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Dragonflies & Damselflies of Bangladesh

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
A photography exhibition titled Dragonflies & Damselflies of Bangladesh - Inventory 1st Phase’ organised by Jiban Bikash Karjocrom (JBK) is going on at the
La Galerie of the Alliance Française
de Dhaka (AFD) in the city’s
Dhanmondi area now.
The inaugural ceremony of the
exhibition and book launching
ceremony was held on August 5. Ishtiaq Uddin Ahmed, Country Representative, IUCN Bangladesh, Ashit Ranjan Paul, Conservator of Forests, Wildlife and Nature Conservation Circle, Department of Forest and Prof Dr Abdul Jabber Howlader, Dean, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, among others,
were present during
the inaugural ceremony and
launching programme.  
Dragonflies and damselflies play key roles in both terrestrial and aquatic
habitats. They are the indicators of
different biotypes and habitats, and have been used as tools to assess the
biological health of aquatic habitats. They are also considered model
organisms to assess the effects of
global climate change.
Jiban Bikash Karjocrom (JBK), an NGO, in association with Department of Forest and IUCN Bangladesh took the initiative to uphold the importance and conservation awareness of this insect.
The inventory first phase spans from November 2013 to May 2016 and was covered 30  districts of Bangladesh (Bandarban - Lama, Sadar and Thanchi upazillas), Bhola, Bogra, Chandpur, Comilla, Cox's Bazar, Dhaka, Gaibandha, Gazipur, Habigonj, Jessore, Joypurhat, Kishoreganj, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Laxmipur, Manikganj, Moulavibazar, Mymensingh, Narail, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Natore, Netrokona, Panchagarh,  Rangamati, Rangpur, Sunamganj, Sylhet and Tangail).
The phase is very much imperative not only in terms conduct baseline
survey of large geo-locations of Bangladesh but also able to work on areas of dragonflies and damselflies
biodiversity hot spot of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions. It is mentionable, the study also particularly covered Lawachara National Park, Satchari National Park, Razkandi Reserve Forest, Kaptai National Park, Himchari National Park, Bhawal National Park, Char Kukri Mukri Wildlife Sanctuary, Madhabkunda Eco Park and National Botanical
Garden at Mirpur.
A total of 3, 00,972 images comprising 62 species under 9 families had been documented during the initial phase of this study. Among them 3 Aeshnidae,
3 Gomphidae, 33 Libellulidae,
3 Calopterygidae, 2 Chlorocyphidae, 11 Coenagrionidae, 3 Euphaeidae,
1 Lestidae and 3 Platycnemididae were documented.
The exhibition will continue
till 13 August. n

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