Kakoli Dhali(8), her father  Abul Kashem died 5 years ago by a tiger while fishing inside Shunderban.  Afer that her mother got married again, now Kakoli and her four brothers are living with her grandmother Moriom(85). Shatkhira, Bangladesh 2010. 

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)
Kakoli Dhali(8), her father Abul Kashem died 5 years ago by a tiger while fishing inside Shunderban. Afer that her mother got married again, now Kakoli and her four brothers are living with her grandmother Moriom(85). Shatkhira, Bangladesh 2010. 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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