MANGROVE FOREST :-
Bangladesh is our motherland, the land of eternal green. Sundarbans is the largest natural mangrove forest in the world. The magnificent array of vegetation and the diverse collection of wild animals present the Sundarbans as a unique natural phenomenon. Spread of Sundarbans across greater Khulna district and parts of West Bengal, India.
Due to tides, the soil here is more affected by waterlogging and salinity. The flora of the Sundarbans is also diverse. These include plants like trees, shrubs, grasses etc. The main plant of Sundarbans is 'Sundari Vriksha'. Besides, other plants include Gewa, Garan, Keora, Pasur, Dhundal, Bain etc. 'Gaelpata' grows on the banks of small canals in Sundarbans. The diversity of fauna makes the Sundarbans rich. Among the animals, Royal Bengal Tiger is the most famous and world famous. Besides, there are various animals including deer, monkey, porcupine, pig. Once there were many elephants in the Sundarbans. At present there is not a single elephant to be seen due to the reduction of forests. Sundarbans has many different colors, big and small animals. For example - buck, crane, haregila etc. Meet Gangchil on the sea coast. A variety of birds such as chil, masranga, pancha, bulbul, shalik, dove, doel etc. are also seen in Sundarbans. About 50 species of reptiles are seen. Poisonous snakes are also seen in Sundarbans. Sundarbans is not only natural beauty but also plays a huge role in economy. Sundarbans trees are used for building timber structures, as fuel and for charcoal production. Gale leaves are used to make house rice and fence. In the Sundarbans, the Mouals make a living by collecting honey. Large populations survive only in the Sundarbans. We have to preserve this forest for our own survival.