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Char Kukri-Mukri Wildlife Sanctuary

Char Kukri-Mukri Wildlife Sanctuary is a Wildlife sanctuary in Southern Charfession Upazilla of Bangladesh located on an island in Bay of Bengal in the south of the country. The area of the sanctuary is 40 ha (99 acres) and is elongated in shape. It is 130 km from the Bharisal town in the gangetic delta on the mouth of Meghana river. It is also called Charfesson wildlife sanctuary. Most part of the sanctuary is submerged twice in a day due to high tide and is covered with dense mangrove vegetation.  The soil type is clay.

 

History

According to the local people the human habitation started on the island around 1930 during the British Raj. The Bhola cyclone which hit the Bangladesh in 1970 had swept the entire human population on the island. After the cyclone, in the year 1973/1974 people again migrated to the island and started fishing and cultivation. Bangladesh forest department started afforestation of many mangrove species on the island.

 

How To Go

From Dhaka Sadarghat, Launches are available for Charfesson, BholaFrom Bhola first you have to go to Char Fashion's Char Kachhpiya. From there it is possible to reach Char Kukri Mukri by a trawler, boat, or small launch.