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Jun, 2020

Webinar on "World Environment Day 2020"

Since 1974, every year, 5th June is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED). WED is a flagship campaign of the United Nations for raising awareness to conserve and protect the natural environment. In line with this, the “Environmental Club of BUP” organized a webinar on "Biodiversity in Bangladesh: Future Aspects and Scopes" on 5th June 2020 at 8:00 PM. In this lockdown period, the webinar was a significant way through which the message of this day could reach everyone. The theme of the webinar was Biodiversity in Bangladesh: Future Aspects and Scopes. Muqeed Majumdar Babu (Chairman, Prokriti O Jibon Foundation and Vice Chairman, Impress Group), Dr. M. Monirul H. Khan (Professional Wildlife Biologist and Professor, Jahangirnagar University), Dr. Shahriar Hossain (Secretary-General and Senior Technical Advisor, ESDO, Bangladesh) and Raquibul Amin (Country Representative, IUCN Bangladesh) were present as respective speakers. Channel i gave the media coverage of this forum.  

Different aspects of biodiversity in Bangladesh were canvassed in this informative session. There were discussions about wildlife conservation, biodiversity threats, economic aspects of biodiversity, laws regarding wildlife, etc. The audience actively took part in the session, and respected orators answered their queries. This webinar was very illuminating for all, especially for the young generation, as they got directions about responsibility towards the conservation of biodiversity and future aspects of it. This webinar successfully could reach a substantial number of people and built a sense of realization among all regarding the momentousness of biodiversity.