Largest mangrove forest: Sundarbans
Sundarbans National Park
Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world is the dominating area of the Royal Bengal tiger with Fishing Cats, Macaques, wild boars, Common Grey Mongooses, Foxes, Jungle Cats, Flying Foxes, Pangolins, and spotted deer.
As well as many kinds of birds (e.g. – Brown-winged Kingfishers, Lesser Adjutants, White-bellied Sea Eagles, Open Billed Storks, Black-headed Ibis, Water Hens etc.) and reptiles (e.g. – water monitors, Indian pythons Monitor Lizards, sea snakes, Dog Faced Water Snakes, Green Turtles, saltwater crocodiles, King Cobras etc.).
Two-third of it is situated near the district Khulna of country Bangladesh, while the rest is in West Bengal, India. Besides being a tourist attraction this huge forest also serves as a storm barrier, shore stabilizer and energy storage unit.