According to the facts revealed by the Tiger Census 2015, Bangladesh part of Sundarbans forest saw a rapid decline in the tiger population between 2004 and 2015.
As per the Census, the number of tigers in the region declined sharply from 440 in 2004 to 106 in 2015. Sunderbans in Bangladesh are spread over 6097 sq.km and are the only natural habitat of the country.
The methodology used to conduct the Census 2015 was use of hidden cameras to count tigers as compared to earlier methodology of counting pug marks.
This means the number this time are more accurate than past.
The Tiger Census 2015 was conducted by Bangladesh-India Joint Tiger Census Project and was carried out under Strengthening Regional Cooperation for Wildlife Protection in Asia Project with funding from the World Bank.
The worldwide Tiger Forum in 2010 declared their collective political will to take all necessary actions to prevent the extinction of wild tigers and increasing global tiger population double by 2022.