Sundarbans National Park in West Benggala (India)

The Sundarbans (beautiful forest) are the largest mangrove forests in the world. They are in a low-lying estuaries and floodplains of four major rivers, which carry away the rain from the southern slopes of the Himalayas, and seasonal high water masses of the monsoon zone in the sea. The Sundarbans cover an area of about 10,000 km ². Of which are located about 6000 km ² in Bangladesh and 4,000 sq km in the Indian state of West Bengal. The species-rich ecosystem is spread over a large and difficult to access, especially because the delta areas of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna merge into each other here. The endangered Bengal tiger and the endemic Sundari tree live here.

In the western part of India is The 1,330 sq km Sundarbans National Park. This was on 4 May 1984 to the National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and 2001, declared a biosphere reserve. On the larger, eastern side of Bangladesh 1396.99 km ² in three Wildlife Santuari are protected: Sundarbans West 715.02 km ² 312.26 km ² East Sundarbans and Sundarbans South 369.70 km ².

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