Human Rights Watch blames Bangladesh for threatening to destroy the life-saving forests of the Sundarbans by building coal-fired power plants near the world’s largest mangrove forest.
Well, the Sundar-bans has done it again! As it has been doing for hundreds of years. This time, it took the blow of super-cyclone Amphan and saved us from severe devastation.
Source: It’s time for the Sundarbans
The moment H Rainak Khan Real hears the name Sundarbans, the image of a lush green mangrove forest and a Royal Bengal Tiger majestically taking a stroll flashes before his eyes.
Source: Our Hero, The Sundarbans
The Sundarbans is a mangrove forest area which covers an area of approximately 10,000 square kms in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal.
Get off the beaten path in the Bangladeshi Sundarbans.
The country is home to breathtaking attractions that have long been waiting to be discovered.
Each year, approximately 30 people are killed by tigers in the Sundarbans – so why do locals revere rather than fear these killer cats?
Mangroves anchor the edges of the world, but they are slipping away, thanks to coastal development, pollution, over-harvesting, nutrient loading, overuse of freshwater, and climate change. The world’s largest intact halophytic (salt-tolerating) mangrove forest is the Sundarbans, a UNESCO World Heritage…