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Protecting the forests, one species at a time

DNMUM415860 | 6/10/2018 | Author : Pooja Patel | WC :530

Shahriar Caesar Rahman has been working towards saving Bangladesh’s last wilderness. Pooja Patel speaks to the conservation biologist, who recently bagged the Whitley Award

Shahriar Caesar Rahman, 31, a Bangladeshi national, probably spends more time with reptiles than humans. A conservation
biologist by profession, Caesar is known for his efforts in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a
biodiversity hotspot in Bangladesh. “I
started volunteering in 2007, with Wildmetro, a New York-based wildlife organisation. At an early age, I had decided that I will spend my life researching wildlife,” he says. As the Co-founder and CEO of Creative Conservation Alliance (CCA), a non-profit organisation, he also serves as the Regional Vice Chair-South Asia of IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group.
It was in 2011, during his first visit to the Hill Tracts that he came ac
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