Women in the Sunderban delta in India have been performing rituals and planting mangrove saplings to protect their land against powerful cyclones.

The Sunderbans, once a fertile land at the mouth of the Ganga near the Bay of Bengal, now face the threat of climate change due to excessive deforestation. The women are helping to restore the forest by planting mangrove saplings.

The Sundarban mangrove forest, among the largest in the world, is often considered the first line of defence against cyclones in the Bay of Bengal. With climate change and deforestation, this defence has weakened over time.

Local women are working with a non-profit organisation called Sundarban Foundation to plant the saplings, hoping to save the embankments from floods, storms, and cyclones, AFP reported.

Read more

donate button
Please choose the donation payment system

Donation Information

I would like to make a donation in the amount of:


I would like this donation to repeat each month

Tribute Gift

Check here to donate in honor or memory of someone

Donor Information

Add me to your mailing list


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *