In Bangladesh, 31 species of wild animals have been on the verge of extinction in the last five decades
Thirty-one species of wild animals have disappeared from Bangladesh’s forests in five decades. Animals like elephants, tigers, bears, pythons, King Cobra, and goats are on the verge of extinction. Researchers say that 20 percent of the country’s 1500 species of wild animals are under the threat of extinction.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) survey, at one time there were 12 horned deer in Sylhet forest, 11 mammals, including wild buffalo, and wolf, 19 species of birds, and 31 species of freshwater crocodile have become extinct in the last 50 years.
Bees are one of the main means of pollination of plants. 70% of fruits and vegetables are born through them. So, bees are called friends of the environment.
But the existence of bees is now under extreme threat. Natural disasters, air pollution, rising temperatures, and excessive pesticide use are causing this insect to face extinction.
Professor Manowar Hossain of the Department of Zoology at Jahangirnagar University, says that among the 20 species of bees in the country, the bees of the Sundarbans and hilly areas are most at risk.
Three species of rhinoceros inhabited the Teesta basin in the north, the Sundarbans in the southwest, and the Chattagram Hill Tracts have been destroyed by the evolution of time. This herbivorous mammal has disappeared from the nature of the country.
Ainun Nishat, a climate and environment researcher, said that in the last century, the country’s grasslands were inhabited by peacocks.
In this situation, the government has taken several initiatives to save wild animals. Safe areas have been built in Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet, and Chittagong to save vultures.
Twenty-four wildlife sanctuaries, including the Sundarbans, Rema-Kelanga, 18 national parks, and safari parks, are also protected.
The wildlife crime unit has successfully halted the illegal trade and slaughter of animals—Swatch of No Ground, Marine Protected Area in Bay of Bengal.
Recently, the Government of Bangladesh has implemented a ban