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Exhibition on marine wildlife begins at BSA

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:58 PM, 1 November 2018   Updated: 02:58 PM, 1 November 2018



A five-day-long interactive exhibition titled "Healthy Ocean, Healthy People" began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital on Thursday.

The exhibition includes life-size animal models, games, a documentary movie, captivating photographs and fascinating facts in attractive displays.

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) organized the first-of-its-kind interactive exhibition aiming to exhibit marine wildlife in the Bay of Bengal and Bangladesh's efforts to conserve wildlife.

Cultural Ministry Joint Secretary Mahbubur Rahman spoke on the opening ceremony program on behalf of Cultural Minister Asaduzzaman Noor.

The program was also addressed by WCS country representative for Bangladesh Zahangir Alom, Chief Forest conservator of Bangladesh Forest Department Md Shafiul Alam Chowdhury, Fisheries Department Director General Abu Sayed Md Rasehdul Haque and among others.

Organizers said that visitors can explore the amazing diversity of dolphins, whales, sharks and other aquatic creatures in Bangladesh's marine waters and to discover why the survival of these threatened oceanic lives in the Bay of Bengal is critical for the continued growth and well-being of our nation.

A short documentary film on "Marine conservation in Bangladesh" by Helal Sujon commissioned by BCAS Bangladesh was screened in the opening ceremony.

The exhibition is open to all from November 1 to 5 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.