Tigers, people, and finding ways for both to thrive

Neil Carter studies tigers roaming near villages in Nepal, the people who live beside them, and the paths that can lead both to sustainability.Neil Carter sets camera trap in Chitwan National Park

Carter works to understand how tigers’ behavior changes the behavior of their human neighbors and visa versa.

He uses camera trapping to understand the tigers, their prey, their competitors and the people who share their habitat.

Carter's work has a strong social science component as he evaluates local attitudes and tolerance towards tigers -- the first time this had been done systematically.