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Conservation prioritization for the wild tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
Tigerpaper: United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization's (UN-FAO) Regional Asia Pacific (RAP) Journal. (2012)
  • Mohammed Ashraf
Abstract
Tiger- the charismatic mega-carnivore is a globally endangered species despite the concerted international conservation initiatives over the past several decades to safeguard its dwindling population size across its range nations. Due to its sheer magnificence, mischievousness, and awesome power, the tiger magnetized global attention and became a hallmark species for ex situ conservation initiatives across the continents. People around the globe often enjoy visiting zoos, which hold tigers, and many zoos have now adopted the tiger as its priority species for promoting ex situ wildlife conservation outreach and education programs with particular focus on schoolchildren as the major target group. Sadly, in situ wild tiger conservation initiatives remain disproportionately lacking in terms of scientific and socio-political interventions despite the consensus among civil societies and governments in tiger range countries to protect this species and its habitats. The Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem in Bangladesh is one of such habitats that became a global priority for wild tiger conservation in the 21st century. This paper attempts to place conservation priorities for the free-ranging wild Bengal tigers Panthera tigris tigris in the context of the Sundarbans by integrating the modern science of wildlife and landscape ecology.
Keywords
  • Tiger Conservation,
  • Tiger Ecology,
  • Bangladesh Sundarbans,
  • Tiger Conservation Landscape,
  • Ecology,
  • Biodiversity,
  • Mangrove Ecosystem,
  • Sundarbans,
  • Tiger Conservation Landscape (TCL),
  • Wildlife Ecology
Publication Date
Spring April, 2012
Citation Information
Mohammed Ashraf. "Conservation prioritization for the wild tigers in the Bangladesh Sundarbans" Tigerpaper: United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization's (UN-FAO) Regional Asia Pacific (RAP) Journal. (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/biocentrism/15/