This year’s theme for WED – Go Wild for Life – encourages you to celebrate all those species under threat and take action of your own to help safeguard them for future generations. This can be about animals or plants that are threatened within your local area as well as at the national or global level – many local extinctions will eventually add up to a global extinction! Whoever you are, and wherever you live, show zero-tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife in word and deed, and make a difference.
How can we do it? More people need to understand the damage this illicit business is doing to our environment, livelihoods, communities and security. We must change our habits and behaviour so that demand for illegal wildlife products falls. More awareness and action pushes governments and international bodies to introduce and enforce tougher laws and combat those still willing to break them.
So, SERAC-Bangladesh joined Bangladesh government actions in campaigning on World Environment Day 2016. SERAC-Bangladesh’s Program Officer Sobraj Al Akand led a large delegation to the WED rally held in Mymensingh on June 5, 2016. He spoke about importance about youth engagements and effective actions in collaboration with the government to fight challenges on save wild life & environment. Special guests and speakers include Deputy Commissioner Mustakim Billah Faruque , Mayor of Mymensingh Ekramul Haque Titu and government officials.