Sayera (40), her husband Shamsur Rahman died 4 years ago while fishing.
In the south-west part of Bangladesh many people are dependent on Sundarban for collecting honey, crabs, golpata, woods, and fishing. As they have to go inside the forest, these people are mostly killed by tiger attack leaving their belongings behind. 

Shundarban is one of the largest mangrove forest in the world. This forest has a viable population of ‘Royal Bengal tiger’ at present. Because of cyclones like ‘Sydr’(2007) and ‘Aila’(2009) lots animals and sweet water ponds were destroyed and Tigers are not getting enough food and water to survive, which is one of the main reasons moving them out from their territory. In the south-west part of Bangladesh Poverty forces people into the forest, into the tigers' natural habitat. And the animals are hungry, with hunting and newly introduced diseases steadily reducing the populations of wild boars, deer and monkeys in the Sundarbans. As a result, killing of tigers and humans are growing rapidly.

 (image by Tushikur Rahman)
Sayera (40), her husband Shamsur Rahman died 4 years ago while fishing. In the south-west part of Bangladesh many people are dependent on Sundarban for collecting honey, crabs, golpata, woods, and fishing. As they have to go inside the forest, these people are mostly killed by tiger attack leaving their belongings behind. Shundarban is one of the largest mangrove forest in the world. This forest has a viable population of ‘Royal Bengal tiger’ at present. Because of cyclones like ‘Sydr’(2007) and ‘Aila’(2009) lots animals and sweet water ponds were destroyed and Tigers are not getting enough food and water to survive, which is one of the main reasons moving them out from their territory. In the south-west part of Bangladesh Poverty forces people into the forest, into the tigers' natural habitat. And the animals are hungry, with hunting and newly introduced diseases steadily reducing the populations of wild boars, deer and monkeys in the Sundarbans. As a result, killing of tigers and humans are growing rapidly.
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