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Tigers of the Sunderbans

In India's Sunderbans National Park there is good news for the tiger as their numbers are holding up with a population of about 86 excluding sub-adults and cubs. In addition less human lives are being lost due mainly to the excellent work being carried out by the dedicated staff of the Forest department.  The Sunderbans which is spread over both India and Bangladesh is a UN listed World Heritage site containing the world's largest mangrove forest. In the Bangladesh area of the forest it was noted in the census of 2005 that the area contains approximately 106 tigers.  The forest covers 10,000 square kilometres of which about 6,000 square kilometres are in Bangladesh. The forest lies on the huge delta of the Bay of Bengal at the junction of the Ganges ,Hooghly, Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers.  More information can be found by following the link above to a report in India Blooms.