Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sundarbans is the largest forest in the world

The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the biggest forest in the world (140,000 ha), the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers of the Bay of Bengal.  It has been World birthright site since 1987.

 The complete site is crossed by a complex network of channel under the control of tidal marsh and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, provided that an outstanding example of constant geological process.

The area is known for its rich wildlife including 260 bird kinds, the Bengal tiger and other rare genus such as the estuarine crocodile and the python.

The secure haven is intersecting by a composite network of tidal waterway, mud flats and small islands of salt tolerant mangrove forests. The area is flooded with blackish water for the duration of high tides which mixes with fresh water from inland rivers.

The weather is tropical and humid. Annual rainfall are around 2790 mm, mainly concerted in the monsoon from June to October. Full cloudburst is from June to September.

The Sundarbans also has sparkling biodiversity, particularly about 400 Bengali tigers.Its ever changing scenery is shaped by tidal shifts, rivers and creeks.Besides the spectacular Royal Bengal Tiger, the other notable mammalian fauna are Spotted deer (Cervus axis), Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak)

  Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), Jungle cat (Felis chaus), Leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), the Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica), Otter (Lutra perspicillata), and wild boar (Sus scruff). deer and wild boar constitute the main prey for the tiger. Some species including the Bengal tiger are dying out.

The Sundarbans is a plentiful natural reserve for a number of leisure, travel and study activities. These take account of wild life film making including photography of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, wild life viewing.

 boating inside the forest, wild call recordings, nature study, meeting fishermen, wood- shears and honey-collectors. Peace and tranquillity in the wilderness, seeing the world's largest mangrove forest and the riverine beauty are a few of the treasures that greet the visitors.

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