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 degradation.
They came up with the observation while addressing consolidation and human chain meeting at Shimla Park in Rajshahi 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 wild life.
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.