Sundarbans is expanding as the government focuses on preserving biodiversity, says Hasina

According to a camera trap survey, the tiger population in the forest increased from 106 to 114 between 2015 and 2018, she told parliament on Wednesday.

“We are focused on not harming the Sundarbans and their biodiversity when we take action to develop Bangladesh.”

“The initiative aims to extend the forest area to the entire coastal belt. In addition, the government has put in place intelligent patrols and other measures to protect the flora and fauna in the Sundarbans and reduce crime there. “

The Sundarbans are home to diverse vegetation and wildlife. In order to preserve the biodiversity of the area, forest officials are being trained using modern methods, while the government is also sending more officials to the forest.

Currently, 53 percent of the total area of ​​the Sundarbans is a designated game reserve, Hasina said.

The government has also taken various initiatives to preserve sites of historical importance, including places where the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman stayed and initiated the struggle for freedom for posterity, she added.

“A sculpture will be erected in the historic Suhrawardy Udyan to mark the significance of Bangabandhu’s speech on March 7th (1971). A 50 meter high glass tower was erected there. Monuments are being erected in Rajganj Bazar in Jashore and Ambika Maidan in Faridpur to commemorate Bangabandhu. “

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