Raise awareness among Sundarbans people to save tigers

DHAKA: Wildlife experts on Saturday called for raising awareness among the people living in the Sundarbans to save tigers in the world’s largest mangrove forest, reports UNB.
“Tigers frequently enter the locality in the Indian part of the Sundarbans, but there is no record of killing tigers there…people in our country kill tigers for lack of trust,” said Prof Anwarul Islam, chief executive of Wildteam, at the working session on environment at the UNB District Correspondents’ Conference at its office here on Saturday.
He said people never give importance to the national resources and kill wildlife, including tiger, to protect their domestic animals from the attack of wild animals.
Showing historical evidence of tiger’s existence in the land, Prof Anwarul Islam said once tigers were everywhere in the country even in Dhaka. “Now tigers have taken shelter in the Sundarbans after losing their habitats.”
He said the food and habitats of tigers must be protected aiming to save tiger population in the planet.
“Currently about 300-500 Bengal tigers are living in the Sundarbans.  You will never find any such forest across the world where so many tigers live in a single forest,” the wildlife expert said.