Abstract for:Human-wildlife interactions: a study towards the sustainability of Bengal tiger population in Bangladesh Sundarbans

This paper studies the dynamics of the Bengal tiger population in the Sundarbans Reserve Forest (SRF) in Bangladesh. We start with a review of the existing literature on SRF, more specifically on the tiger population and the dynamics affecting the sustainability of the species. Making extensive use of secondary data coupled with expert insights, we have developed a computer-based simulation model using system dynamics (SD) and have simulated the tiger population from 2009 to 2020. We expect the results will enable practitioners not only to obtain a holistic perspective on the dynamics involved, but also benefit policy-makers studying trends to identify the policy levers for ensuring continuity of the species.