American actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio has congratulated Bangladesh government and other local bodies concerned for establishing the newly established Marine Protected Area (MPA) around Saint Martin's Island.
DiCaprio said that this move will safeguard the biodiversity in that significant area
On Friday (Bangladesh Time -8:30 pm) he twitted: "Congrats to the Government of Bangladesh, local communities & NGOs on a newly established Marine Protected Area around Saint Martin's Island that will protect an incredible community of biodiversity and provide key habitat for Bangladesh's only coral reef."
DiCaprio also shared a photograph crediting Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), showcasing the picturesque view of the mentioned area.
"This newly declared marine protected area spans 672 square miles on Bangladesh's southernmost tip," said the Oscar-winning actor.
Bangladesh recently declared about 1,743 square kilometres area of the Bay of Bengal adjacent to Saint Marin's Island as 'Saint Martin Marine Protected Area' to conserve marine biodiversity.
BDST: 1224 HRS, JAN 22, 2022