Bird traps in Bangladesh

Md Rezaul Karim By Md Rezaul Karim, 24th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Every year many migratory and native birds cannot go back home as they are trapped by villagers in Bangladesh.

Trapping the winter birds

Human beings are more innovative in destructive measures than creative one that would help the mankind as a whole. Every September-February is the pick time for migratory birds to visit Bangladeshi countrysides, where crops are grown and marshland and riverside fishing is the way of life. For natural habitat birds are attracted to those places for their tourism and enjoyment; environmentalists would rather call it a natural phenomenon, which have been going on since the earth is created. In these circumnavigations, nature and most of they by poachers, and hunters kill many birds accidentally and deliberately. Amongst the local varieties, Parrots, Dove, Sparrows are trapped. All of them are money is not correct, some upper class citizens do it for fun, with imported hunting guns. There are laws against shooting, killing, holding, selling or any other acts that would disturb or endanger the livelihood of the native and foreign birds who usually come to Bangladesh, from the northern hemisphere. But who is heeding the calls? No one, the evildoers will do their evil works, whatever ways it can. For the law enforcing agencies it is not that serious matter to look into. The normal traditional ways were shooting by guns, catapulting, traditional mousetrap, and fish trap. Now with this new trap is evolved is Current net trap.
Current net: it is normally a fishing net used for fishing small fries. But illegal in the eye of laws, as it destroy the growing fish stock, which could be much more beneficial if matured. Mostly, the Hilsha fish is the target for catching, as it brings about good fortune, because of its price. Well, in this off-season, the same net remain unused due to strict river-forces that strangle hold the use of current nets.
Alternatively, the same is used in the field particularly the ripe paddy field, where the golden paddy attracts the birds. The Current net is laid down over the field in a
Way that once the birds sit on the crops it would never be able to get itself free from the trap. Eventually it goes to dishes or to market, where poverty is crunching. Hundreds of birds are caught in the marshland and low land areas of Sylhet, and Southern zones.
Had we have any conservations areas for birds in the hilly districts of Bangladesh, we could have done better in providing the birds with sources of habitat. Now we do not have any per se.

When the funds for environmental issues are issued from the United Nations, the condition of migratory birds must be attached. So, the Government would be compelled to perform its functions in protecting the birds as a whole.


Birds, Migratory Birds, Trap, Winter

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
I am a teacher engaged with the Southern University Bangladesh. I Like to use my spare time by writing and reading. I take it as a fun and source of inspiration in pursuing knowledge.

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author avatar Funom Makama
24th Nov 2011 (#)

This is great... Are you from Bangladesh?

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Nov 2011 (#)

Oh yea! I'm from Chittagong.

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author avatar Girishpuri
24th Nov 2011 (#)

nice share

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
24th Nov 2011 (#)

Sad for the loss of such birds. In many places we blame cats for killing songbirds and are unaware that people kill thousands of song birds intentionally.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
27th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you all for your feelings.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
3rd Dec 2011 (#)

This is one of your pages which is difficult to read, only in that cruelty is involved. Thank you so much for the pages you send.

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