25 wild birds, monkey rescued
Twenty-five wild and migratory birds and a monkey were rescued from four different places in Sylhet city yesterday afternoon. Rab has also detained a wholesaler of wild birds in this connection during a drive.
Of the rescued animals, there are 20 cotton pygmy geese (locally known as Balihash), four eastern great egrets (locally known as Bak), one common hill myna, and one Assamese macaque monkey.
“Social worker Enamul Munir located the four egrets being sold at Mirabazar area, who were rescued with the help of the Forest Department. Later, four pygmy geese and a myna were rescued from a pigeon store at Bharthokhola area,” said Abdul Karim Kim, general secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa) Sylhet chapter.
The rescued birds were released at Sheikhghat area near the Surma Rive