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New boat to help raise conservation awareness in the Sundarbans

November 12, 2013

Workers completed renovations on a boat last month in the Sundarbans, giving local conservation groups an important tool to spread the word throughout the region about the importance of protecting mangrove forests.

The boat is needed because the Sundarbans is a massive delta comprised of countless islands, and there’s little transportation infrastructure available to reach remote communities.

In exchange for the boat, the Association for Conservation & Tourism will organize mangrove planting totaling 123 acres and carry out environmental education and awareness programs around the Sundarbans. Known for its biodiversity, the Sundarbans is a national park, tiger reserve, UNESCO Biosphere reserve, and World Heritage Site.