Local people should involve in saving the Sundarbans
Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Secretary of Environment, Forest and Climate change Ministry, Bangladesh, said, “The local people have to find a strategy to protect the biodiversity from destruction.
The World Heritage Sundarbans is located in Khulna, the largest mangrove forest in the world. There are 350 species of birds in this forest.
The Sundarbans play a role in maintaining the balance of the southern region’s environment. Biodiversity is under threat today due to population growth, unplanned urbanization, climate change, and people’s ignorance.”
He said these things while inaugurating a National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)workshop at a local hotel in Khulna. Khulna Department of Environment organized this workshop held recently.
Kazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hashmi, Additional Director General of the Department of Environment, presided over the workshop. Dr. Sultan Ahmed, the director of the Department of Natural Resources Management of the Department of Environment, and Md. Mustafa Kamal, Deputy Commissioner of Khulna, was the chief guest.
Muhammad Solaiman Haider, Director of the NBSAP Project, presented the keynote speech.
The speakers said that along with encouraging the local people to conserve the species, the destruction of fish species by poisoning and the spread of netting and currants should prevent.
In addition, it is necessary to identify regional problems, determine action plans for biodiversity conservation, and coordinate various departments.
The workshop has attended by college and university teachers, environment, fisheries and livestock, agriculture, information, forest department officials, NGOs, civil society representatives, and media persons.