Several green groups are organizing awareness campaigns to save biodiversity of the island
Conservationists have protested the killing of endangered monkeys in Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar.
They have alleged that hundreds of monkeys were given poison mixed with foods at Bharitilla under Mudir Chara Forest Beat of Maheshkhali on October 11.
As part of an awareness campaign among the locals for saving the ecosystem and biodiversity, members of Save the Nature Bangladesh (SNB), 1/24 Social Movement and Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (Bapa) organized a human chain in front of the Upazila office on Friday.
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They also demanded strict implementation of the Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act, 2012.
Jamal Uddin, president of 1/24 Social Movement; Rumana Rifat Rimki, environment wing leader of the organization, ANM Moazzem Riad, chairman of SNB; Mohammad Saiful Islam, general secretary of SNB; and Abu Bakar Siddiq, general secretary Bapa, spoke at the event among others.
They stressed the need for saving the endangered monkeys and planting more environment-friendly trees, which can help rebuild the food cycle for wildlife.