UN Sends Team to Clean Up Sunderbans Oil Spill in Bangladesh

UN Sends Team to Clean Up Sunderbans Oil Spill in Bangladesh

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Thick tar clogging 350 sq km of delicate mangrove forest and river delta, home to endangered Bengal tigers and rare dolphins. Photo source: ©© BrianScottImages

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The United Nations said on Thursday it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world’s largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill…

Read Full Article, Guardian UK

Oil Spill in Bangladesh’s Unique Mangrove Forest, National Geographic (12-17-2014)
On December 12, three days after a cargo vessel collided with a tanker, oil coats mangrove trees in the Sundarbans, a delta that forms the world’s largest contiguous tidal mangrove forest—a haven for a spectacular diversity of animals. More than 90,000 gallons of oil have spilled into the rivers and creeks of the region…

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