Bangladesh Environment and Economy

Bangladesh Environment and Economy

Asia
ENVIRONMENT Fertile and particularly rich in waterways, the Bengali plain is affected by agricultural exploitation and only a small part still hosts woods or forests: the eastern area is characterized by the presence of bamboo, exploited in the paper industry; the central marshy areas host deciduous essences (Madhpur jungle); to the S, in the Sundarbans, is the mangrove forest, one of the largest in the world, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 1997. In Bangladesh it is possible to find animals such as tigers, leopards, Asian elephants, monkeys, gibbons, lemurs, turtles, crocodiles and numerous species of fish and birds, including the sad starling, kingfisher and vulture. The greatest environmental risks are related to water pollution, especially due to pesticides used in agriculture and arsenic naturally present in the…
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Bangladesh 2007

Bangladesh 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Bangladesh. Political unrest in January led to the canceled parliamentary elections being canceled. The promises made in December 2006 on revised electoral votes did not satisfy the opposition, which claimed that the departed government had prepared extensive electoral fraud. The complaints had such strong credibility that the EU decided not to send any observer group. After extensive street protests, President Iajuddin Ahmed left the temporary job as head of government and handed over the responsibility to interimistically lead the country to former Governor of the Governor Fakhruddin Ahmed. At the same time, a state of emergency was announced. Now was a time of settlement with the corrupt political leaders who disgraced Bangladesh. Dozens of leading politicians were arrested and prosecuted, among them a large number of former ministers.…
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