Sunderbans

Sunderbans goes hi-tech to keep infiltrators, smugglers at bay

The porous riverine border with Bangladesh at Sunderbans are shortly to be equipped with infra-ray pillars and smart sensors.

Jun 13, 2017, 11:36 AM IST

NGT orders ban on noise, solid waste pollution in Sundarbans

The Kolkata bench of NGT, comprising Justice (retd) S P Wangdi and Dr P C Mishra, taking up the matter suo motu, prohibited the use of mikes or loudspeakers blaring music, fancy decorative lights, release of solid waste and other material in river water.

Nov 25, 2016, 16:44 PM IST
Valentine special: Top weekend getaways in Kolkata!

Valentine special: Top weekend getaways in Kolkata!

Visit these weekend getaways near Kolkata this Valentine's Day.

Feb 12, 2016, 16:17 PM IST
World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

World Wetlands Day: Govt mulls greater role for state govts in managing wetlands

World Wetlands Day marks the adopting of the Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on 2 February in 1971.  

Feb 02, 2016, 12:04 PM IST

70-year-old man dragged away by Tiger in Bengal's Sunderbans

 A 70-year-old man was dragged away by a tiger at Sajnekhali in the Sunderbans reserve forest today.

Aug 10, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

Sunderbans: Radar project mulled to boost coastal surveillance

The coastal security mechanism for the Sunderbans delta stands to receive a big boost as a proposal has been floated for a radar surveillance system for this area in West Bengal which shares a maritime boundary with Bangladesh.

Apr 19, 2015, 09:37 AM IST
Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

 Inadequate piped water supply is one of the main reasons for high instances of diarrhoea in Sunderbans, home to the world's largest mangrove forest, according to Word Bank, which called for immediate concrete steps to tackle the problem.

Apr 08, 2015, 11:00 AM IST

Poachers turned conservationists in Sunderbans for saving world's largest mangrove forest

Poachers have turned conservationists in the Sunderbans, giving a ray of hope to conservationists for saving the world's largest mangrove forest which is facing threat from rising sea level and climate change and the wildlife there.

Mar 24, 2015, 14:51 PM IST

Poachers turned conservationists in Sunderbans

Poachers have turned conservationists in the Sunderbans, giving a ray of hope to conservationists for saving the world's largest mangrove forest which is facing threat from rising sea level and climate change and the wildlife there.

Mar 24, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

Sea rise, salinity force Sunderbans inhabitants to migrate

A rapid rise in the sea level, salinity and overall climate change in the Sunderbans has triggered migration of inhabitants from several blocks in the forest to other parts of the country.

Mar 23, 2015, 12:49 PM IST

Mobile eye care boat clinic for people in the Sunderbans

 Lakhs of people who live in remote and inaccessible islands of the Sunderbans and have no access to eye care facilities can now find help in a mobile eye clinic thanks to the efforts of an international NGO.

Mar 22, 2015, 11:21 AM IST

Tigress found dead in Sunderbans

The carcass of a tigress was found Tuesday around 50 km from Sajnekhali inside the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (STR), forest department officials said.

Mar 18, 2015, 00:03 AM IST

'Sunderbans hardly prepared for climate change, migration'

 The fragile Sunderbans - the largest mangrove forests and delta region spread over both Bangladesh and India - is "hardly prepared" for climate change-related issues, experts said here on Thursday.

Mar 12, 2015, 21:08 PM IST

'Ignoring climate change could increase nutrition disorders'

 Ignoring climate change could exacerbate nutrition deficiency disorders in South Asia, particularly in women and children, experts said on Thursday.

Mar 12, 2015, 18:48 PM IST

'Sunderban mangrove has components to cure Type 2 diabetes'

Sundari trees, the most extensively found mangrove species in the Sunderbans, have some components which can bring down the level of Type 2 diabetes, according to a study.

Feb 01, 2015, 11:46 AM IST
Be careful on relocating tigers: Valmik Thapar

Be careful on relocating tigers: Valmik Thapar

Tiger expert Valmik Thapar has expressed concern on relocating the Royal Bengal tigers in the Sunderbans mangrove of West Bengal and "dumping" them elsewhere in the forest, a process, he said, traumatises the big cats.

Jan 27, 2015, 13:26 PM IST

NGT asks West Bengal govt to demolish illegal structures in Sunderbans

The National Green Tribunal has directed the West Bengal government to demolish illegal constructions coming up in the Sunderbans, habitat of the Royal Bengal tigers and the world's largest mangrove forest.

Jan 23, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Seven missing fishermen untraced in West Bengal, search continues

Seven fishermen, who had gone missing after their trawler capsized near the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal`s South 24 Parganas, were still untraced even as search operations continued Sunday, an official said.

Dec 14, 2014, 17:28 PM IST

Bangladesh launches manual campaign to clean up oil spill

Bangladesh launched an intensified manual campaign on Saturday to clean up seepage following a huge oil spill in 34,000 hectares at the Sunderbans that threatened the world's largest mangrove forest.

Dec 13, 2014, 16:43 PM IST
Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans

Bangladeshi ship's oil spill threatens Sunderbans

The natural Sunderbans region of West Bengal is about to face an ecological nightmare after a 350-tonne oil spilled over an 80-sq-km area along the Sela river in Bangladesh. 

Dec 12, 2014, 13:51 PM IST