Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sundarban Biosphere Reserve Sundarbans is the largest delta and mangrove forest in the world

Sundarban Biosphere Reserve

Sundarbans is the largest delta and mangrove forest in the world.

The Indian Sunderbans, which covers 4,200 sq km, comprises of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve of 2,585 sq km is home to about 96 Royal Bengal Tigers (2020) is also a world heritage site and a Ramsar Site.

The Indian Sunderbans is bound on the west by river Muriganga and on the east by rivers Harinbhahga and Raimangal.

Other major rivers flowing through this eco-system are Saptamukhi, Thakuran, Matla and Goasaba.

Recent studies claim that the Indian Sundarban is home to 2,626 faunal species and 90% of the country’s mangrove varieties.

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