The sinking Sundarbans

The Sundarbans, which can be literally translated as "beautiful jungle", lie at the feet of the Ganges and spread from Bangladesh to West Bengal, India. For the four million people who live in the area, climate change is a very real threat as they battle daily with rising sea levels. To add to the problem, the actual land of the Sundarbans is sinking and over the next decade will subside by as much as one metre. Jack Ruitenbeek, Economic Advisor to IUCN, has recently returned from a trip to the delta and speaks to Wild Talk about the challenges its people face.

Jack Ruitenbeek Photo: Jack Ruitenbeek


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