Author: Biswajit Roy ChowdhuryPradeep Vyas/Publisher: RupaYear: 2005Language: EnglishPages: 120ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129106361
The Sunderbans has the unique distinction of being the only forest in India to be declared a sanctuary, national park, tiger reserve, biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site. It is also the abode of the famed Royal Bengal Tiger. The book is a guide to the world’s biggest mangrove forest, the Sunderbans, detailing its distinctive natural vegetation and wildlife. Tourist destinations, routes to reach and traverse the area, accommodation and lists of plant and animal life are provided in this strikingly illustrated volume.
FOREWORD by Prasun Mukherjee, President, Nature, Environment & Wildlife SocietyAuthors NoteOrigin of the SunderbansThe Rivering SystemThe Mangrove CommunityThreats to the EcosystemConservation EffortsSunderbans Tiger ReserveSunderbans Biosphee ReserveWorld Heritage SitePeople & CultureTourismPlaces of InterestListings of Natural Life in the SunderbansPlantsMammalsReptilesBirdsMarine InvertebratesFishSunderbans At a Glance