Friday, January 18, 2013

Bengali Forests Are Rapidly Disappearing, Research Finds. Planetsave

Posted: 13 Jan 2013 02:10 AM PST
The rapid deforestation of the Sundarbans Mangroves is expected to intensify as human development in the area continues and climate change worsens, according to a new report from the Zoological Society of London. This will result in the extinction of a great many plants and animals, including the Bengal tiger.
The Sundarbans are currently losing as much as 200 meters of coast every year.
Dr Nathalie Pettorelli, the senior author of the paper, says: “Our results indicate a rapidly retreating coastline that cannot be accounted for by the regular dynamics of the Sundarbans. Degradation is happening fast, weakening this natural shield for India and Bangladesh.”

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