Asian Elephant Conservation Programme in Bangladesh

The significance of the Asian elephants is now unequivocally established. Notwithstanding the significance, this valuable mammal, the largest living land animal on the planet has dwindled dramatically in the recent years primarily due to anthropogenic disturbances.
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Three types of elephants are found in Bangladesh, i.e. resident, migratory and captive. The resident wild elephants are found in the hilly and non-hilly evergreen forests of Chittagong, Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bandarban, Khagrachari and Rangamati), Cox’s Bazar regions.
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The Bangladesh Forest Department, the steward of wildlife and forests in Bangladesh, is escalating the biodiversity conservation in recent years undertaking exemplary conservation actions and legal protections. Bangladesh Forest Department in close collaboration with few ...
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