Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh receives national award for conservation

08 June 2011 | News story

The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB), a member of IUCN since 2008, received the Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation from the honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 1 June 2011.

Professor Dr Md Anwarul Islam, Chief Executive of WTB, collected the award on behalf of organization at the inauguration ceremony of the National Tree Plantation Camp and Tree Fair organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

WTB has been working since 2003 to conserve critically endangered species, such as tigers, gibbons, elephants and bears.

In association with the Forest Department, WTB initiated the Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan (BTAP) to conserve critically endangered Tigers in the Sundarbans.

WTB has been involved in a number of different programmes in the areas of education, research, training and public awareness for wildlife conservation with a strong focus on endangered and critically endangered species.

Bangladesh has been recognizing people and organizations for their work in wildlife conservation with national awards since 2010.