Estuarine mangrove forests are a priceless environmental, cultural and aesthetic legacy. And ours have begun to drown

The concept of eco-development includes the conservation of the Protected Area along with the economic development of the people living in the fringe area. With the above mentioned objectives in mind, the Government of West Bengal issued two specific guidelines for managing the resources of Sundarbans (1) Mangrove forest areas of Sundarbans which were reserved forest and (2) Protected Area, i.e.

A tigress that strayed into Deulbari village of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on the outskirts of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (STR), was pelted with stones and beaten by local residents as it lay in a sedated state in a pond after being darted by forest personnel with tranquillisers and forced down a palm tree atop which it had taken shelter on Monday morning. The frightened animal was rescued from the pond and taken by forest staff for examination by veterinarians. It was to be released into the forests, N. Singhal, Field Director, STR, said.

Bali Island, Feb. 11: British high commissioner Richard Stagg yesterday inaugurated a mangrove project in the Sunderbans to combat global warming in the tiger reserve. The British deputy high commission in Calcutta, in collaboration with an NGO, will develop the mangrove forest along half a square kilometre of the riverbank in Bali Island, 200km from Calcutta. The deputy high commission is funding the project, estimated to cost around

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The Sunderbans are perhaps the last true wild frontier of the Indian Subcontinent and conflict between man and animal is quite common. On the initiative both of the Field Director of the Tiger Reserve and WWF India West Bengal State Office several local youth, who before mostly had been poachers, were motivated to support the Forest Department in different conservation

The Hungry Tide

Sundarbans in the Indian state of West Bengal is the estuarine phase of the Ganga as well as of the Brahmaputra river systems. This littoral forest is the only ecological habitat of the tiger of its kind not only in India but also in the world, except in Bangladesh.

THE ecosystem of the world's largest mangrove, the Sundarbans in West Bengal, was falling apart until local forest authorities took up conservation projects to educate the locals and wean them away

This report has clearly shown that a tiger crisis exists today, and that unless drastic action is taken, India will lose its tigers.