On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark continued her three-day visit to Bangladesh.
In the morning, Crown Princess Mary and the Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr. Flemming Møller Mortensen, participated in a field visit in the Sundarban area, which is the world’s largest mangrove ecosystem. According to the Danish royal court, “…millions of people have had houses in the area that were destroyed due to rising water levels and a higher frequency of cyclones.”
In the afternoon, Crown Princess Mary and Minister Mortensen toured a cyclone protection project and a climate-exposed village community. The project, “…helps to protect the fragile community against floods by cyclones, while at the same time protecting the delta’s special ecosystem.”
The day ended with a boat trip and a visit to the forest board in the Sundarban mangrove which is home to “…hundreds of species, including the Bengal Tiger, as well as a diverse fauna. Several areas in the mangrove are included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.”