Two persons and an organisation have been selected for this year’s Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation by the Wildlife Advisory Board.
The board in a meeting on Sunday, chaired by environment minister Md Shahab Uddin, unanimously selected former country representative of International Union for Conservation of Nature, Bangladesh Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmad, Dhaka University zoology professor Mohammad Firoj Jaman and Jhenaidah-based Ashurhat Bird Conservation Society for the award.
The award was introduced in 2010 and so far 31 individuals and organisations received it.
The winners will receive price equivalent to two vori (23.32 grams) gold, Tk 50,000 in cash and a certificate at the inaugural function of the National Fair on June 5.
‘The government was recognising the contributions of the individuals and organisations for encouraging their participation in the sector in the greater interest of preserving and protecting the forests and wildlife,’ said Shahab at the meeting.