Flashcards in Humans At The Coast Deck (4)
What are some facts about the Sundarbans
The region straddles the border between India and Bangladesh, it is the largest mangrove forer in the the world
It is very flat and low lying
It is dynamically I. Equilibrium with no erosion or deposition
It’s home to many rare species
What opportunities does the Sundarbans region bring?
The area is home to more than 4 million people and provides a range of natural products which can be used for economic benefit
The flat fertile land is ideal for growing rice
The rich ecosystem provides plentiful crabs, fish, honey and palm leaves
The mangroves provide timber
The area also provides a service
The mangroves provide a natural defence against flooding making it easier to grow crops etc.
Prevents coastal erosions as the roots bind the soil together
There is also opportunities for development
Totisrm wisktyors strata yrd by the wodkife
Since 2011 cargo ships have used the waterways which have be dredged to accommodate the trade
A peer plant has been propers in the both of the nation al park providing energy for the residents.
However risk also exist as
There’s a huge lack of fresh water for drinking and irrigation
The risk of flooding is increased by Deforestation caused by a growing population and its need for more foods etc.
Flkodjg is leading to salinisation of the top quality land
The area is home to animals that attack humans such as tigers and crocodiles
There is huge issues with unemployment
Their low level is at risk of rising sea level
Only 1 fifth of homes in the arse have access to main electricity with even fewer having a tV which is hampering emergency warnings and communications
Access is difficult as roads are in poor condition