The Sundarbans

145580 WDPA ID
1397.0 km² Reported Area

Type Marine Protected Areas

Location Bangladesh


  • Original Name Les Sundarbans
  • English Designation World Heritage Site (natural or mixed)
  • IUCN Management Category Not Applicable
  • Status Inscribed
  • Type of Designation International
  • Status Year 1997
  • Sublocation BD-27, BD-5, BD-58
  • Governance Type Collaborative governance
  • Management Authority Forest Department
  • Management Plan Not Reported
  • International Criteria (ix)(x)

Management Effectiveness Evaluations

  • WH Outlook Report 2014


No information available

Sources (1)

  1. UNESCO World Heritage Sites Updated: 2021 IUCN World Heritage Programme

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UNEP-WCMC (2024). Protected Area Profile for The Sundarbans from the World Database on Protected Areas, June 2024. Available at: