Dhaka, Bangladesh
Conservation of animal habitats needed to preserve biodiversity

Conservation of animal habitats needed to preserve biodiversity

News Report Speakers at a programmme in the city on Friday underscored the need for conservation of animal habitats to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. They were speaking at the inaugural function of two-day-long national conference on 'Conservation of Animal Habitants for Sustainable Biodiversity' at Bangladesh Shishu Academy Auditorium on Friday. Department of Zoology of Dhaka University (DU) and Zoological Society of Bangladesh have jointly organized the conference. Vice-Chancellor of DU Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman presided over the inaugural function while former Chairman of Bangladesh University Grants Commission Emeritus Prof. Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury addressed it as the chief guest. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Prof. Selima Khatun, Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Dr. Aparup Chowdhury, Chief Conservator of Forests Mohammad Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Burdwan, India Prof. Dr. Nimai Chandra Saha, Managing Director of ACI Ltd. Dr. FH Ansary, Country Director of Worldfish, Bangladesh Dr. Malcolm W Dickson, Member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission Md. Shajahan Ali Mollah and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University Prof. Dr. Ananda Kumar Shaha addressed the conference as special guests. Chairman of the Department of Zoology of DU Prof. Humayun Reza Khan, President of Zoological Society of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Gulshan Ara Latifa and General Secretary of Zoological Society of Bangladesh Dr. Tapan Kumar Dey also addressed the programme. While speaking at the event, Former Chairman of Bangladesh University Grants Commission Emeritus Prof. Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury said "Conservation of biodiversity is a constitutional obligation of the entire citizen. DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman emphasised conservation of animal habitants to achieve sustainable development goals. He called upon the researchers, academicians and professionals to play an effective role to achieve these goals. "The Almighty Allah has created the earth for human being, animals, insects and other creatures with many natural resources. We have to protect our environment by utilizing all of these resources properly", he pointed out. A good number of academicians, researchers and professionals from home and abroad are participating in the conference.

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