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JU Butterfly Fair draws thousands

  • Published at 06:05 pm December 5th, 2014
JU Butterfly Fair draws thousands

Thousands of butterfly lovers thronged the fifth Butterfly Fair held at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday.

“Urale Akashe Projapoti, Prakriti Pay Natun Goti” – with this slogan, the entomology section of JU Zoology Department, in collaboration with International Union for Conservation of Nature and Prokriti O Jibon Foundation, arranged the day-long fair with around 1000 butterflies on display.

Butterflies of 125 species including Plain Tiger, Common Crow, Dingy Bush Brown, Common Duffer, Ape Fly, Pea Blue, Tiny Grass Blue, Oak Blue, Common Sailor, Common Rose, Blue Mormon, Striped Albatross, Mottled Emigrant, Monkey Puzzle, Blue Pansy and Painted Lady caught the sight of visitors.

JU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Farzana Islam inaugurated the fair around 10am by releasing balloons and live butterflies in front of the Zahir Raihan Auditorium of the university. 

Zoology department teacher and convener of the fair Prof Dr Monwar Hossain, IUCN representative Ishtiaque Uddin Ahmed, Prokriti O Jibon Foundation chairman Mukit Mazumder Babu were present among others. 

Written by JU Prof Dr Monwar Hossain and Chittagong University Prof Shafique Haider Chowdhury, a pictorial book on butterflies titled, “Butterflies of Bangladesh-Inventory Third Phase,” was unveiled while the foundation stone of a Butterfly Research Centre and Park was laid by the VC.

VC Prof Farzana Islam said: “Butterflies are not only beautiful to look at but also play an important role to maintain the ecological balance. So we should be aware about their safety and habitats.”

She convened the teachers and students of JU to carry on researches on butterflies and ensured that all necessary assistance would be provided by the university authorities.

“We have already taken many steps to protect the natural bio-diversity of the university,” VC Farzana said.  

Prof Md Sohrab Ali of Rajshahi University Zoology Department was honoured for his extra-ordinary contribution in the field of studies and research on butterflies.

Abu Galib Imtiaz, a butterfly lover who came to visit the fair, told the Dhaka Tribune: “It is a fantastic arrangement for butterfly lovers. As a photographer, I am much excited and happy to have found such plethora of elements to capture.”  

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