Ecology and Conservation of the Man-Eating Bengal Tigers of the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh
SPEAKER: AHM Ali Reza, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Wildlife Management Programs, Department of Biological Sciences, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS.
Photo Credit: Steve Winter
The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the largest single block of productive tidal mangrove forest in the world. It is located in the mouth of the mighty River Ganges.
The story of the Sundarbans Bengal Tigers is completely different from the tiger populations of mainland India. The Bengal Tigers that live here adapted an amphibian life-style in a very difficult and fragile terrain. Like many of the world's most recognized and beloved creatures, these tigers are in trouble. Their conservation is even more difficult as they are historically known as 'man-eaters'. Hear some of the untold stories of this mysterious tiger population during this lecture.