Over 1 lakh cubic ft of trees cut down in Bandarban forest

Illegal deforestation is engulfing Bandarban’s rich forest endangering biodiversity and the indigenous lifestyle.

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In the deep forests of Thanchi and Ruma Upazilas, and the areas adjacent to Myanmar border, illegal deforestation has been going rampant for years.

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Brood fish releases sample eggs in Halda river

Brood fish in the Halda have released sample eggs — indicating full spawning — since Tuesday night at various points of the river. The locations are natural spawning ground for carp-like fishes.

Collectors got 200-500 grams of eggs from Tuesday night at the Noyahat area of Gorduyara union of Hathazari upazila. Meanwhile, Hathazari upazila administration beefed up their surveillance to prevent the netting of mother fish in Halda, reports our Chattogram staff correspondent.

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Kamal Soudagor from Noyahat area, a seasoned egg collector, told The Daily Star that they started coming across the eggs on Tuesday night and hope to see full spawning today.

Professor Manzoorul Kibria, an eminent researcher on Halda, told The Daily Star that these are sample eggs laid by brood fish in preparation for a full spawning.

Ruhul Amin, upazila nirbahi officer of Hathazari upazila told The Daily Star they intensified their patrolling and surveillance to stop poachers as it is high time for them to net mother fish from Halda.