The World’s Largest Mangrove Forest Is Shrinking; Impakter

The Sundarbans — the largest continuous mangrove forest on the planet that spans more than 10,000 sq km along the Bay of Bengal — is shrinking. Thanks to human encroachment and climate change, the forest has been losing almost 16 sq km of vegetation per year since 1991.  Earth.Org’s own analysis based on satellite imagery, shows that in Bangladesh, home to the largest swath of Sundarbans mangroves, the forest has lost 442 sq km of its vegetation in the last 28 years. 71% of the forested coastline is also retreating by as much as 200 metres a year due to coastline erosion.

Source: The World’s Largest Mangrove Forest Is Shrinking – Impakter

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