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Hannan fishes in the Sunderbans May 18, 2010. Both Hannan's father and father in law were attacked by tigers. His father survived. Him and his wife are too afraid to go near the jungle so they fish far away from the banks. They earn much less than they would if they were to work near the forest where there are much more fish, but believe the alternative is much worse. .The Sunderbans forest in Southern Bangladesh is the largest mangrove forest in the world. There are an estimated five hundred Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans, and about fifty to sixty thousand people depend on the land, rivers and forest for their living. As climate change, hurricanes and cyclones continue to affect the area, the fresh water that once irrigated farmers fields has turned salty, rendering the fields useless. Many people live barely one meter above sea level. Because of rising sea levels and shrinking forest, humans and tigers are fighting for space. The farmers are forced into the forest to hunt for honey, fish, or collect crabs, putting them at risk for a tiger attack. At the time of my visit there had been six attacks leading to two deaths in seven days. There is normally one attack per week.