04 Jun '11, 10am

Bangladesh gets World Bank loan for wildlife - Straits Times #Bangladesh

DHAKA - Bangladesh will receive US$36 million (S$44 million) credit from the World Bank for a project on the strengthening regional cooperation for wildlife protection in Asia, a statement by the lending agency said on Saturday. The project will address cross-border illegal wildlife trade through regional cooperation and capacity building, and support the country's initiative for habitat protection and management for wildlife in general and tigers in particular. South Asia is a home to 13 to 15 per cent of the world's biodiversity and hosts some of the most endangered species on earth, the World Bank said. The bank said: '...pressures such as deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, and poaching of wild animals have put the environmental and ecological balance under severe threat.' 'This project will be the entry point to regional cooperation for wildlife protection and con...

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