The 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the WildTeam, a conservation organization, was held at its head office at Cosmos Centre, Malibagh, Dhaka, on 29 November 2021. The AGM elected a five-member executive committee comprising Mr Enam Ul Haque as the Chairman of the board, Mr Md. Shamsur Rahman as the Vice-chairman, Professor Dr Md. Anwarul Islam as the General Secretary, Professor Dr Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury as the Treasurer, and Mr Enayetullah Khan as a member. Among others, Professor M Harunur Rashid, Professor Dr Nitish Chandra Debnath, and Professor Dr Mizan R Khan, who are also the board members, congratulated the executive committee members.
WildTeam is carrying out its activities to improve the conservation status of key animal species and habitats in Bangladesh and developing partnerships, tools, and platforms to build the capacity of organizations and individuals to carry out effective conservation in the country. WildTeam was able to engage communities in the Sundarbans with the support from Bangladesh Forest Department, USAID, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Zoological Society of London, IUCN-KfW, and others to conserve tigers there. It is now working in 49 of Sundarban's 76 villages with more than 400 volunteers: 340 village tiger response team (VTRT) members, 55 BaghBandhus, and 40 TigerScouts.
At present WildTeam is implementing IUCN-KfW's 'Integrated Tiger Habitat Conservation Programme' in collaboration with Wildlife Trust of India in the Sundarbans. In today's AGM WildTeam's founder, Mr Enayetullah Khan, proposed to build a boat to have a WildTeam Floating Lab cum Office in the Sundarbans, for which he would be interested to arrange funds.
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