Friday, 8 February 2019

The beauty of sundarbans national park in West Bengal


The Sundarbans National Park is one of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in West Bengal, India that was recognized in November, 2001. It covers 10,000 km2 of land and water, more than half of its region in India, and the rest situated in Bangladesh. It occupies the world's largest area of the mangrove forests. This biosphere enriches a number of endangered and rare species, including tigers, aquatic mammals, birds and reptiles. This natural ecosystem Located at the delta of the rivers Ganga and Brahmaputra between India and Bangladesh.

                  This forest and waterways give support to a wide range of' fauna including a number of species which are in extinction. This is one of the largest Bengal tiger reserve,  also home for a variety of bird, reptile and invertebrate species, including the saltwater crocodile, Ganga river dolphins, king cobra, marine turtles including the olive Riley, green and hawksbill. The Sajnakhali area, mentioned as an Important Bird Area, consists a wealth of waterfowl and it is a good place of high importance for migratory birds.

- By Sruthi

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