Thesis by Samia Saif on Tiger Poaching

August 21, 2016
Samira Saif

FFN Winner Samia Saif in 2013, in her combat against poaching tigers in Bangladesh has completed her thesis and wants to share it with us. Tigers (Panthera tigris) are Critically Endangered in Bangladesh with only 106 individuals remaining. Poaching is one of the major reasons for the rapid decline in tiger numbers across their entire range. In Bangladesh, very little is known about the utilization of tiger parts, and few details exist to date regarding their acquisition and trade. This research of Samia Saif is an original study that explores the local usage, poaching, and trade of tiger parts in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh for the first time.