Mayor Liton releases 27 birds from zoo cages

Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) AHM Khairuzzaman Liton has released 27 birds from their respective cages in Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Botanical Garden and Zoo in the city on Wednesday for the sake of protecting ecological balance, reports BSS.

Speaking on the occasion, he stressed the need for protecting wildlife and birds for maintaining environmental balance. Liton mentioned that wild life and birds play a pivotal role in sustainable development of the nation. So, all the government and non-government entities concerned should come forward and work together to protect them from further degradation.

He underscored the need for protecting and preserving wild animals anyhow to have a better environment with biodiversity. “Wildlife populations are on the verge of extinction due to various threats including poaching, habitat loss and overuse of natural resources,” he said.

If the trend continues, they will disappear from the environment in the near future,” he added. Mayor Liton called for full-length enforcement of the existing laws to protect the wild life. He also laid stress on generating public awareness to protect the wild animals. He urged the youths to give information about the law violators to the law enforcers in this regard. Many RCC officials and others concerned were present on the occasion.