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Sundari disappearing fast in Sundarbans for salinity, diseases


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Sundari tree, one of the most extensively found mangrove species in the Sundarbans, are disappearing for various diseases, including 'top-dying disease' which has killed 15 percent trees since the 80s.

In the last 30 years, 1.44 million cubic meter Sundari trees worth Tk 2,000 crore have been destroyed after being affected by 'top-dying disease', said experts.

Increasing salinity in the water and soil of the Sundarbans due to climate change is another reason for which the number of Sundari, Passur and Keora trees has been declining fast.

Gewa and Goran are being grown in the forest replacing Sundari trees.Gewa and Goran are now grown in 50 percent new places.

There are 334 species of trees and plants in 4,143-sqkm area out of6,017 sqkm.

read more: https://www.thedailystar.net/environment/sundari-tree-disappearing-fast-sundarbans-salinity-various-diseases-1602391

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