Travel along the Sela River from Mongla to the Bay of Bengal. Filmed, written, and shot over the monsoon and winter of 2014, this is a map of sights, sounds, and stories from the 'Beautiful Forest'
The Sundarbans is the largest unbroken stand of mangroves in the world. This richly biodiverse delta, home to endangered creatures and nearly a million people, protects Bangladesh against the devastation of a rising sea. Damaged by an oil spill, at risk from increasing salinity, and threatened by a coal plant at its mouth, the ‘Beautiful Forest’ is engaged in a last-ditch fight for survival
The Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna empty into the Bay of Bengal, making this large active delta. The ecosystem survives on the delicate balance of freshwater and brine
The murky matter of an oil spill in the largest unbroken stand of mangroves in the world and the murkier cover-up. A story from the Sundarbans in Bangladesh
A dirty coal-fired plant, a ship-breaking yard, petroleum reservoirs, and toxic shipping traffic gravely threaten the Sundarbans, the frontline of Bangladesh's defense against climate change
All along the length of Bangladesh and especially in the ecologically rich delta, fishermen's nets had come up empty and the delta echoed with tales of woe. Where was the Hilsa?
Almost four million people depend upon the Sundarbans delta in Bangladesh and almost a million live and/or work within the forest -- fisherfolk crab-catchers, honey collectors, shrimp-fishers, among others