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- Sunderban (Sundarban) declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
- Indian part of Sunderban has been recognized as Global Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2001.
- The Sundarbans Reserved Forest of Bangladesh and Indian portion of Sunderban have been included in Ramsar Site1 by Ramsar Convention.
- Indian part of Sundarban (2585 sq. km.) is the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India.
Sunderban is the largest Mangrove forest of the world mostly with mangrove species Heritiera fomes, which is known as 'Sundari' (beautiful) tree locally and from this word 'Sundari' the name 'Sunderban' (Sunder(beautiful) + ban (forest)) has been derived. There are several rare and uncommon species made Sunderban so important. Following are the different species found in Sunderban and many of them are under threat of Global Warming:
- Mangrove – 27 species
- Birds – 270 species
- Mammals – 49 species
- Reptile – 53 species
- Amphibian – 8 species
- Marine Turtle – 4 species
- Fishes – 150 species
- The Sunderban region constructed at the on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal with approximately 140,000 ha of land spread across India and Bangladesh.
- The Sunderban forest spread across about 10,000 sq. km., of which about 6,000 sq. km. is in Bangladesh and remanining in India.
- Largest Mangrove forest of the world.
- Only mangrove forest in the world having Tiger population.
- About 3.1 million people depends on Sunderban forest for their livelihood.
- Having home of largest floral and faunal deversity of mangrove forest.
- Finalist of New7Wonders of Nature started in 2007 and ended in 2012.