Mushfiq Ahmed

Associate Specialist
Contact No.: +8801712588262
Email: mahmed@cegisbd.com; mushfiq.wildlife@gmail.com

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 13 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 same department up to 2008. He served as Jr. Ecologist for Centre 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. Currently, he is working as an Ecologist in the ecology, forestry, and biodiversity division of CEGIS. 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 etc.


Education

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


Publications

2021

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

2014

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

2013

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

2013

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

2012

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

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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.  

2009

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

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.