05 Jun 2023, 20:22

Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation distributed

DHAKA, June 5, 2023 (BSS) - The Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation, National Environment Award and Prime Minister's National Award for Plantation were distributed at a function here today.

The opening ceremony of the World Environment Day and Environment Fair 2023 and National Tree Planting Campaign and National Tree Fair 2023 was arranged at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre here on the World Environment Day.

Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2022 was conferred on Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Divisional Forest Officer, Chittagong Hill Tracts North Forest Division, Rangamati; Dr Aminuzzaman Md Saleh Reza, Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Rajshahi; Bangladesh Biodiversity Conservation Federation (BBCF), Bogura.

Each Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation winner was awarded cash equivalent to the market value of two bhoris of gold, a cheque for Taka 50,000 and a certificate. 

The National Environment Award 2022 was awarded to Zibonananda Roy, Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer, Department of Agricultural Extension, Batiaghata, Khulna; Prof Dr Tuhin Wadud, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Department of Bangla, Begum Rokeya University; Dr SM Mofizul Islam, Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Soil Science, Bangladesh Rice Research Institute, Satkhira; Incepta Pharmaceuticals Limited; and Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS). 

Each National Environment award 2022 winner received an amount of cash equivalent to market value of two tola gold, a cheque for Taka 50,000, a crest and a certificate.

The Prime Minister's National Award for Plantation 2021 was conferred with the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Chittagong; Rajshahi City Corporation; Md Abdul Matin Bhuiya, Ishwaganj, Mymensingh; Tree World Nursery & Agro, Bogura; Women Support and Investigation Division, Metropolitan Police, Tejgaon Thana Complex, Dhaka; and Coastal Forest Department, Noakhali (Char Alauddin Range).

As per the existing policy, the Prime Minister's National Award for Tree Plantation 2021 winner was given a cheque of Taka one lakh for the first prize, Taka 75,000 for the second prize and Taka 50,000 for the third prize along with a certificate and a crest. 

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