Overview for Bengal Tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
The book focuses on: i. The status of the habitat of the Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans; ii. Biological details of the tigers in the Sundarbans mangrove forest; iii. The status of the principal prey species of the Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans; iv. The human-tiger interaction in the Sundarbans with a view to minimize conflicts; and v. the ways for improved management and conservation of the Bengal tigers as well as their habitat, the Sundarbans. The terrain of the Sundarbans is totally different from terrain found in Ranthambhore and Nagarahole National Park in India or Royal Chitwan National Park in Nepal, where the Bengal Tigers have been studied extensively. The mangroves presents one of the most difficult terrains in the world for conducting scientific research. A number of books as research papers on the various aspects of ecology of the Bengal tigers are available; but there are only a few published documents on various aspects of the Sundarbans tigers. This makes the Sundarbans animal, as well as its habitat more mysterious, and difficult to understand. Hence, to fulfill the demand of the academic and scientific community, as well as the general public, this book is being published to present scientific information on the mysterious life of the Bengal tiger in the Bangladesh Sundarbans mangrove forest.