Sundarbans: Survival On The Brink Of Brine

Riverine fishermen all along the Ganges-Brahmputra basin are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet via their traditional livelihood. Overfishing, commercial trawling, habitat destruction, pollution, and hunting of juvenile fish populations all contribute to drastically falling catches. Catches throughout the basin have fallen 85-90%. The Sundarbans, at the delta of this basin, is the largest unbroken stand of mangroves in the world. This richly biodiverse region protects Bengal against the devastation of a rising sea. Damaged by an oil spill, at risk from increasing salinity, threatened by overfishing, and impending coal plants, the ‘Beautiful Forest’ and its denizens are engaged in a fight for survival

Endangered EstuariesThe OilcleanerA Choking HazardBlack Viscous GooChildren Clean The Oil Port vs. JungleThe SundarbansPirates of the SundarbansKids: Easy Pickings For PiratesA Rich EcosystemAn Increasingly Unviable LivelihoodKhulna, A City In Danger Of Rising Sea LevelsA Quiet DesperationThe Most Vulnerable: Women %26 ChildrenMale Out-migration In The SundarbansA Public Health HazardChildren Work, For There's No Other IncomeA Young FishermanEmpty Nets, Empty RiversI Used To Eat FishLife Must Go OnOutside, Looking In Fisherwomen FightWhere Are The Fish? Victims Of Slow ViolenceWhat Lies In Their Future?