Lockdown is reviving Sundarban

Since the Bangladesh imposed lock down, the power boats has been abstained to enter the world largest mangrove forest. As a result no tourists, fishermen, honey collectors are allowed to invade the nature’s privacy. The entire forest of Sundarbans has gained it’s harmony.

The alluvium deposition in shore and canals are undisturbed. There is no rush or trespassing in sundarban. Covid-19 virus is giving a hard time to humans but it’s golden period for both the animal and plant kingdom to bloom again.

Animals which used to sneak behind the shrubs with petrified eyes have finally come out of their places. They’re cheerfully playing in wilderness and visiting shores couple of times and ravenously appeasing their thirst with cold lucid water of the canals.

Royel Bengal Tiger at Sundarban. Collected File Photo

”since the curfew started, the sighting of bengal tigers, spotted deer and other wild animal have increased rapidly” said Belayet Hossain the divisional forest officer of Sundarban East division. “Many tigers were seen lately playing blissfully along the shores,” he added.

The Indian part of Sundarban has recently declared that the number of tigers increased this year. They also said, ”more eight tigers are born this year.” The pictures collected this year shows more healthy tigers. They also apprised that the tiger fights has increased from two to five times per week , which is an amazing news for the forest departments.

From 2016 to 2018 research shows that about 114 tigers are present in the wild forest of Bangladesh. Among them 72 are adults and 14 young adults and 5 Cubs. The Forest officers of both west and east division of Bangladesh are hoping that the number will increase more in future.