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Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2005  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 250 - 252

Study on Human Royal Bengal Tiger Interaction of in situ and ex situ in Bangladesh

M.A.K. Azad, M.A. Hashem and M.M. Hossain    

Abstract: Study was conducted to gain a better understanding on the impact of tiger attacks on people by tigers from the Sundarbans as well as different zoo in Bangladesh. From the study it was observed that the highest number of tiger attacks occurred in Shatkhira and lowest in Khulna range, the largest concentration (94%) of attacks took place between 10-12 AM and least (10%) at 9 PM to 3 AM as well as it is clear that people in the age group 15-29 are the least vulnerable, while people that are 60 or over are much vulnerable to tiger attacks, where as Mawalis are the most (51%) as well as Bawalis are the second most (20%) vulnerable to tiger attacks. From the study it also appears that 52% of the victim’s are attacked during collecting fuel wood, timber or other raw materials and around 20% of the victim’s are found during fishing, among them 68% of the victim’s suffered from their decrease income and expenditure and around 28% of the victim’s suffered from stopping their income source. From the study it is concluded that an awareness campaign and motivation is needed as well as diversified income stability to create for the victim’s in the Sundarbans.

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