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JBK Story

JBK is very familiar in the biodiversity fields with working taxon group of invertebrates.

A specialized research organization so far prevails in Bangladesh. . They have started work with one of the pollinator ‘Butterfly’ since 2010 with a unique approach by preparation of detail scientific baseline data of this taxon followed by geo-location wise in order to shape the country index of Bangladesh.They have already covered 32 districts of Bangladesh having with publication of 4 books and consequently had been conducted equal exhibitions for creating conservation awareness across the country.JBK’s latest approach of fifth phase of the inventory at Sundarban Reserve Forest under Management of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest for Biodiversity Conservation and Increased Adaptation to Climate Change (SMP) which is funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Bangladesh, likely to be remarkable initiative for getting detailed scientific information of this pollinator which likely to happen for the first time in SRF.The organization not only tie up themselves in preparing the country index of Butterflies of Bangladesh but also extended their expertise and dedication to include this taxon in the ‘updating of Red List of Bangladesh- 2015’ and as usual help to refurbish the outcome of RAG Butterfly assessment up to the mark.JBK also explored their contribution to build up odonata country index of Bangladesh. In this aspect, they have already conducted their first phase inventory - a 30 month baseline database for Dragonflies and Damselflies of Bangladesh in association with Bangladesh Forest Department and with support of IUCN Bangladesh. An eye-catching book compilation of huge scientific information along with 7-days long exhibition also conducted in this respect by them.

Key Activities

Bringing socio-economic changes to the marginal people; Creating bridge between science and policy in facing consequences of climate change; Conducting action research on environment and natural resource management; Promoting pathways to green economy; Integrating knowledge and information at community, national, regional levels and makingthem useful and effective through documentation, communication and outreach; Ensuring community engagement to protect biodiversity; Integration of indigenous knowledge and experience of communities with scientific knowledge to increase awareness and efficiency; Holding policy debate, advocacy, networking, training, workshop, seminar and symposium to generate knowledge and increase public awareness to influence policy decisions; Publication of books, newsletters and monographs to disseminate the results and findings of various research and initiatives; Running awareness programme among the local community about good governance; Gathering scientific knowledge and create awareness on technology based farming for ensuring food security; and Discovering and archiving information of endangered flora and fauna.