Protected Areas Of Bangladesh, A Guide To Wildlife
October 2010: The author, a wildlife biologist, is Assistant Professor of Zoology in Bangladesh’s Jahangirnagar University. The book is an outcome of many years he spent on researching and photographing the rich biological heritage of Bangladesh, which “lies in the subtropical belt at the confluence of the two major biotic sub-regions of the Oriental Region: the Indo-Himalaya and Indo-China.”
The book informs us that Bangladesh has 121 species of mammals (including five marine species), 690 birds (380 resident, 209 winter visitors, 11 summer visitors and 90 ‘vagrants’) as well as 158 reptiles (19 marine species) and 53 amphibians. Profusely illustrated with useful appendices, the book should be useful to anyone interested in the wildlife of Bangladesh.
PROTECTED AREAS OF BANGLADESH, A GUIDE TO WILDLIFE
By M. Monirul H. Khan,
Published by Nishorgo Programme, Bangladesh Forest Department,
Soft cover, 304 pages, full colour, Price not mentioned