GBT has the plan to extend these services through the help of people, who are able and wish to help the poor.
Environment Magazine: R/P
“ SobugjPotro”: Sobuj Potro” is the green magazine published by GBT. It contains different environmental issues and contributors are consisted of University Teachers and students. It has an editorial board to orchestrate the magazine.
POOR MEDICINE BANK
‘Medicine bank’ receive medicine from donors to distribute them freely to the poor people.
EARTHQUAKE AWARENESS, PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM AND DRR:
Dhaka is the second most vulnerable city to earthquake in the world. Recently we have seen some evidences of this catastrophically disaster. A minor earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 on the Richter scale hit the country. Most alarming matter was an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 on the Richter scale hit the capital city Dhaka.
While researchers have ensured that only earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale can cause a great devastation for Dhaka city. As Earthquake is a natural phenomenon nothing can be done to prevent it. But adequate mass people awareness and disaster preparedness can reduce the loss and destruction Green belt Trust has started the program to make adequate mass awareness and disaster preparedness about earthquake and DRR.
SAVE TIGER, SAVE SUNDARBAN AND ANIMAL RIGHT
Tiger is the most elegant animal of the kingdom, Bangladeshi tigers that are known as Royal Bengal Tiger are the most gorgeous among all, and it is the national animal of the country, a symbol of our pride. Conserving tiger is a responsibility for all of us not only for pride but also to sustain ecological balance and diversity. A Hundred years ago there were approximately 100000 tigers, but there are only as few as 3200 left now. This is the high time for us to save this animal from extinction. Solitary and beautiful, the tiger prowls alone and marks its territory carefully, patrolling each corner of its domain methodically every few weeks. Expert hunters who kill their prey with a bite to the throat or back of the neck, tigers are carnivores that eat large mammals like deer, pigs and buffalo. In order to satisfy their large appetites—and their offspring—these big cats must have access to wide swaths of land and large populations of prey. Historically, hundreds of thousands of tigers roamed across Asia, but their numbers have plummeted dramatically. Today, tigers occupy only 7 percent of their historical range. The largest tiger population is now in India, but there are wild populations in numerous Asian countries. WCS is working throughout the continent to protect this astounding mammal, which can survive in diverse habitats that include tropical rain forests, mangrove swamps, grasslands, evergreen forests, and snowy, rocky terrain.
Tigers are losing their natural habitats. Hunters who kill wildlife either for human consumption or illegal trade have depleted populations of deer and other prey, making food scarce. Logging roads give people easier access to places where wild tigers live, further compromising their fragile environments. Throughout its range, the tiger is killed for its stunning pelt, bones and other body parts, many of which are used as ingredients in traditional Chinese medicines. Even though the sale of tiger parts is illegal, a hunter can receive thousands of dollars per cat.
Bangladesh government is committed to save tigers and an important nation to lead this fight throughout the globe, Green belt trust has made some intensive program on awareness to people for save the tigers, we have arranged installations, human chain, cultural program, we want to spread this program more and more so that we can save this endangered animal.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT
2012Four Day long international youth conference on Environment commenced on March 6, 2012 at University of Dhaka.
Environment and Forest Minister, Hasan Mahmud inaugurated the conference at Nawab Ali chowdhury Senate building. Green Belt Trust (GBT) and Department of Geology of University of Dhaka has jointly organized it.
The minister said that not only Bangladesh but the whole world is facing the environmental disaster. Developed countries are culpable for that. We must try hard to generate compensation from them.
He also said that, The earth is a tiny little piece compare to the universe, but it is the only place where life evolved, but unfortunately it is in the verge of sinking due to environmental disaster.
Vice chancellor of University of Dhaka, Professor AAMS ArefinSiddik, executive director of Bangladesh centre for advance studies AtikurRahman, Chairman of Green Belt Trust, JasimKatabi also gave speech in the occasion.