Human tiger conflict: Hope for Sunderbans' villagers

Shakeela Bibi's husband was killed by a crocodile in the brackish waters of Sunderbans Tiger Reserve, in India's West Bengal.

The high density of humans adjacent to the forests here means the eternal presence of conflict. After her husband's death, Bibi faced the threat of a tiger straying out of the forest, regularly, into her village. In response, WWF-India set up a solar powered light in front of her home, in February-March this year. The light's brightness has reportedly been discouraging tigers from venturing out into this area.

Among other things, I saw hope in this lady's eyes. Hope, that the tiger will never return to her home. Hope, due to WWF's intervention


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