Sundarbans recovery: Ecosystem resilience post oil spill

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Photo credit: Sayamindu Dasgupta

On December 9, 2014, a major oil spill of 350,000 litres occurred in the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Sundarbans in Bangladesh. The accident threatened to destroy the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem and its unique aquatic life. There were fears that the spill might lead to severe long-term degradation of this delicate and ecologically important environment.

Homegrown solution provides source of nutrition

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Mother eating fish chutney in Sunamgunj, Bangladesh. Photo by Finn Thilsted.

A chutney and a flour made from small fish could have significant benefits for child and maternal health in areas where undernutrition is prevalent says a new report.