More protection for the Bengal tiger

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The authorities of Bangladesh they have taken the protection of the tiger from Bengal and, among other measures, they have decided to create a special unit to defend this animal and, incidentally, other animals, from poachers. This special unit will be composed of three hundred men, who will patrol the forests of Sundarbans, one of the last habitats where these endangered tigers can live at ease.The decision to create this special body of guards has been made months after three tiger skins and several bones were seized, representing the largest seizure of illegal trade in Tiger from Bengal in recent years.

Where does the Bengal tiger live

In the mangrove area, on the border with India, there is still a population of about 400 tigers. But, until now, poaching was not considered the main threat to these animals. Actually, in Bangladesh, the Bengal tiger It is considered as the national animal and is respected and even idolized. However, earlier this year of 2011, a poacher with tiger skins and bones was arrested and suspected that an organized group of criminals was acting in the forests of Sundarbans.

Given this fact, Bangladeshi officials had no choice but to admit that they did not need more staff to care for this natural area, as well as resources and training. While poachers used increasingly refined techniques to catch tigers, rangers did not evolve. Environment and ForestsHasan Mahmud also admitted that they had to have created a special unit to protect animals long ago.

In addition, the department staff forest from Bangladesh needed more training. Thus, apart from the creation of the new special tiger protection unit, it has been decided to better train and equip those who compose it. Part of the financing comes from a loan from the World Bank.

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