Around the world, few countries demonstrate why climate change is a crisis as much as Bangladesh.
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…