EnCBUP holds webinar on Ecosystem Restoration
Published : Monday, 7 June, 2021 at 3:29 PM Count : 428
The Environmental Club (EnCBUP) of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) organized a webinar titled ‘Ecosystem Restoration as Environmental Conservation Strategy: Bangladesh Perspective’ on Sunday.
Honorable Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Habibun Nahar MP joined the webinar as the chief guest while BUP VC Major General Md Moshfequr Rahman, joined as the special guest.
BUP Pro-VC Professor M Abul KashemMozumder, Ph.D joined the webinar as the guest of honor while Professor Dr Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus of Brac University presented the keynote paper.
The speakers said "From forests to wetlands to coasts, we all depend on healthy ecosystems for our survival."
In spite of the inevitable necessity of ecosystem services over 4.7 million hectares of forests are lost every year.
Over half of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last century.
Global greenhouse gas emissions have grown for three consecutive years and the planet is one pace for potentially catastrophic climate change.
"By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens to spread. Considering all the losses occurred in last few decades, ecosystem restoration is a global undertaking at massive scale. It means bringing back plants and animals from the edge of extinction. This initiative emphasis on repairing billions of hectares of land so that people have access to healthy food, clean water and jobs."
Among others, BUP high officials, faculty members and students also attended the webinar.