By Abu Bakar Siddique
The government will establish a hotline communications line to receive all kinds of information on wildlife trafficking in the country starting from Monday.
The number for the hotline is 01755660033. Environment and Forest Minister Hasan Mahmud will officially inaugurate the hotline Monday on the occasion of Global Tiger Day.
Global Tiger Day was announced in 2010 at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit when tiger range countries declared their aim to double the number of wild tigers by 2022.
Anybody can instantly provide information on wildlife trafficking to the forest officials by calling the number, said Abu Naser Mohsin Hossain, assistant conservator of Forest, Wildlife Crime Control Unit of the Strengthening Regional Co-operation for Wildlife Protection Project.
“Getting information from mass people of different locations will help us to monitor and execute the crime control move easily,” he added.
Once a call is received the caller will be asked which divisional wildlife official needs to be connected. After getting a response from the caller, the phone will automatically go to the official concerned, who will then respond to the questions.
At present, seven divisions of wildlife management are in place in Bangladesh. They are Khulna, Chittagong, Dhaka, Sylhet, Habiganj, Sherpur and Rajshahi. More....