Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

Frogs, snakes endangered by consumption

Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the government to take immediate measures to save endangered wildlife, including by stopping the consumption of endangered varieties of frogs and snakes. They called for the government to enforce the existing Bangladesh Wildlife Protection and Safety Act 2012 properly. They also expressed the need for enhancing the government’s capacity to tackle the illegal trade of wildlife, which has seen a massive rise in recent years. The calls were made at a program to mark World Wildlife Day, organised by the Bangladesh Forest Department at its office in Agargaon, Dhaka. Jahangirnagar University Zoology’s Prof Monirul H Khan said many endangered species, including certain types of frogs and snakes, were being killed for food by certain sections of the population, a practice which should be stopped for the sake of conserving biodiversity. To illustrate his point, Monirul said: “The price of one kilogram of pork in the Chittagong Hill District was Tk200, as opposed to Tk250 for the same amount of Frog Flesh. This shows the high demand for frog in the area, where it is considered to be a delicacy.” He suggested that the government enforce the existing Bangladesh Wildlife Protection and Safety Act 2012 properly, to avoid the spread of such illegal consumption, killing and trafficking of endangered wildlife in Bangladesh.

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