Bengal Tiger. Sundarbans Tiger Reserve – western Reserve – western India and India and southeastern southeastern Bangladesh Bangladesh Located in

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Bengal Tiger </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Sundarbans Tiger Reserve western Reserve western India and India and southeastern southeastern Bangladesh Bangladesh Located in the Bay of Bengal of Bengal </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Located at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers It is the only ecological habitat of the Bengal tiger in the world </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Aerial view of the Ganges River Delta </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Facts Constituted by the Government of India in 1973 under Project Tiger Constituted by the Government of India in 1973 under Project Tiger Contains the largest mangrove forest in the world Contains the largest mangrove forest in the world The preserve lies on a cluster of islands crisscrossed by creeks and river channels The preserve lies on a cluster of islands crisscrossed by creeks and river channels Listed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1987 Listed as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1987 Declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1989 Declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1989 </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> Facts Continued 10,000 Square miles 10,000 Square miles Tiger attacks on humans is increasing due to habitat loss and dwindling prey Tiger attacks on humans is increasing due to habitat loss and dwindling prey The Sundarbans lost 28% of its habitat in the last 40 years due to Global Warming rising sea level The Sundarbans lost 28% of its habitat in the last 40 years due to Global Warming rising sea level 2 islands have already disappeared 2 islands have already disappeared </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> Sundarbans Tiger Preserve </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> Tea plantation </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Boats used by Villagers </li> <li> Slide 22 </li> <li> Slide 23 </li> <li> Villagers are not supposed to enter certain islands earmarked as tiger territories, but they seldom follow the rules Villagers are not supposed to enter certain islands earmarked as tiger territories, but they seldom follow the rules Sundarbans had: Sundarbans had: - 40,000 tigers 1 century ago - 40,000 tigers 1 century ago - 500 tigers in the 1960s - 500 tigers in the 1960s - Between 75 270 tigers today - Between 75 270 tigers today Poaching and loss of habit main reasons for loss of tiger population Poaching and loss of habit main reasons for loss of tiger population </li> <li> Slide 24 </li> <li> Slide 25 </li> <li> Honey Workers </li> <li> Slide 26 </li> <li> Slide 27 </li> <li> Slide 28 </li> <li> Slide 29 </li> <li> Slide 30 </li> <li> Slide 31 </li> <li> Slide 32 </li> <li> Slide 33 </li> <li> Slide 34 </li> <li> Slide 35 </li> <li> Slide 36 </li> <li> Slide 37 </li> <li> Slide 38 </li> <li> Slide 39 </li> <li> Slide 40 </li> <li> Slide 41 </li> <li> Slide 42 </li> <li> Tigers in Sundarbans are excellent Swimmers they can swim up to 3 miles at a time </li> <li> Slide 43 </li> <li> Slide 44 </li> <li> Slide 45 </li> <li> Honey Collectors </li> <li> Slide 46 </li> <li> Slide 47 </li> <li> Slide 48 </li> <li> Bon Bibi tiger goddess goddess Pray to the goddess for protection for protection before going into the before going into the park park </li> <li> Slide 49 </li> <li> Slide 50 </li> <li> Slide 51 </li> <li> Slide 52 </li> <li> Sundarbans Honey Keepers </li> <li> Slide 53 </li> <li> Slide 54 </li> <li> Slide 55 </li> <li> Slide 56 </li> <li> Slide 57 </li> <li> Slide 58 </li> <li> Tigers Fighting </li> <li> Slide 59 </li> <li> Slide 60 </li> <li> Tiger claw marks </li> <li> Slide 61 </li> <li> Slide 62 </li> <li> Slide 63 </li> <li> Slide 64 </li> <li> Slide 65 </li> <li> Slide 66 </li> <li> Slide 67 </li> <li> Slide 68 </li> <li> Slide 69 </li> <li> Slide 70 </li> <li> Slide 71 </li> <li> Slide 72 </li> <li> Slide 73 </li> <li> Slide 74 </li> <li> Slide 75 </li> <li> Slide 76 </li> <li> Slide 77 </li> <li> Slide 78 </li> <li> Slide 79 </li> <li> Slide 80 </li> <li> Problems with Villagers Come to the villages searching for food and easy prey (they have no land to grow food and no resources for firewood) Come to the villages searching for food and easy prey (they have no land to grow food and no resources for firewood) Will stalk a group of men when they go into the forest to search for food and firewood Will stalk a group of men when they go into the forest to search for food and firewood They attack the strongest person first going straight for the neck They attack the strongest person first going straight for the neck Within a year of their husbands death the family is destitute Within a year of their husbands death the family is destitute </li> <li> Slide 81 </li> <li> Slide 82 </li> <li> Slide 83 </li> <li> Threats to the Tiger Loss of Habitat Loss of Habitat Poa ching Poa ching </li> <li> Slide 84 </li> <li> Slide 85 </li> <li> Slide 86 </li> <li> Slide 87 </li> <li> Slide 88 </li> <li> Slide 89 </li> <li> Slide 90 </li> <li> Slide 91 </li> <li> Slide 92 </li> </ul>

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