Climate Change in Bangladesh: Life and Death in the Sundarbans: SUNDARBANS11

Kushum Mondul stands outside her goat house in the town of Golakali. “I was inside my house at the time. When the tiger entered the goat house next door it broke through the wall. I was sitting on my bed and I called for my older sister. I told her that I heard the goats being killed by the tiger. We were trying to think what we could do. My older sister was so scared; she lost control of her bladder. We started screaming inside the house; some villagers heard and they came. My sister said to stay inside, if you open the door we might be in danger. We tried to scare the tiger off by hitting a large plastic container, hoping to make enough noise to scare off the tiger, but he killed 9 goats. The villagers came yelling, pushed the tiger away, and they killed it. I cried for the loss of my goats. Now I have to fish in the river. At sunset I start to get scared thinking the tiger will come again, and I lock my door.  We don't leave our home at night; we keep a pot inside the home for bathroom use. I’m a poor woman. I made my living by raising goats, but the tiger killed all my goats. What am I to do now?”

Kushum Mondul stands outside her goat house in the town of Golakali. “I was inside my house at the time. When the tiger entered the goat house next door it broke through the wall. I was sitting on my bed and I called for my older sister. I told her that I heard the goats being killed by the tiger. We were trying to think what we could do. My older sister was so scared; she lost control of her bladder. We started screaming inside the house; some villagers heard and they came. My sister said to stay inside, if you open the door we might be in danger. We tried to scare the tiger off by hitting a large plastic container, hoping to make enough noise to scare off the tiger, but he killed 9 goats. The villagers came yelling, pushed the tiger away, and they killed it. I cried for the loss of my goats. Now I have to fish in the river. At sunset I start to get scared thinking the tiger will come again, and I lock my door. We don't leave our home at night; we keep a pot inside the home for bathroom use. I’m a poor woman. I made my living by raising goats, but the tiger killed all my goats. What am I to do now?”