The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh Win National Award
Wednesday 1 June 2011
ZSL is proud to announce that our partners in Bangladesh have been awarded the prestigious Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2011.
The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB) received top honorary National Award 'Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation' on 1st June, 2011. This national award was created in 2010 to recognize and inspire people and organizations for wildlife conservation. Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam (Chief Executive WTB), collected the award on behalf of WTB from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the inauguration ceremony of National Tree Plantation Camp and Tree Fair 2011, arranged by the Ministry of Environment and Forest.
ZSL has worked with the WTB on several different activities like educational programmes, research, training and public awareness programmes for wildlife conservation focusing endangered and critically endangered species. Some key achievements of include: (i) initiating the Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan (BTAP) with Forest Department to conserve critically endangered Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans; (ii) tiger and prey survey, research and monitoring; (iii) tackling tiger human conflict by assembling Tiger Response Teams (TRT) and providing training to the field staff of the Forest Department; and (vi) establishment of ‘Noazesh Knowledge Centre’, the first knowledge centre in Bangladesh for nature conservation study.
This award is the achievement of whole WTB team for their dedication and commitment for wildlife conservation. ZSL is very honoured to work with this amazing team!