Rising Salinity in the Sundarban Mangroves of Bangladesh
One of the main impacts will be the loss of the Sundarbans, the coastal mangroves on the Western coast, the habitat for several valuable species which act as a barrier against storm surge. A 45 cm sea level rise would inundate 75% of the Sundarbans, and 67 cm sea level rise could inundate all of the system. Estimates indicate that up to 40% of mangroves will be lost. Salinity could increase substantially in many areas as a result.