World Wetlands Day in Bangladesh



Nature & Biodiversity Conservation Society (NBCS) celebrated World Wetlands Day 2007 Successfully through seminar and Campaign. NBCS also published a souvenir in the occasion of the Wetlands Day.

NBCS organized seminar in 2nd February at National Press club in Dhaka. The seminar tropic was the wetlands and fisheries for sustainable development. Muhammad Shariful Islam, President of NBCS, presided over the seminar. Chairman, Transparency International Bangladesh, Professor Dr. Mozzafor was the Chief guest. Abdul Haque, Honorary consul of the Republic of Djuibiti in Bangladesh and Eng. Mohammad Enamul Haque, Director General, Bangladesh Haor & wetlands development Board were as the special guest. Dr. Muhammod Aktarul Islam Chowdhuary, Head, Civil & Environmental Engineering department, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology Presented a key note paper. Two seminar papers were presented in the seminar.

The Chief guest and special guests delivered their speech on wetlands values and its conservation, sustainable wetlands and fishing practice. They have emphasized on public awareness & community base fishing management. Muhammad Shariful Islam, President NBCS presented the fish for tomorrow web animation (provided by Ramsar Bureau) and previous two years wetlands day activities and briefed about the prospect of fisheries resources in Bangladesh. He also declared to initiate the wetlands awareness activities at school and college level student and involving young generation for making wetlands conservation group. He specially thanks to Ramsar Bureau for supporting NBCS to celebrate WWD. Teacher, student, wetlands specialists, environmentalist, journalists, economist and different level of people were attained the seminar. National TV media telecast the program and news paper coverage NBCS wetlands celebration program.

NBCS published a beautiful & informative souvenir in the occasion of World wetlands Day 2007.

NBCS arranged a campaign at Buriganga River in Dhaka. NBCS members, school and college student participate the campaign program.

Best Wishes.

Muhammad Shariful Islam
Nature & Biodiversity Conservation Society

President of NBCS

Souvenir of WWD 2007

Web animation

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