Dhaka, Saturday   23 March 2019

‘Healthy Ocean, Healthy People’ exhibition enchants spectators

 Staff Correspondent :: staff-correspondent

 Published: 09:39 PM, 3 November 2018   Updated: 09:39 PM, 3 November 2018



The five-day-long interactive exhibition titled 'Healthy Ocean, Healthy People' has enthralled hundreds of visitors on the 3rd consecutive day at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Saturday.

The exhibition is demonstrating life-size animal models, games, captivating photographs and fascinating facts in attractive displays on almost 12 species of Dolphins and Whales and 70 species of Sharks and Shapla fish.

It also shows various researches on the fishes including their numbers, location, condition, structure and how to protect them.

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.

Based on WCS discoveries, Bangladesh government declared an area of 1,738 km of priority marine habitat in the Swatch-of-no-Ground (SoNG) surrounding coastal waters as the country's first Marine Protected Area (MPA). WCS proposes government two more MPA to declare as name St. Martin's Island MPA and Nijhum Island MPA aim to support sustainable fisheries and protect threatened ocean giants.

"Almost 3.5 thousand people exhibited the program in first two days. We are expecting six to seven thousand people at the end of the program," said WCS program assistant Nadim Parvez.

While visiting the exhibition, Nur E Jannat Sushmita said, "It is a very good initiative. This type of program should be organised more in our country. I have learnt many new things from the exhibition. I think Nadi Bachao Andolan and Wildlife Conservation Society should work jointly as both of them are working on the same field."

Organizers said that visitors can explore the amazing diversity of dolphins, whales, sharks and other aquatic creatures in Bangladesh's marine waters as well will be able 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.

The exhibition will be open for all till November5from11 amto8 pm.

Daily Bangladesh/Sohug