The Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project (BCDP) seeks to ensure the long-term protection of the cetacean (dolphins, whales and porpoises) abundance and diversity in Bangladesh by building local capacity and developing an effective science and community based conservation plan.
In July 2006 the Bangladesh Cetacean Diversity Project (BCDP) was initiated with the support of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in response to studies that found a diverse and abundant cetacean fauna in Bangladesh waters requiring conservation interventions and additional research to ensure long term viability.
We believe that with a strong collaborative effort, Bangladesh can serve as a critical ‘safety net’ for freshwater and coastal cetaceans whose populations are disappearing elsewhere in Asia.
Friendship’s mission is to help the poorest of the poor – those below any documented poverty line – living in the most underprivileged communities of Bangladesh, especially those in the most inaccessible terrains such as the chars (nomad islands) and riverine areas of the country.
We are a value-based organization and our interventions are based on compassion, in-depth knowledge, empathy and grassroots experience, intertwined with modern technology and innovative approaches. Friendship’s relationships with their beneficiaries is built on love and respect which in turn gains a level of confidence with the people, allowing Friendship to build a chain of effective and efficient services.
We accept this goodwill as a responsibility and do not use it for political, religious or commercial advantages. We are also conscientious not to disrupt the environmental and social stability, and the cultural base of the region where we work.
Friendship works in collaboration with donors and cooperative NGOs who share similar values and whose policies, goals, morals and ethics are in harmony with our organization.
Our vision is to be a sustainable, reputable and exemplary organization, recognized globally with proven sustainable social, health and environmental initiatives and with an expertise of working with the poorest of the poor people who live in the char and riverine areas of Bangladesh.
More than 50% of Bangladesh’s forest has disappeared in the last 30 years and today, the forests in sanctuaries and national parks – collectively known as “Protected Areas” – are critically threatened. At this rate of degradation, many unique flora and fauna will be lost forever.
As a response, the Forest Department has created a new Protected Areas Management Program entitled “Nishorgo”. USAID is providing financial assistance to the Program through Nishorgo Support Project. The Nishorgo Program is a comprehensive effort to improve the management of the country’s Protected Areas. Nishorgo focuses on building partnership between the Forest Department and key local, regional and national stakeholders that can assist in conservation efforts.
Sundarbans Tiger Project
To ensure the long-term conservation of the Sundarbans tiger population the Sundarbans Tiger Project aims to: make the Forest Department a leader in tiger conservation in the region through scientifically sound research and extensive capacity building, create an infrastructure for managing problem tigers and increase conservation awareness throughout Bangladesh.
USB – Urban study Group
Information on web-page is lacking, but here is an article on USG .
Initiated October 2009, The Views On Tourism Project started the creation of an online national tourism industry overview. The target is to build an online accessible introduction to important and professional Bangladeshi tourism players’, which hopefully will increase national and international interaction and sustainable development initiatives.
You can help improving this BD tourism overview by providing data about important tourism players related to the Bangladeshi tourism industry. Follow this link and read how.