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  • Bangladesh River Journey:
    Charting the course of climate change

    The story of the BBC's voyage through Bangladesh in 2007, looking at how a heating planet changes people's lives.

    Bangladesh Boat, BBC World Service
    • Photos

      • The final picture

        The final picture (on Flickr)

        As the BBC team prepare to disembark the boat, the sun sets overhead, and indeed on the trip itself.

        • 2 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Captain Sales and the staff

        Captain Sales and the staff (on Flickr)

        As M.V.Aboshar makes it's way back to Dhaka, James Sales makesw a special thankyou to all the boat crew who had worked so hard after the last few weeks.

        • 2 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Eager audience

        Eager audience (on Flickr)

        Most people at the final BBC boat trip sanglap in Mongla agreed that co-ordination between government ministries and local and international NGOs after cyclones could be improved.

        • 3 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Sanglap stage-set

        Sanglap stage-set (on Flickr)

        The grounds of the hotel in Mongla where the debate was staged formed a dramatic backdrop for the debate.

        • 3 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Sidr survivor

        Sidr survivor (on Flickr)

        Rehana lost a daughter in the storm but managed to save her toddler (photograhed) despite being blown into a pond. She received first aid while queuing to take part in the BBC sanglap debate in Mongla on Saturday.

        • 3 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Beware the tigers

        Beware the tigers (on Flickr)

        Also back to normal working hours are the fishermen of the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest in the south-west of the country. At night time they are especially at risk from tigers.

        • 4 days ago
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
    • Diaries from the boat

      • Diary: Journey's end (BBC Diary)

        Diary: Journey's end

        The diary of the BBC's month-long journey along Bangladesh's rivers, examining climate change and other key issues.

        • yesterday
        • Dhaka, Bangladesh
      • Diary: Cyclone devastation

        The diary of the BBC's month-long journey along Bangladesh's rivers, examining climate change and other key issues.

        • last week
        • Rayenda, Bangladesh
      • Cyclone hits poor hardest

        The BBC's Alastair Lawson talks to people in south-western Bangladesh about the recent cyclone and its aftermath.

        • last week
        • Mongla, Bangladesh
      • Diary: Cyclone coming

        The diary of the BBC's month-long journey along Bangladesh's rivers, examining climate change and other key issues.

        • last week
        • Bhuapur, Bangladesh
  • Follow the journey

    • Latest
    • Diary logs & photos
    • Proposed Route
    • Actual Route

    Relive the journey of BBC reporters Ben Sutherland and Alastair Lawson on board the MV Aboshar ship around Bangladesh. Click on the markers to read their diary entries and see their photos.

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