A recent report by scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) states that tiger habitat is under threat as human development and rising global temperatures destroy the natural protection from tidal waves and cyclones provided by mangrove forests. This richly diverse landscape is home to the Indian tiger and the report shows how the use of satellite mapping can help influence sustainable land management if backed up with legislative protection measures.
Sarah Christie, ZSL’s tiger conservation expert says: “The Sundarbans is a critical tiger habitat; one of only a handful of remaining forests big enough to hold several hundred tigers. To lose the Sundarbans would be to move a step closer to the extinction of these majestic animals.”
Read the full published paper here.