Please sign the petition and save "Sundarbans" World Largest Mangrove Forest.
“The Sundarbans” was nominated to be one of the new 7 Wonders of Beauty for 2011.
The world largest mangrove forest Sundarbans is now facing threat from a 1320 MW coal fired power plant. Avoiding peoples mandate and expert’s consensus the primary phase of construction has already begun. In modern days we have lots of things but only one Sundarbans. This gift of nature is neither replaceable nor recoverable. Sundarbans is not the last option for Bangladesh to choose for a 1320 MW power plant and prospective urbanization related to it. That is why we demand to stop all kinds of threatening activity related Sundarbans and save it.
Bangladesh Government is violating international environmental treaty. The Rampal station is against The Ramsar Convention. The Ramsar Convention is the only global environmental treaty that deals with reservation of wetlands. Bangladesh have signed the convention in 1992. Sunderbans and Tanguar Haor are marked as Ramsar area."
This (Rampal) project violates the Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines for coal-based thermal power plants. The very location of the plant, 14 kilometers from the Sundarbans, violates a basic guideline which dictates that such projects should be outside a 25-kilometer radius from the outer periphery of any ecologically sensitive areas