Experts and development activists at a
discussion here have unanimously observed that protection of wild life and
birds has become an urgent need for maintaining ecological balance.
They mentioned that wild life and birds play a pivotal role in sustainable
development of the nation. So, all the government and non-government entities
concerned should come forward and work together to protect them from further
They came up with the observation while addressing consolidation and human
chain meeting at Shimla Park in the city on Thursday.
Two non-government development organizations, Bangladesh Resource Centre
for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK) and Youth Action for Social Change (YASC),
jointly organized the programme to press home the demands of ensuring food
security and habitat of wild life and birds.
Senior assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police Ifte Khayer
Alam, officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station Hafizur Rahman, BARCIK
Regional Coordinator Shahidul Islam, YASC President Shamiul Alim Shaon and
its general secretary Nazmul Islam, among others, addressed the programme.
Shahidul Islam stressed the need for protecting and preserving wild
animals anyhow to have a better environment with bio-diversity. “Wild life
populations are on the verge of extinction due to various threats including
poaching, habitat loss and overuse of natural resources,” he said.
If such the trend continues, they will disappear from the environment in
near future,” he added.
He called for full-length enforcement of the existing laws to protect the
In his remarks, Ifte Khayer Alam underscored the need for generating
public awareness to protect the wild animals.
He also urged the youths to give information about the law violators to
the law enforcers in this regard.