Bangladesh SBS Conservation Project team has finally launched a yearlong awareness campaign on Sonadia Island. More than 500 people participated in the event that included shorebird photo exhibition, film shows on SBS work in Bangladesh and Russia, folks songs and drama on bird conservation highlighting SBS.
The Upazila Nirbahi Officer – Sub-district Executive Officer of Government of Bangladesh, Assistant Conservator of Forest of the Forest Department and other government and non-government officials were also present. The Forest Department further committed that there will be no mangrove plantation on shorebird sites of Sonadia Island. Hopefully this most important initiative leads to expand raising awareness of the conservation of migratory waterbirds and the internationally important habitats throughout Bangladesh and all EAAF countries.