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Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan 2009-2017

The Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan (BTAP) marks the beginning of a structured approach to achieving long-term conservation of tigers in Bangladesh. The BTAP is a policy level document that provides a vision, goals, and objectives to guide an integrated and focused tiger conservation programme. The vision is to ensure protected tiger landscapes in Bangladesh, where wild tiger thrive at optimum carrying capacities and which continue to provide essential ecological services to mankind. The main goal for the next years is to stabilize or increase the Sundarbans tiger population. The Bangladesh Forest Department, under the ministry of environment and forests, is the custodian of the forest and its wildlife, but one of the most important aspects of the BTAP is the recognition of the immense task of tiger conservation necessitates support and expertise outside the normal remit of forest management. Therefore, the establishment of a forest department led platform that facilitates collaboration for the implementation of conservation activities will be fundamental to its success.

This article is quoted from Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan 2009-2017 published by Bangladesh Forrest Department.

Below is the Tiger Action Plan respond from Sundarban Tiger project, a Bangladesh Forest Department initiative that effectively started its field activities in February 2005. The Sundarban Tiger project is administered by the Forest Department and it utilizes wildlife consultants from the University of Minnesota and the Zoological Society of London to advise on project strategies and train staff. At the field level, there is a small core team made up of Forest Department personnel and Sundarbans Tiger Project staff.

Big news for Bangladesh tigers!

The Forest Department of Bangladesh has approved the first ever Bangladesh Tiger Action Plan. The plan is free to download from . The plan was created by the Forest Department with support from The Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, Zoological Society of London, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, and University of Minnesota. The plan outlines the threats to tigers, prey, and habitat. The plan also described the challenges that must be overcome to achieve tiger conservation objectives. The plan then gets into the nuts and bolts of what we have to do to secure the tiger population for the coming years.

As you will see from the plan, saving tigers in Bangladesh is going to need everyone’s help; from local people living near the Sundarbans to the media, general public, academic institutions, and policy makers. also, it seems clear from the plan that he only way to save our tigers is to work together; there is simply far too much work for one group to carry out. So what are you waiting for? Please read the action plan for ideas and then get involved before it is too late!

This article is quoted from News from the field 61 – UPDATED! (October 2009) published by Sundarban Tiger project.

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