Sundarbans News

Husbands of 3,000 women killed: NGO ‘Tiger widows’ of Sunderbans seek Rs 10-lakh relief

In a first, NGO ActionAid along with its partners brought a team of 20 ‘tiger widows’ from Gosaba in Sundarban to Kolkata to share their plight with members of the civil society to commemorate the International Widow Day, observed on June 23 every year.

Only 14 villages in Sundarbans have no power, it will be done this year: West Bengal minister

The minister added that the state-run West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited has come up with a mobile app named Bidyut Sahyogi.


Bangladesh salvages oil-leaking sunken tanker in Sundarbans

TV footages showed the Shela river painted with black layers of oil with the oil sweeping across the surface

Tiger jumps onto boat, drags away passenger in Sundarbans

The attack underlines the risk that many of the villagers in the area face while fishing for crabs in the Sunderbans even though it’s illegal in the protected reserve.

Prodded into Action

Manifesto committee members would subsequently be sent to hold ‘Town Hall type’ meetings.

Industrial waste polluting ecosystem of Sundarbans: Report

The scientists studied presence of zinc,copper and lead in the body of a shellfish species.


New toilets aids crop productivity in Sundarbans

These toilets comprise of closed enclosure on a raised platform above two chambers.

Sundarbans: Where farmers sell goats to protect trees

Mangroves protect coastal areas from erosion with their specialised root system.

MoEF praises Gujarat for increased mangrove cover

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has credited Gujarat for the increase in the country’s mangrove cover.

‘Gujarat a cause of increase in mangrove cover’

The Forest Survey of India has singled out Gujarat's efforts as a factor for the 23.34 sq km increase in India's mangrove cover between 2009 and 2011.