সুন্দরবন,Sunset,Jamtola tourist trail, Sundarban, Bangladesh

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World largest mangrove forest


The Sundorbon is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest is the natural habital of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and numerous species of birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarbans. It is estimated that there are now 400+ Bengal tigers and about 30,000+ spotted deer in the forest!AREANearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km.FOREST LIMITSNorth-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India

The forest stretches over Bangladesh and India, but Bangladesh has the larger portion of it. The area of Sundarbans in our country is 6,017 sq km, approximately 4% of the total area. Every country ought to have forests not less than 25% of its total area. We have only 16% and the Sundarbans covers 40% of it. Carbon emission by the advanced nations is causing catastrophic environmental damage such as climate change and the less developed and poor countries are the worst affected. In this backdrop, every country has to have its own protection against environmental odds and forestation is the ultimate solution. The Sundarbans is like a shield against the natural calamities that visit us routinely.

The impact of the Sundarbans on our life is manifold. It has its impact on the economy, environment and biodiversity. Most of the people of the southwestern region depend on the Sundarbans directly or indirectly for their livelihoods. Some of them collect honey from inside the forest and then sell them in the local market. They are called mouwali. A big portion of honey supply of our country comes from this forest. Some deal in golpata, a kind of tree-leaf that rural people use to make the roofs of their houses. The golpata tree abounds in the Sundarbans and those who collect them leaves are called bauwali. A large number of people also go fishing in the rivers to earn their bread.

Every year, some people who go inside the forest fall prey to the Royal Bengal Tiger, another world famous species that is facing threat of extinction. Getting to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sundarbans is a rare opportunity, but pugmarks can be seen in almost every part of the forest. Herds of spotted deer sipping water from a lake is the scene that attracts tourists the most. The Sundorbon is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an excellent example of ongoing ecological processes. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest is the natural habital of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and numerous species of birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarbans. It is estimated that there are now 400+ Bengal tigers and about 30,000+ spotted deer in the forest!AREANearly 2400 sq. miles or 6000 sq. km.

FOREST LIMITSNorth-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts : South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Perojpur, Barisal district and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India.

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Dirk V on May 1

Very nice picture, beautiful view! Like 117 and thanks for your comment and YSL to one of my photos.

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

vale979 on May 5

Splendid warm light, lk

Cordially, Valerio

Matim46 on May 14

Gorgeous sunset, great colors and compo! Like and kind regards, Matim46

nelu faur on May 14

Great capture ! LIKE & FAV

Beautiful gallery ! Greetings, nelu faur

sziaa on June 8

Very beautiful picture!

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Best greetings: sziaa

hschwe on June 16

Wonderful sunset trail!!

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best regards. "Helmut"

Alejandro Godoy on August 3

What a peacefull place, 4470 views 86 favorites 124 likes Best regar from Chile

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  • Uploaded on August 7, 2013
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    by roymonotosh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5100
    • Taken on 2013/02/06 01:23:38
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