the game

Wild science

We rely on thorough research to guide our strategy and measure the effects of what we do.

We continue to uncover the mysteries of the Sundarbans’ tigers to find out how they live in this unique forest and what they need to survive. We also monitor changes in the tiger population every year, and are working on similar approaches to keep track of the deer population, tigers’ main prey.

To understand the threats tigers face, we have worked out how many deer are being poached each year and have looked into the possible effects of sea level rise on the forest. We are also investigating the prevalence of tiger poaching so that we can combat this serious threat.

To help design effective solutions, we carry out social research to understand what drives the human behaviours that threaten tigers, such as eating deer meat or killing stray tigers. In this way, we also measure the success of our campaigns to change these behaviours.