The Sundarbans

The Sundarbans

The Sundarbans National Park is a UNESCO World heritage is one of the largest mangrove forest in the world (140,000 ha). It lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.

The site 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.

The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.

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