Question: what happens if you contribute to depleting the biodiversity of your country?
Answer: Well a few years later, you become business woman of the year.

Hasina Neewaj

Sorry, that should read outstanding business woman of the year. So..er..I guess .. congratulations Hasina Neewaj. She started off exporting turtles to Hong Kong. This is a trade which has seen a growing number of asian turtles threatened and about to become extinct. Bangladesh exported turtles worth over US$ 8.5 million during fiscal years 1996-1997. During 1997-1998, exports had declined to a value of US$ 1.7 million (Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau 1998). One can guess why….I don’t know what the latest stats are…probably dire.