While Bangladesh’s geographic location and generally low elevation do mean that it tends to be susceptible to flooding during major storms and typhoons, it also means that the country has some prime wetlands, some of the best in the world. In fact, this is where one may find the huge Ganges Delta, also known as the Sundarbans, which is the largest mangrove forest of its type in the entire world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is among the most famous of the country’s natural treasures, and is also one of the most protected sites here.
One reason for the popularity of the Sundarbans is the fact that this is not just a mangrove forest and a national park: it is also one of the tiger reserves in the area, which gives it a special status. The Royal Bengal tiger is an endangered species that many [Read more…]