Shimmering waters of the Sunderbans National Park, Bangladesh, a UNESCO Heritage Site, largest mangrove forest in the world, parts of it are marine sanctuaries and home to the endangered Irrawady and Gangetic Dolphins. A haven for wildlife – Royal Bengal Tiger, dolphins, salt water crocodiles, 260 species of birds, marine turtles, you have so much here!
Posting as part of Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle and remembering our beautiful Sunderbans – translated ‘Beautiful Forest’ with a heavy heart as I see the horrible consequences of the massive oil spill that took place 5 days ago, resulting in severe ecological damage, devastating for both people and wildlife, sending ripples of destruction in this natural habitat that will be felt for a long time to come 🙁
These pictures have no filters of them, they are exactly what we experienced at this magical place. For more posts on our travels in the Sunderbans, see here. Many individuals and groups are working on the ground, doing their best to mitigate the damage that has been done. I was asked to write a more focused objective piece of what is going on in the ground, but I feel I dont know enough being so far away from it all in England. It makes me feel very sad and helpless. All I can do is spread awareness of the situation, and applaud the people who are working hard to mitigate the damage done.