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Raising awareness to conserve ocean stressed


Published : 09 Jun 2020 09:43 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 06:13 AM

Speakers in a webinar on Tuesday emphasized to raise awareness among mass people to conserve ocean, said a press release.

IUCN Bangladesh and WorldFish Bangladesh jointly organized the event marking the World Ocean day. Biodiversity conversations expert, activist, Scientist, teachers took part in the event. 

Dr. Abdul Wahab, Team Leader, ECOFISH-II took part in the discussion. He talked about how USAID Bangladesh supported  ECOFISH-II project’s comprehensive activities contributes conserve  biodiversity, fish, crustaceans and megafauna in the Cox’s Bazar–Teknaf coastal waters, lower Meghna river/estuary and Nijhum Dwip Marine Protected Areas.

Raquibul Amin, Country Representatives of IUCN Bangladesh moderated the event while, Dr. Shireen  Akhter, Vice Chancellor, University of Chittagong, Dr. Md. Rashed Talukder, Chairman, Department of Oceanography, SUST, Ms.Maeve Nightingale, Senior Programme Officer, Coastal and Marine, IUCN Asia, Mr. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Chief Technical Advisor SUFAL, Alifa Bintha Haque, Project Team leader, Save Our Seas Foundation, Muqeed Majumder Babu, Chairman, Prokriti O Jibon Foundation took part in the discussion. Among of others Kamruzzaman Shadhin Visual Artist, M. Anisul Islam, Director CNRS also took part in the event.

During the event the panelist answers the question of viewers on the various aspects on ocean & it’s biodiversity conservation The discussion was focus on the activities that can be taken by government, policymakers & relevant stakeholders.