Nursery Development for Regeneration of Threatened Species
Implementing Entity : 26 Nurseries of Bangladesh
Location : Throughout Bangladesh
Duration : 1.5 Years (Dec ember 2005 to May 2007)
Budget : BDT. 7,017,300 (USD 1.00 = BDT 69.00 approx.)
Context :

Bangladesh is a land of wide biodiversity and natural resources. The country has diversified agroecological settings. Rapidly growing population of the country has threatened her rich biodiversity. Unfortunately, many species are extinct and a large number of them are alarmingly endangered. Conservation efforts with emphasis of regenerative activities deserve highest priority for restoration and sustaining of country's biodiversity. A number of nurseries for regeneration of endangered tropical forest species will be established in different potential regions of the country. Local NGOs and CBOs will take part in the implementation of the program.

Objectives :
  1. Train nurserymen/women about latest techniques of nursery management, importance and propagation of indigenous species
  2. Conservation of different species from the threat of extinction
  3. Seedlings and other planting material of indigenous species make available for prospective planters
Objectives :
  1. Selection of a professional to facilitate training and establish nurseries in selected locations.
  2. Selection of nurseries.
  3. Visit relevant institutions and develop a list of threatened species.
  4. Impart training for the malis of selected nurseries.
  5. Nursery establishment, supervision and monitoring including collection of propagation materials and preparation
Progress/Achievements :
  1. 26 Nurseries across the country were selected for raising the seedlings of the threatened species.
  2. The nurseries are located in Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Sylhet, Tangail, Gazipur, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Naogaon, Chapai Nawabgonj and Jessore districts.
  3. The participants identified the threatened species of their own localities and expressed their interest in raising the seedlings/cuttings of those species in the nursery for further multiplication and domestication.
  4. The major species are Boilam (Anisoptera scaphula), Haldu (Adina Cordifolia), Pitraj (Aphanamixis Polystachya), Agar (Aquilaria agallocha), Batna (Castanopsis lancifolia), Barta (Artocarpus Lacucha), etc.
  5. About 0.6 million seedlings are raised in the 26 nurseries and about 80% of them have been sold.
  6. The nurserymen received training on ‘Regeneration of threatened species of Bangladesh' facilitated by suilviculturist from Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University.

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Phone: +880-2-8711240
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Fax: +880-2-8711592
Email: info@arannayk.org
Address: House# 21, Western Road, DOHS, Banani. Dhaka - 1206, Bangladesh

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