Policy Brief

Wildlife Protection in Bangladesh 

Bangladesh, the youngest nation in South Asia, stands out as a distinct and one of the most bio-diverse countries in the region with a rich array of wildlife and natural resources. Despite its ecological richness, it grapples with the challenges of being a major hub for wildlife trafficking, owing to its geographical location as a source, transit, and consumer country. According to the Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt (END) Wildlife Trafficking Report published by the United States, Bangladesh is identified as one of the 28 countries significantly contributing to wildlife trafficking products or their derivatives.
As Bangladesh charts its course in wildlife conservation, bold action and strategic collaboration are imperative to safeguard its unparalleled natural heritage. By addressing legislative shortcomings, empowering enforcement agencies, and fostering public awareness and engagement, Bangladesh can forge a path toward a future where its precious biodiversity thrives unabated, ensuring a legacy of environmental stewardship for generations to come.

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