Sonadia ECA (Ecologically Critical Area) is a significant area of ecological importance in Bangladesh, known for its biodiversity. In recognition of the importance of Sonadia ECA and the need to conserve its biodiversity, for the 1st time in Bangladesh, Summit LNG Terminal Co. (Pvt.) Ltd., a private sector company, is implementing a full-fledged Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) in Sonadia ECA & the surrounding areas of Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar. This project aims to ensure No Net Loss in natural habitat but Net Gain.
As recommended in the BAP, Nature Conservation Management has formed a Conservation Action Management Committee (CAMC) with representatives from the Department of Environment, Department of Fisheries, Forest departments, Bird specialists & local community members. The 5th meeting of the CAMC was held on February 25th, 2023, at Belkardia, Sonadia ECA. The meeting held at the ECA site is a rare event and contemplates the significance of achieving the No Net Loss & Net Gain objectives of the BAP implementation project.