Freshwater Trail: Sundarbans

Arati Kumar-Rao

The Sundarbans is the largest unbroken stand of mangroves in the world. This richly biodiverse delta protects Bangladesh against the devastation of a rising sea. Damaged by an oil spill, at risk from increasing salinity, and threatened by an impending coal plant, the ‘Beautiful Forest’ is engaged in a fight for survival

About The Sundarbans

The Sundarbans and its delta support close to four million people. Fishing is the primary source of both food and livelihood; as fish disappear and catches diminish, a way of life is under increasing risk

Virtually, Sundarbans