Tiger conservation in Bangladesh
Copyright Elisabeth Farhni Mansur and Rubaiyat Mansur Mowgli
ZSL is working with the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh to conserve one of the world’s largest remaining populations of tigers along with its home in the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.
ZSL staff helped create the Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan (4.4 MB), which addresses a full range of tiger conservation issues from tiger and prey poaching to woodcutting, using holistic solutions combining law enforcement, education and livelihood initiatives.
Sharing our Success: First ever translocation of stray tiger back to safety
Recently, ZSL and STP assisted the Bangladesh Forest Department in the first ever translocation of a stray tiger (such tigers are usually beaten to death) back to the safety of the forest.
Blogging from the Sundarbans
Conserving aquatic resources in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
ZSL is collaborating with the Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh to develop a new aquatics project in the Sundarbans - the World's largest mangrove forest - investigating the poorly understood fishieres in the region. Find out more .
Tigers in the forest
As the area is home to one of the largest surviving single populations of tigers in the world, it is clear that conserving the tigers in Bangladesh will therefore contribute massively to the conservation of the species as a whole.
However, despite being legally protected since 1974, the tiger remains very endangered.
Living with Tigers
It is astonishing to think that this is an everyday reality for the poor families living in the villages bordering the Sundarban mangrove forest that spans Bangladesh and India. These big cats are on the brink of extinction, but faced with the threat of attack on top of a daily struggle against poverty, would you be so keen to conserve the tiger?
Donate to this project
With less than 4000 left in the world - and less than 500 in Bangladesh - tigers need your help.
All donations will go to directly to Sundarbans tiger conservation. Help us to save the tiger.