The Sundarbans
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  • The Sundarbans mangrove forest, one of the biggest such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal.
  • It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site adorned in 1987.
  • The place is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests, and presents an outstanding example of ongoing ecological processes.
  • The region is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.