Mangroves make it a little hard to get around, but our team is determined to learn the real deal.

Photograph by WildTeam

Woman at work in a Sundarbans village.
 

Young girl collecting shrimp fry from the forest edge.

Family relating to campaign poster.

Crowd at one of the WildTeam boat races to celebrate the Sundarbans and tigers.

Photograph by Ananya Rubayat

Even the babies in the Sundarbans are supporting our TigerTeam.

We hope she is planning to race when she grows up, that would be a win for nature and women!

Photograph by Ananya Rubayat

Noazesh Knowledge Centre field trip to Satchari National Park.

His Excellency Svend Olling, Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh, pledging his support for tigers at WildTeam's launch event.

Shironaamhin celebrating Motherlike Sundarbans campaign launch.

Setting up camera traps to take photos of tigers during a training programme in Nepal.

Social surveys help WildTeam understand what is going on and how to make things better for people and tigers alike.

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

Checking tiger pug marks in the mud is quite a skill.

Local villagers, WildTeam, and the Forest Department rescuing a tiger that had got stranded in a village.

Photo by WildTeam

 

Local girl scouts join the launch of our "Motherlike Sundarbans" campaign in Khulna. 

Sunset sky in the Sundarbans.

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

Honey collecting in the Sundarbans is hard work. Following giant bees to their precious hives is only part of it.

Photo by Daniela Biaggio

Fisherman with Galda shrimp.

Photograph by Md. Abdul Aziz

Boy walking. Many villages are only connected by small dirt or brick roads.

Photograph by Iqbal Hussain

Khal fishing at dusk. Honey collectors and other workers staying in small boats for several days depend on fishing for a lot of their food.

Photograph by Daniela Biaggio

The tiger is one of the most majestic endangered species on the planet.

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

Bengal tigers are very active at night, leaving a trail of pug marks in the soft mud of the Sundarbans.

Photograph by Tim Laman

Unlike our domesticated cats, Bengal tigers love a good swim.

Photograph by Elisabeth Fahrni Mansur and Rubaiyat Mansur Mowgli

Grey-capped pigmy woodpecker, one of the beautiful birds found in the Sundarbans.

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

Flying foxes. These large bats paint the sky at dusk in the Sundarbans, but litte is known about other bats in this forest.

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

Crocodile surfacing. These saltwater crocodiles are the largest of all living reptiles.

Photograph by Iqbal Hossain

The spotted deer, also known as chital, are the main prey of Bengal tigers in the Sundarbans.

 

 

Oriental garden lizard basking in the sun.

The rickshaws were specially designed for the challenge with all the brightness and beauty characteristic of these Bangladeshi tricycles.

Our determined group of challengers ready to set off to earn their tiger stripes.

Lucy, director of WildTeam and coordinator of the challenge, shows us how its done.

Fred Fishlock and Ed Packshaw rocking the rickshaw. 

Ambassadors, businessmen and even tigers came together for the WildTeam launch in December 2012. 

We know the only way to make lasting change it to develop solutions with the local people, so we make sure to talk through the problems.

Evening outreach at the tea stall for the creation of more Village Tiger Response Teams.

Local volunteers train to scare stray tigers back into the safety of the forest.

Village Tiger Response Team training.

There are now 49 Village Tiger Response Teams in the Sundarbans, made up of over 360 volunteers.  This is one of the new teams set up to protect their village and the majestic tigers.

The muddy shores of the Sundarbans are a great place to search for evidence of tigers.

WildTeam member Khairul pointing out some tiger tracks near a village.

Measuring the distance between pug marks can help to tell the size of a tiger. 

Sometimes a stray tiger needs to be immobilized and relocated back to the forest. An event that attracts a large audience.

Tigers living in Bangladesh mangrove forests are only about half the weight of other wild Bengal tigers in South Asia.

Photograph by Wahid Adnan

Just moments before the Rickshaws started their journey from Teknaf

The Rickshaws before a press meet in Cox's Bazar

Challengers leading a school assembly in Cox's Bazar

The challengers paying respect to the martyr's of Bangladesh's language movement on International Mother Language Day

On the way to Chittagong, day 5 of the Wild Rickshaw Challenge

Challengers playing a game of Cricket in Chakaria

Challengers in the historic Shaat Gombuj Mosque in Bagerhaat

Challengers crossing the finish line in Chandpai, right beside the Sundarbans

The Rusty-rumped Warbler, a bird found in the Sundarbans

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin

White-bellied Sea Eagle (Juvenile)

Photograph by Samiul Mohsanin