Mangroves in India (1)

In this article we will discuss Mangroves in India

Mangroves in India

  • Coverage: According to the India State of Forest Report, 2019, the mangrove cover in India is 4,975 sq km, which is 0.15% of the country’s total geographical area.
  • West Bengal has the highest percentage of area under total Mangrove cover followed by Gujarat and Andaman Nicobar Islands.
  • Largest Mangrove Forest: Sundarbans in West Bengal are the largest mangrove forest regions in the world. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The forest is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, Gangetic dolphins and Estuarine crocodiles.

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