Tiger attacks on rise 34 killed last year 53 attacked
The incidents of tiger attack have become more frequent recently in the Sundarbans, which has the single largest population of the Bengal tigers in one area.
In the last week, the tigers claimed lives of seven people.
A total of 53 people came under tiger attacks in the forest last year, with 34 killed and the remaining 19 injured severely, according to sources at the Sundarbans Tiger Project. Once the Sundarbans, only habitat of the Bengal tigers, was double the existing size. Its area is shrinking day by day due to population pressure, Chief Executive of Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh (WTB) Dr M Anwarul Islam told the agency.
“As the area of the forest is diminishing gradually, tigers are compelled to seek new shelters. A