Features of Sunderbans
Feature of Sunderbans
It is classified as a moist tropical forest.
It is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Recognised under Ramsar wetland site
Dominated by “ Sundri tree”
Largest single block of halophytic mangrove forest in the world.
It has common features of the both estuarine and mangrove ecosystem.
Agent of carbon Sequestration
It area lies both in India and Bangladesh (Largest in Bangladesh).
It acts as shelter belt to protect the people from storms, cyclones, tidal surges, sea water seepage and intrusion.
Livelihoods for millions of people such as woodcutters, fisherman, honey gatherers, leaves and grass gatherers.