India and Bangladesh will work together to have the Sunderbans, which stretches across both countries, listed as the new seventh wonder of the world.

Both the countries will work jointly for ensuring that the Sunderbans gets into the final list of the seventh wonder of the world, Bangladesh Minister for Forest and Environment, Hasan Mehmud, said last night after a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

The Sunderbans was ahead in getting into the final list among the seventh wonder of the world, he said.

Echoing him, the Chief Minister said, “we will collaborate with Bangladesh in ensuring such a distinction for the Sunderbans.”

Stating that the Sunderbans was a treasure for both India and Bangladesh, Mr. Mehmud said it was facing many problems because of rise in sea level following global warming.

“The flora and fauna in the Sunderbans is endangered as a result of which the biosphere reserve is hard hit,” the Bangladesh minister said.

Mr. Bhattacharjee said that work will continue jointly for protection of the environment in the region.