Eerily devoid of trees along the district’s coast, Dacope, which is home to hundreds of thousands of people, became the site of a multiple tragedy in 2009- Hurricane Aila went on a rampage along Dacope’s coasts, bulldozing everything in its midst.
Four years later, I had the chance to speak with survivors about their experience, and learn about how problems affect them on the ground. Here are some pictures from August 2013, taken with my phone, which document the beautiful landscape and people, paying attention to the vast issues alongside it.
- Tiger conservationist slams mainstream tourism in Sunderbans (vancouverdesi.com)
- India: How climate change worries have affected mental health of Sunderbans residents. (firstpost.com)
- A third of all kids in Sunderbans malnourished (vancouverdesi.com)
- Bangladesh for first-timers (tripforu.wordpress.com)
- Planning your Sundarbans adventure (tripforu.wordpress.com)
- In Sunderbans A Third of All Kids Malnourished (medindia.net)
- Protests Over Bangladesh Coal-Fired Power Plant Near Sundarbans (earthfirstnews.wordpress.com)
- CRAB Cultivation: Profit for the Poor (hasibahsan.wordpress.com)
- Mangroves Important for Climate Change (1) (cop0.wordpress.com)
- Mangrove forests in threats(copyed from wwf web) (cop0.wordpress.com)