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.