82,000 buffaloes 0.3 million sheep were sacrificed during Eid-ul-Azha in Bangladesh. About 80% were slaughtered in the city and municipalities and more than one-third of the total were sacrificed in greater Dhaka city alone. According to the statement of Tannery Owners Association, this year in 2010 the number of sacrificed animals has increased significantly; may be double of last year. They also added that due to Anthrax-phobia the slaughter was less in last six months, as a result a big influx of cattle arose and thus the availability of cows was remarkable. Moreover, better security, easy transportation, smooth banking facility and fewer disturbances from the muggers, the Kurbani market was flourished. Continue reading
At last it has come to the notice that “Nearly 500 trees have died in the Bashundhara residential area, 20 around the Baridhara Lake, 25 near the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University and ten more at the Farmgate Park”.
What about the others in Uttara, Ashulia and other part of the city?
Thousands of rain-trees, acacias died in many areas of the city nobody raised the question of such dying of plants. In 2003-2005, many big rain-trees died in Chittagong (Polo-ground and CRB etc.). Some Nageshwars and Acaias died in Cantonment area. Thousands of Sissoo died after 1988 floods throughout Bangladesh especially along the roadsides of floodplains. Who cares for them? Continue reading
The behavior of tea roots was investigated. A great territorial and spatial behavior of has been observed among the tea plants (Camellia sinensis (L) O. Kuntze) sub-species assamica. Roots exhibit a good natural habit of adaptation for wet and dry seasons with a distinct triple storey behavior spreading in top soil, and in wet and dry season-water available zones. Tea roots are quite deep rooted and good spreading of roots was observed at a depth of 4.15 meter. An antagonistic behavior also was observed with newly in-filled tea plants from the neighboring existing older plants which is found as the most important reasons for failure of in-fills in the mature and older tea plantations. These behaviors are influencing rehabilitation of teas and establishment of new tea plants.
Abstract submitted to: The Conference on Engineering, Research, Innovation and Education: January 11-12, 2011; School of Applied Sciences and Technology, Cheap Jerseys from china Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Please read the book “Improvement of Tea: Environment and Cultural Practices”: Plantation crops and Organic Farming Research Articles Series:-4 ISBN 984-300-002885-5
Presented in the International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) SIE LDCs Workshop at Maputo, Mozambique Held on September 20-22, 2010
Bangladesh has a difficult coastline with many rivers and distributaries and complex ecology which is affected by natural hazards like cyclones, coastal flooding, tidal surges, salinity and the like phenomenon. The coastline is of 734 km involving coastal and island communities of about 50 million people, nearly about one-third of the total population of Bangladesh. Vulnerabilities in the coastal zone of Bangladesh are increasing with accentuations of natural hazards and sea level rise caused by various factors. Research findings, grey literature and indigenous knowledge are to be surveyed to develop policies for sustainable coastal zone management Continue reading