Dr. Mohammed Mostafa Feeroz is the senior most Professor of the Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University. He received National Award Gold Medal “Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation-2014” for his outstanding contribution to education, research and conservation of wildlife of Bangladesh. He completed his MSc in Wildlife Ecology from Jahangirnagar University in 1989. He joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Zoology in 1992, became Professor in 2005 and Grade-1 Professor in 2017. He was awarded the Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD Program in 1995 and obtained his degree in Primate Ecology, Management and Conservation from the University of Cambridge, UK in 1999.
He has expanded the wildlife research field in Bangladesh since 2005, added two new arenas: wildlife population genetics and transmissible diseases between wildlife and human which enriched the research facilities by developing several link programs with the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA and the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. Prof. Feeroz is awarded NIH (National Institute of Health, USA) Grant and also completed 57 research projects as the Coordinator/Principal Investigator funded by international organizations.
He worked in several key position of the university viz. Drirctor, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (2018-2023), Chairman, Dept. of Zoology (2004-2007), Member of of Senate (2001-2009), Member of Syndicate (2002-2005) and Warden (2001-2005).
He has published 173 research articles in national and international journals and is also the author/co-author of 18 books, and has participated in 41 international symposiums and congresses held in 13 countries (UK, USA, Japan, Norway, China, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Nepal). He is the member of “Wildlife Advisory Board”, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Bangladesh, from 2006 to 2018 as well as member of “National Expert Committee” for SRCWP, Tangua Haor and many others. He is also the member of 21 national/international organizations including Asian Elephant Specialist Group (AsESG), Otter Specialist Group (OSG), Primate Specialist Group (PSG) of IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). He is the “Lead Assessor” of Red List Assessing Group-Mammals, the Red List Updating-Bangladesh by IUCN. He discovered 7 DNA Haplotypes of Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta) of Bangladesh which is the first DNA isolation from any wildlife species of Bangladesh in 2006 and have two patent of Primer for this species in Bangladeshi name. The largest open access database on biodiversity of Protected Areas of Bangladesh (BioTrack) is also developed by him. He has developed “Fun and Learn” non-formal environmental education program for school children living in and around the protected areas of Bangladesh supported by GIZ, Forest Department and Arannayk Foundation. He developed Field Training Course in collaboration with University of Washington, USA since 2006 through which 260 students got training. He is the co-organizer of Bird Fair in Jahangirnagar University to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation since 2005.
He has supervised 150 research theses in M.Sc/M.Phil/Ph.D level on different aspects of wildlife of Bangladesh. He is also the supervisor of a Post-Doctoral Fellow supported by Fullbright Research Fellowship from USA.
He is the founder of the Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in Jahangirnagar University, the first of its kind in Bangladesh. He has a blog page (https://www.facebook.com/BengalsWildTales) and a YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJILvCmgy6mSldvVTaKIgQ) on wildlife of Bangladesh “Bengal’s WILD TALES with Dr. Feeroz” followed by more than +100K followers and subscribed by more than 35000 respectively. Prof. Feeroz is the Director, Producer and Photographer of more than 350 documentaries on different aspects of wildlife of Bangladesh which are available in this Channel and Webpage.
Wildlife ecology, management and conservation; population genetics, bidirectional pathogen transfer
JOURNAL PAPERSaha, A., Vogt, K., Feeroz, M.M. and Hasan, M.K, A re-discovery of Coelops frithii (Chiroptera, Hipposideridae) from its type locality after one and a half century, Mammalia, 2022, doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/mammalia-2021-0092
Turner, J.C., Barman, S., Feeroz, M.M., Hasan, M.K., Akhtar, S., Walker, D., Jeevan, T., Mukherjee, N., El‐Shesheny, R., Seiler, P. and Franks, J.,, Distinct but Connected Avian Influenza Virus Activities in Wetlands and Live Poultry Markets in Bangladesh, 2018–2019, Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2022. doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/tbed.14450
El-Shesheny, R., Turner, J.C.M., Walker, D., Franks, J., Seiler, P., Barman, S., Feeroz, M.M., Hasan, M.K., Akhtar, S., Mukherjee, N., Kercher, L., McKenzie, P, Webster, R.G., Webby, R.J., Detection of a Novel Reassortant H9N9 Avian Influenza Virus in Free-Range Ducks in Bangladesh, 13, 12, pp.2357, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/v13122357
Nahid, M.I., Khan, M.N.S., Begum, S., Feeroz, M.M., Hasan, M.K., Breeding notes on Bengal Bushlark in a fragmented habitat of Bangladesh, Zoo’s Print, 36, 11, pp.52-55, 2021.
Turner, J.C., Barman, S., Feeroz, M.M., Hasan, M.K., Akhtar, S., Jeevan, T., Walker, D., Franks, J., Seiler, P., Mukherjee, N. and Kercher, L, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N6) Virus Clade 2.3. 4.4 h in Wild Birds and Live Poultry Markets, Bangladesh, Emerging Infectious Diseases, 27, 9, pp.2492-2494, 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2709.210819
Mia, M., Saha, A., Feeroz, M.M. and Hasan, M.K., Local Long-nosed Fruit Bat Macroglossus sobrinus: A New Distribution Record in Bangladesh, Journal of Bombay Natural History Society, 2019. doi: doi:10.17087/jbnhs/2019/v116/107425
Barman, S., Turner,C.M. J, Hasan, M.K., Akhtar, S. El-Shesheny, R., Franks, J., Walker, D., Seiler, P., Friedman, K., Kercher, L., Jeevan, T., McKenzie, P., Webby, R.J., Webster, R.G. and Feeroz, M.M., Continuing evolution of highly pathogenic H5N1 viruses in Bangladeshi live poultry markets, Emerging Microbes & Infections, 8, 1, pp.650-661, 2019. doi: DOI: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1605845
El-Shesheny, R., Franks, J., Marathe, B. M., Hasan, M. K., Feeroz, M. M., Krauss, S., Vogel, P., McKenzie, P., Webby, R. J., Webster, R. G., Genetic characterization and pathogenic potential of H10 avian influenza viruses isolated from live poultry markets in Bangladesh, Scientific reports, 8, 1, pp.10693, 2018.
Datta, A. K., Hasan, M. K., & Feeroz, M. M., Threat to Snakes: Mortality of snakes due to vehicular traffic and anthropogenic impacts in Jahangirnagar University campus, Bangladesh., ZOO'S PRINT, 33, 11, pp.10-14, 2018.
Rahman, T.R., Shoma, S.F. Feeroz, M.M. and Hasan. M.K., Food and Feeding Behaviour of Chestnut-tailed Starling, Sturnia malabarica at Jahangirnagar University Campus, Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences, 8, 1, pp.17-23, 2019.
Hridoy, T.H., Rahman, M.T., Saha, A., Hasan, M.K. and Feeroz, M.M., Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana): a first record from the northern floodplain in Bangladesh., Birding Asia, 30, pp.109-110, 2018.
Nahid, M. I., Begum, S., Feeroz, M. M., & Hasan, M. K., Yellow-footed Green Pigeon: Notes on nesting behaviour of Treron phoenicoptera in a semi-urban area of Bangladesh, ZOO'S PRINT, 33, 4, pp.15-18, 2018.
Seiler, P., Kercher, L., Feeroz, M.M., Shanmuganatham, K., Jones –Enge, L., Turner, J., Walker, D., Alam, A.S.M.R., Hasan, M.K., Akhtar, S., McKenzie, P., Franks, J., Krauss, S., Webby, R.J. and Webster, R.G., H9N2 Influenza viruses from Bangladesh: transmission in chicken and New World quail, Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 12, pp.814-817, doi: doi: 10.1111/irv.12589
Rahman, T. Hasan, M.K., and Feeroz, M.M., Second record of White-footed Indochinese Rat Rattus nitidus (Hodgsoon, 1845) in Bangladesh, The Journal of Zoology Studies, 4, 2, pp.6-8,
Saha, A., Feeroz, M. M. and Hasan, M. K., Recent Record of Javan Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus javanicus, Gray 1838) from Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh., Barbastella, 10, 1, 2017. doi: doi: https://doi.org/10.14709/BarbJ.10.1.2017.05
Saha, A., Feeroz, M. M. and Hasan, M. K., Andersen’s leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros pomona) is still living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Mammalia, doi: doi:10.1515/mammalia-2017-0027
BOOKFeeroz, M. M., Biodiversity of Doluchari Village Common Forest, pp.184, 2017.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Doluchari Village Common Forest
Feeroz, M.M., Biodiversity of Inani Protected Area, pp.218, 2016.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Inani Protected AreaFeeroz, M. M. and Uddin, Z.M., Biodiversity of Nijhum Dweep National Park, pp.128, 2015.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Nijhum Dweep National ParkHasan, MK, MMH. Khan and MM Feeroz, Amphibians and Reptiles of Bangladesh: A Field Guide, pp.196, 2014.
This book is about the Amphibians and Reptiles of BangladeshFeeroz, M. M., Biodiversity of Chunati Wildlife Sanctuary: Fauna, pp.200, 2014.
This book is about the faunal diversity of the Chunati wildlife sanctuaryFeeroz, M.M., Biodiversity of Protected areas of Bangladesh. Vol. III: Teknaf Wildlife Sancuary, pp.242, 2013.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Teknaf Wildlife SancuaryFeeroz, M. M. and B Sajeda, Amader Chunati Bonnoprani Ovoiarannay, pp.24, 2013.
This book is for environmental education programme among chieldren living around protected areas through Fun and Learn techniqueSarmin Sultana, Abdul Aziz, Mostafa Feeroz, Ecology of Wetland Birds: Activity, feeding and breeding behaviour of three wetland birds in Jahangirnagar University campus, Bangladesh, pp.144, 2013.
This book is about the Ecology of Wetland Birds of Jahangirnagar University
Feeroz, M. M., M.K. Hasan and M.K. Hossain, Biodiversity of Protected areas of Bangladesh. Vol. II: Dudpukuria-Dhopachari Wildlife Sancuary, pp.224, 2012.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Dudpukuria-Dhopachari Wildlife SancuaryDas, D.K and M.M. Feeroz, Birds and Mammals on Ficus, 2012.
This book is about the keystone species Ficus sppFeeroz, M. M., M.K. Hasan and M.M.H. Khan, Biodiversity of Protected areas of Bangladesh. Vol. I: Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sancuary, pp.216, 2011.
This book is about the Biodiversity of Rema-Kalenga Wildlife SancuaryIslam, MA, MM Feeroz, MM Kabir, S Begum, SB Muzaffar and MA Aziz, Hoolock Gibbbon Conservation Manual, pp.96, 2007.
This is a manual for gibbon conservationAli Reza, A.H.M., M.A. Islam, Feeroz, M. M. and A Nishat., The Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans, pp.141, 2004.
This book is about the Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
Feeroz, M. M. and F. Deodatus, Wildlife Training Manual for basic ecology, wildlife management and survey techniques, 2003.
A trainning manual for basic ecology, wildlife management and survey techniquesFeeroz, M. M. and M.A.Islam, Ecology and Behaviour of hoolock gibbons of Bangladesh, pp.91, 1992.
This book is about the Ecology and Behaviour of hoolock gibbons of Bangladesh
EDITED BOOKFeeroz, M.M., Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, pp.232, 2015. https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/RL-549.3-003-v.2.pdf
This book is about the Red listing of Mammals of BangladeshFeeroz, M. M., Jalpipi. A special publication to celebrate Bird Fair- 2006, pp.112, 2006.
This book is a compilation of different stories on birds, a special publication to celebrate Bird Fair- 2006
Molur, S., D. Brandon-Jones, W. Dittus, A. Eudey, A.Kumar, M. Singh, Feeroz, M. M., M.Chalise, P.Priya and S. Walker, Status of South Asian Primates, 2003.
This is a compilation of the status of primates of South Asia
AWARDFeeroz, M.M., National Gold Medal: BANGABANDHU Award for Wildlife Conservation-2014, 2014.
National Gold Medal for lifetime achievements on wildlife research, teaching and conservationCommonwealth Scholarship. UK.,
Commonwealth Scholarship. UK. 1995-99. For PhD research in the University of CambridgeFellow of Zoological Society of Bangladesh 2019,
Fellow of Zoological Society of BangladeshThe Newton Trust Scholarship,
The Newton Trust Scholarship. Cambridge, UK. 1999Selwyn College Graduate Scholarship. Cambridge,
Selwyn College Graduate Scholarship. Cambridge, UK. 1995
KEYNOTE SPEECHFeeroz, M.M, Capacity building on English Communication skills on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism at Kui Buri Nationjal Park, Thailand, June 2023.
Organized by Srinakharinwirot University International College for Sustainability Studies.Feeroz, M.M., Biodiversity Conservation: Bangladesh Perspective, 23rd National Conference of Zoological Society of Bangladesh, Senate Hall, University of Dhaka, 2023.
Feeroz, M.M., Dolphins of Bangladesh : An Ecological perspective, International Dolphin Day -2022. Dhaka, Organised by MoEF/FD, 2022.
Feeroz, M.M., Save Tiger for Protection of the Sundarbans, International Tiger Day 2015, Organised by MoEF/FD, 2015.
Period: 1995 to 1999