Video showing The Guardians of the Sundarbans
The Sundarbans romanized: Shundorbôn, lit. 'Beautiful forest', is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and in the Bay of Bengal. It spans from the Hooghly River in India's state of West Bengal to the Baleswar River in Bangladesh. It comprises closed and open mangrove forests, agriculturally used land, mudflats and barren land, and is intersected by multiple tidal streams and channels. Four protected areas in the Sundarbans are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, viz Sundarbans National Park, Sundarbans West, Sundarbans South and Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuaries.