Friday, January 27, 2012

War against Biodiversity in Bangladesh.



The extinct Greater Adjutant of Bangladesh.
12,000 species exists in Bangladesh and many of them are now on the way of extinction. About 200 species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles had been extinct in the last 100 years. The actions taken by the govt. of Bangladesh make faster of their extinction. 10 illegal zoos of the country are killing species for their inexperience and lack of knowledge on wild animals. A famous daily, The Prothom-Alo reported in 27th January 2012, that the illegal collections, sells, marketing, smuggling and killing of species throughout the country are going tremendously. Moreover, the leaders of the present government are violating the laws and they established illegal zoos where critically endangered species are in threat, the report says.

killing of migratory birds. Photo by Shamakal
Killing of migratory birds is a common scenario in Bangladesh. Thousands of migratory birds visit the country and the people kill them for food or other purposes. But the administration doesn't take any action against the killers. Among 750 species of birds of the country, minimum 50 species extincted from the country and 400 species are in critically endangered position. In a report of another daily The Shamakal published that the local people of a district Vola are killing Migratory birds horribly.

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