Friday, July 7, 2017

Role of Growing Social Media to Educate Traveler in Bangladesh

The urge to keep our nature clean and healthy is inevitable.
Can we bring additional information to the group besides logistics? For instance, how to keep our parks clean and healthy? How can we educate our communities and travelers to respect our natural resources and conserve those? This is not the sole responsibility of our government alone. As a responsible traveler, one can play an important role protecting our national parks and help improve our rich biodiversity. It does not require being highly educated from top universities or receiving extensive training; it is about common sense. This is so encouraging the way our country traveler appreciate nature. Facebook groups like Travelers of Bangladesh, Tour Group BD and so on are nowadays a recognized platform for tourists of all ages to share relevant information and even organizing tour across the country and beyond. Having this opportunity, we can share critical ecological information among our wanderer so that they can transfer at the community level. A large number of us is visiting remotest part of the country, exploring the wilderness, and discovering newer spots. Could we learn about the ecological sensitivity from local communities and spread those among our fellow traveler? One might have to add one or sentences in his/her post. Mother Nature has sanctified us with unique ecological diversity. We can do more for her. In this age of technological revolution, social media can be a valuable tool to interchange knowledge.
I’ve visited few national parks and refuges in North America where I had to self-pay the entrance fees. There I have met people paying without any hesitation. In the US, only 20% people go to college/university after completing high school. Still, the system they developed over the past decades that 95% of them are aware of what to do and what not to do in a National Park. Nobody throws plastic items in the woods or through a car window. Our conversation should include environmental conservation. A clean and healthy forest would certainly be a better place to visit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Puerto Rican Avifauna

Puerto Rican Avifauna

Mountain Stream Enroute to Paro Chu (River)

Sajek, Khagrachari Hill Tracts

Khagrachari Hill Tracts, the South-eastern part of Bangladesh also known as 'Chengmi' state, around 270 km from Dhaka and 2000 ft above sea level. As one of the country's most picturesque landscapes, hundreds of local and regional tourists are traveling there to enjoy its vast lush greenery. Our second objective of this trip was to listen to the soothing music of nature. Sajek, the most visited place there, is still 40 km away from so-called minimum services for human survival (running water, electricity, etc.). However, that's the reason there is some green left. Considering the high value, miles after miles of teak plantation taking over the natural forest covers. It was visible that to meet the tourist needs local influential people are logging trees and building new guest houses. I was surprised to see an elementary school is powered by solar energy to run computers, motor, bulbs and other.

The valley embraced three great mountain rivers - Chengi, Kasalong and Maini. Due to security concern and some military restrictions, I could only see the Chengi and couple of streams inflowing water into it. The beautiful land of cloud, Sajek Valley, where clouds ☁️ from The Himalayan mountains get stuck as they flow with downwind towards the Bay of Bengal. In any monsoon of my life, I'll walk on the cloudscape there 😄😄😄.

"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Ravindranath Tagore.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Magnetism of Spring in Bangladesh

Spring brings freshness in all aspect of lives. “Pohela falgun” The 1st day of spring is a traditional festival in Bangladesh. Tune to the colorful life with the flavor of spring is the festival theme. There are six distinctive seasons in a calendar year in Bangladesh. Falgun is the opening month of the Bangla calendar.

Likeness, favoritism, and fondness defer from person to person, species to species and culture to culture. Plants, birds, insects and the coating of our villages get to pour with the new blush. There is a critical combination in the rural structure of Bangladesh; dwellers are from different mindset residing together with unique cultural, religious and educational background. The originality of this season conveys harmony among all the lives, not considering the religion, literacy and societal standing. The vary season ‘Spring’ is the most colorful and enthralling fragment in a calendar year. The rural portrait starts transforming its crust with the incredible multiplicity of color. The changes at the moment in time are unmistakably observable.

Shimul flower (Bombax ceiba), symbol of Spring in Bangladesh










 The rural landscape:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Birds - January 2013 Album

I was just wondering to post something after a long unwanted/unintentional disconnection from my page. Just posting some old but living snaps from my albums.
Reflection - Intermediate Egret gently waiting for food

It was the very first week of January 2013; we just got out of the city for the sake of getting rid of boredom. We had a hidden intention to visit any of the country's wetland, where we will have the opportunity to see some migratory birds and also the dazzling nature of countryside.

Bronze-winged Jacana

We were lucky to observe the bona fide color of the morning we would be bearing in mind for rest of the life. I have shared another story of the same day earlier, but couldn't prohibit myself from sharing second version. A day full of thrilling and excitement, we have seen thousands of birds flying and/or circling above us in blue sky.

A flock of Indian pond heron

Little Cormorant having breakfast

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