Joint activities geared up to save the Sundarbans, the natural wonder
Source :NewsBharati   Date :22-Aug-2017

New Delhi, August 22: The natural wonder of Bay of Bengal, Sundeban is under threat due to climate change. Trinamul MP Sugata Bose and bureaucrats from India and Bangladesh inclined for a joint effort to save the Sunderbans from newly posed threats. The joint effort pledge was taken during the release of a vision document on the development of the Sunderbans in Delhi.

"Like what India and Bangladesh had done together in 1971, they need to now save the Sunderbans and its people from the clutches of possible climatic disasters. Environmental concerns do not have a boundary and we must rise to the occasion," said Sugata Bose.

Sunderban is not only full of natural resources but also a natural heritage. The professor Bose thinks as European countries jointly work to save Rhine valley, India Bangladesh can also jointly work for the sake of the eco-system of the region. This joint effort could be a model for South Asia.

According to an agreement in 2011, a joint working group already existed on the Sunderbans. Now it is high-time to expand the drive. "In contrast to river issues, West Bengal and Bangladesh stand at a win-win position, working jointly on the Sunderbans," said an official.

The large forest is the only global mangrove habitat for tigers. The Vision Document is prepared by Observer Research Foundation (ORF) plus group, working under Bangladesh-India Sundarban Region Cooperation Initiative (BI-SRCI) consortium.