The USAID’s ECO LIFE Activity: Habitat Improvement.
Excessive anthropogenetic pressure on forest areas is a serious challenge for the forest’s existence and the associated biodiversity.
Planting saplings outside of the forest areas or the buffer areas is essential to continue the existence of wild flora and fauna. In this connection, in July 2021, as part of institutional plantation activity, NACOM planted 200 different fruit species saplings within an area of 30 decimal in Khaja Manjil, an orphanage, and Madrasha in Cox’s Bazar that provides free religious education to the orphans.
The planted species are Mango, Litchi, Sapodilla, Orange, Lemon, etc. The students and teachers of this institution were directly involved in the plantation and protection of saplings. As a result, all 200 saplings are alive and rapidly growing. The students of this orphanage have become more conscious of the importance of trees.
It can be expected from them that they will keep spreading the information about the significance of trees and wildlife when they become religious leaders.
“On behalf of our Orphanage and Madrasha, I appreciate the institutional plantation activity. Soon, our institution will be greener and will be a good habitat for wildlife. As we involved our students to look after the plantation, they will be more sympathetic to these beautiful creations of Almighty Allah. And I sincerely appreciate the support of the USAID ECO LIFE project.”- Moulovi Shamsul Alam, President of the Madrasha committee.