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Bangladesh is a low altitude country situated at the Bengal river delta, sharing a border with India and Myanmar. There are mountains in peripheral areas, such as the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast. It is in the top ten most populated countries in the world, with a population of 163 million. Covering 147,570 km2, this gives a density of over 1,100 people per km2, by far the highest figure for populous lands. It is also one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, highly vulnerable to climate-related events.
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Attacks, land grabs leave Bangladesh’s Indigenous groups on edge

30 July 2021

Indigenous groups and activists say the communities suffer from gross human rights violations and disparities.

Bangladesh’s Indigenous Forest Dwellers Fear Losing Ancestral Land as Officials Grapple with Land Grabs

7 July 2021

Photo: Indigenous people form a human chain in Tangail district, Bangladesh as they demand legal rights to their ancestral forest land. Credit: Rafiqul Islam/IPS TANGAIL, Bangladesh, Jul 7 2021 (IPS) - When the Bangladesh Forest Department felled Basanti Rema’s banana orchard, Rema, a Garo…

2,468 acres of forest land recovered in past 8 months: Bangladesh Forest Department

20 June 2021

The Bangladesh Forest Department has recovered 2,468 acres of forest land from grabbers in the last eight months. Officials of the forest department shared this information at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and climate change affairs ministry at the Jatiya…



Despite the equitable share in agricultural labour, agricultural land ownership is rare for women, and even then there are many cases of land grabs from women by men

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Indigenous people's lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide

12 May 2021

This blog was written by Barbara Fraser and published by EarthBeat at: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Main photo: People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a…