Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sundarban; Pride of Bangladesh



The world's largest Mangrove forest is Sundarban (সুন্দরবন). It captures the total area about 9500 square km of South-Asia{Southern Part of Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ) and West Bengal (পশ্চিম বঙ্গ)}.

The Main features of this forest is its diversity. Sundarbans is home to many different species of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and fishes. Over 120 species of fish and over 260 species of birds have been recorded in the Sundarbans. The Gangetic River Dolphin (Platanista gangeticus) is common in the rivers. No less than 50 species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians are known to occur. The Sundarbans now support the only population of the Estuarine, or Salt-Water Crocodile (Crocodylus parasus) in Bangladesh, and that population is estimated at less than two hundred individuals.It is also the only place where Royal Bengal Tiger are found.

Recently this jungle faced a devastating storm Sidor. But also it is recovering itself quickly. Lets enjoy some sights of Sundarban.

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A meadows/ grassland in sundarban.

It was captured from Kachikhali (কচিখালী) Jungle. Royal Bengal Tigers are densely found in this kind of meadows during morning or in the evening.

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This is a stream channel in Sundarban. There are thousands of channels, this is one of them. Captured from Bagerhat range, Sundarban.

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Foot print of Royal Bengal Tiger. It was shoot from the Kotka (কটকা) Sea-beach, Sundarban. Katka is noticed as a very high risk zone due to Royal Bengal Tiger.

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Jungle near Hiron point (হিরন পয়েন্ট), Sundarban.

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A small hut and a boat; a peaceful life. But also a life of courage and adventure.

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Taken from Kachikhali, Sundarban.

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Continuous wave coming. It was captured from Katka sea beach, Sundarban.

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Taken from Kachikhali, Sundarban.

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The boats and the jetty all are waiting to start a working day. This is a morning view. It is near Karamjal, Mongla (করমজল, মংলা). Authorized tourist guards are assigned from here.

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Village of dried fish. Picture was taken from Dublarchar (দুবলারচর), Sundarban.

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It is a crocodile farm in Karamjal, Mongla. This is the entrance of Sundarban.


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