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Two individuals, one organisation to get Bangabandhu wildlife award

To encourage nature and wildlife conservation, two individuals and one organisation have been nominated by the government for the ‘Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation’.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Wildlife Advisory Board chaired by Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin in the capital on Thursday, the government said in a release, UNB reports.

Late Dr Mohammad Anisuzzaman Khan, a prominent wildlife researcher, was nominated in the Wildlife Education and Research category and Government Azizul Haq College, Bogra, for the Team for Energy and Environmental Research (TIR) award in the wildlife conservation category.

In addition, Bakhtiyar Hamid of Chuadanga district has been nominated in the category of Forest and Wildlife Conservation Officer, Renowned Researcher, Scientist, Wildlife Conservationist and Media Personnel or Personality.

Shahab Uddin said that with the extinction of wildlife, “the natural balance is being disturbed, paving the way for environmental disasters”. “The government is working sincerely for the conservation of wildlife.”