World Tiger Day Saturday

World Tiger Day Saturday

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The World Tiger Day will be observed in the country, as elsewhere across the globe, on Saturday to build awareness to save the remaining population of the majestic big cat from extinction.The tiger population is declining alarmingly in the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans, a world heritage site and the world’s largest abode of the tiger.

There were only 106 Bengal Tigers in Bangladeshi part of the Sundarbans, according to a tiger’s census report of 2015.Bangladesh-India Joint Tiger Census Project conducted the tiger census 2015 examining some 1,500 images and footprints of tigers taken from the Sundarbans through camera trapping and found the horribly low figure of tigers.

Meanwhile, a rally and a discussion will be held here, marking the day.Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju, Deputy Minister Abdullah Al Islam Jakob and Chief Conservator of Forests Mohammed Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, among others, will be present at the programme.

Besides, different non-governmental organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes in the capital as well as Satkhira, Bagerhat and Khulna districts on the occasion.According to the tiger census conducted by the government in 2004, the Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans was a home to 440 tigers.

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