Bengal tigers may not survive climate change
13, May 2019
Prelims level : Status of bengal tiger in IUCN RedList Mains level : “Are we doing enough?” Even our National Animal Facing threat of climate change. What precautions should we take to fight against global warming? Critically Evaluate.
- According to a report by the UN, Royal Bengal Tiger, which dominates the marshy areas of the Sundarban forest reserves, may be pushed into extinction due to rise in sea levels and climate change.
- The Sunderbans, a 10,000-km area of wet and marshy land sprawled across Bangladesh and India, is among the world’s richest mangrove forest reserves and supports species like Bengal Tiger.