Mushfiq Ahmed

Associate Specialist
Contact No.: +8801712588262

Career Summary

Mr. Ahmed is an ecologist, conservation professional, and acclaimed nature photographer who has been working on Nature and Biodiversity in Bangladesh for the past 15 years. With a dynamic and proven proactive adaptability, he envisions the possibilities of bringing out biodiversity conservation, which is under great threat. This exuberant researcher started his quest by completing his B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Biological Science, specializing in Wildlife Ecology, Management, and Conservation Biology from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

He worked as a research associate for more than a year in the Department of Zoology, JU up to 2008. Later, he served as Jr. Ecologist for Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services under the Ministry of Water Resources. He was assigned to special IEE (Initial Environmental Examination) and EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) study for different projects of the Ministry. Apparently, he devoted his research and documentation in upbringing “Prokriti O Jibon” (Nature and Life), the first-ever TV series showcasing Biodiversity and its current adverse situations on Channel i from 2009. Mr. Ahmed was visionary and intrepid to feature natural ecosystems, and wildlife habitat on TV screen for the first time in the country and help raise awareness of environmental issues globally, thus inspiring people to care about this planet.

He has notable experience of working in the overall biodiversity and environment sector of Bangladesh. He has visited more than 25 countries and participated in several international biodiversity and nature-based conferences including UNFCCC COP`s in Durban, Doha, and Warsaw as a Bangladesh Govt. delegate. For his nature conservation work, he was selected as 21st Bangladesh Young and Future (Environment)-2012 by The Daily Star. Meanwhile, he co-founded a nature-based organization named Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) in 2010. Being an ecologist, currently he is engaged in conducting various planning sector studies like Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Feasibility Assessment, IEE, ESIA, Environmental Monitoring, Natural Resources Planning, Conservation and Management studies and so on.


B.Sc. (Honors) and M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology, Management and Conservation Biology, Jahangirnagar University

Area of Interest/Expertise

Wildlife Ecology, Management and Conservation Biology, Natural Resources Managament



Hossain, M., Saha, C., Saha, S., Islam, M. H. N., Ahmed, M., Ahmed, T., Sikder, A. H. F., & Billah, M. (2024). Is the Sundarbans of Bangladesh in a State of Pollution? Open Journal of Forestry, 14, 19-41.


Md. Shibly Sadik, Ashikur Rahman Shome, Mohammad Jaman, S.M.A. Rashid, Mushfiq Ahmed, Roland Nathan Mondal, Istiak Sobhan, Josefu Tuyor, Andrew Cauldwell, Md. M. Karim 2023. Critical habitat assessment for the biodiversity of Jamuna River: an adoption of ESS6 of World Bank’s new environmental and social framework. Conference: International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment, 2023 at Reston, VA, USA and Dhaka, Bangladesh.   


Hossain Mahmood, Mushfiq Ahmed, Tarequl Islam, Mohammad Zashim Uddin, Zahir Uddin Ahmed, Chameli Saha, 2021, Paradigm shift in the management of the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh: Issues and challenges, Trees, Forests and People 5 (2021) 100094


Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed & Muqeed Majumdar Babu, 2014. Banglar Prokritite Pakhi, Anyaprokash Publications,124pp  


Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed & Muqeed Majumdar Babu, 2013. Bangladesher Poribesh O Protibesh, Anyaprokash Publications,144pp


Ahmed, M. 2013. The Lizards and Frogs of the Sundarban. In: Reza Khan (editor): Sundarban: Rediscovering Sundarban, The Mangrove Beauty of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Nymphea Publication. 154-157 Pp


Mushfiq Ahmed & Shahriar Caesar Rahman 2012. Geographical distribution of Rhabdophis himalayanus. Herpetlogical Review 43(1)2012.


Mushfiq Ahmed, Shamim Ahmed & Muqeed Majumdar Babu, 2012. Bangladesher Bonnoprani O Poribesh, Anyaprokash Publications,130pp


Mushfiq Ahmed, Anisuzzaman Khan & Muqeed Majumdar Babu, 2011. Bangladesher Jiboboichitro O Poribesh, Ananya Publications, 160 pp


Kabir, M. M., Hasan. M. K.& Ahmed. M. 2010. Chiromantis vittatus, an amphibian species recorded for the first time in Bangladesh.  Zoos Print News Letter/Frog Leg. Vol 14, 1-3 Pp 2010.  


Mahony, S., Hasan, M.K., Kabir, M.M., Ahmed. M., & Hossain M.K., 2009. A catalogue of herpetofauna in the collection of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Hamadrayad Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 80 – 94, 2009


Mahony, S., Ahmed. M., Hossain M. K., Kabir, M.M. & Hasan, M.K. 2009. Cyrtodactylus ayeyarwadyensis Bauer 2003 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Bangladesh with habitat details of new collection localities and a discussion with morphological variation. Salamandra. 45 (4):245-250.