From tiger conflict to tourism: Social transformation, poverty alleviation and conservation initiative in the Sunderbans

  • 31/03/2006

The Sunderbans are perhaps the last true wild frontier of the Indian Subcontinent and conflict between man and animal is quite common. On the initiative both of the Field Director of the Tiger Reserve and WWF India West Bengal State Office several local youth, who before mostly had been poachers, were motivated to support the Forest Department in different conservation initiatives. Most of the youth were unemployed and to ensure, that they don

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