Inhe went to Egypt to do field work in the fellaheen village of Lataifa. Ghosh has been a journalist and a novelist.
A blue-eared kingfisher sighted in the Sundarbans A saltwater crocodile in the Sundarban Crocodile Breeding Center A mudskipper The Sundarbans provides a unique ecosystem and a rich wildlife habitat.
According to the tiger census in Bangladesh, and the tiger census in India, the Sundarbans have about tigers in Bangladesh and 74 in India.
Earlier estimates, based on counting unique pugmarkswere much higher.
The more recent counts have used camera trapsan improved methodology that yields more accurate results. Between 0 and 50 people are killed each year. There is much more wildlife here than just the endangered Bengal tiger Panthera tigris tigris.
Most importantly, mangroves are a transition from the marine to freshwater and terrestrial systems, and provide critical habitat for numerous species of small fish, crabs, shrimps and other crustaceans that adapt to feed and shelter, and reproduce among the tangled mass of roots, known as pneumatophoreswhich grow upward from the anaerobic mud to get the supply of oxygen.
Fishing catsmacaqueswild boarscommon grey mongooses, foxes, jungle catsflying foxespangolinsand spotted deer are also found in abundance in the Sundarbans. A study has revealed that the Indian part of the Sundarbans supports diverse biological resources including at least species of commercially important fish, species of birds, 42 species of mammals, 35 reptiles and 8 amphibian species, although new ones are being discovered.
This represents a significant proportion of the species present in Bangladesh i.
Although the fauna of Bangladesh have diminished in recent times  and the Sundarbans has not been spared from this decline, the mangrove forest retains several good wildlife habitats and their associated fauna. Of these, the tiger and dolphin are target species for planning wildlife management and tourism development.
There are high profile and vulnerable mammals living in two contrasting environments, and their statuses and management are strong indicators of the general condition and management of wildlife.
Some species are protected by legislation, notably by the Bangladesh Wildlife Preservation Order, P. The remaining forests, together with the Sundarbans mangroves, are important habitats for the Bengal tiger. This is the only mangrove ecoregion that harbours the Indo-Pacific region's largest terrestrial predator, the Bengal tiger.
Unlike in other habitats, tigers live here and swim among the mangrove islands, where they hunt scarce prey such as the chital deer Axis axisIndian muntjacs Muntiacus muntjakwild boar Sus scrofaand rhesus macaque Macaca mulatta.
It is estimated that there are now Bengal tigers  and about 30, spotted deer in the area. The tigers regularly attack and kill humans who venture into the forest, human deaths ranging from 30— per year.
The Sundarbans was designated a Ramsar site on 21 May Reptiles and fish[ edit ] Endangered and extinct species[ edit ] Extinct Javan rhinoceros of Sunderbans, drawing from Gangetic dolphindrawing from Forest inventories reveal a decline in standing volume of the two main commercial mangrove species — sundari Heritiera spp.
Some species such as hog deer Axis porcinuswater buffalos Bubalus bubalisbarasingha or swamp deer Cervus duvauceliJavan rhinoceros Rhinoceros sondaicussingle horned rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis and the mugger crocodiles or marsh crocodiles Crocodylus palustris started to become extinct in the Sundarbans towards the middle of the 20th century, because of extensive poaching and man hunting by the British.
Climate change impact[ edit ] Mudflats in Sundarbans The physical development processes along the coast are influenced by a multitude of factors, comprising wave motions, micro and macro-tidal cycles and long shore currents typical to the coastal tract.
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