DHAKA: The World Tiger Day was observed across the country with the theme of ‘Save Sundarbans, Save Tigers’ Sunday.
A rally and discussion organized by Department of Forest under the Ministry of Environment and Forests was held in city’s Osmani Memorial auditorium in the morning to mark the day.
Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud attended the function as the chief guest while Environment and Forests secretary Mesbah ul Alam, Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique and IUCN country representative Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad also took part in the programme as special guests.
M Yunus Ali, Chief Conservator of Forest, presided over the function.
Meanwhile, Wildlife trust of Bangladesh’s Sundarbans Tiger project has chalked out special programme in four ranges of the Sundarbans marking the Day.
Of the programmes, WTB also arranged procession, special discussion on Tiger Day and Iftar party.
Local representative, local community and forest department’s officials attended the programmes at Joymandi of Chila union under Chandpai Range.
WTB has been observing the tiger day in Munshiganj of Satkhira Range since 2010.
For the first time, they are set to arrange programme in Chandpai, Sharankhola, Satkhira and Khulna Ranges simultaneously.
BDST: 1945 HRS, JUL 29, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor/ M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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