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Sundarbans: Nature’s Wall of Defence

The mangrove forest of the Sundarbans is an invaluable ecosystem — it shelters diverse creatures, provides livelihood to millions, and protects an entire civilisation from the deadliest cyclones. Watch the film in English and Bengali
Film by: Ashwika Kapur
Film by: Ashwika Kapur

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An incredible, resilient network of roots supports one of the world’s largest mangrove forests and protects its islands from disastrous waves, tides, cyclones, and storms. Watch this video on the Sundarbans mangroves and why need them. Read this story to learn how the mangroves’ intricate root system is central to the stability of the habitat.

Discover how mangroves work, where are they found in India and how threatened these ecosystems are in this detailed explainer.

Ashwika Kapur
Ashwika Kapur

is an international award-winning natural history filmmaker and science communicator. With an innate knack for storytelling, she loves finding unexpected narratives that educate, entertain and inspire

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