‘Save tiger’ awareness campaign starts Feb 11
A two-year-long national awareness campaign to save tigers will begin on February 11.
Currently, Bangladesh has only 106 tigers left, said Md Yunus Ali, chief forest conservator, at a press briefing in Dhaka’s The Daily Star Centre today.
In the campaign, initially a ‘Tiger Caravan’ will visit 100 strategic points along with a theatre troupe to raise awareness. Gradually, concerts, mobile apps and social media engagement will follow.
The campaign is being launched as part of Bengal Tiger Conservation Activity (Bagh), a joint project of Bangladesh government and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
“We hope our initiative will educate people about this rare species of feline and help prevent their extinction,” said Md Nasir Uddin, communication specialist at USAID’s Bagh Activity project.
The Daily Star is one of the media partner of this two year-long campaign.