This is incredible!
The largest river island in the world Mejul may soon disappear. Over the past 70 years, the area Mejul dropped by more than half, and there are fears that he will go under water in the next 20 years, informs Rus.Media.
Through greater erosion of soil on its shores, the island is under constant threat of flooding. The reason for this, consider the large coastal structures built to protect the cities located on the river Brahmaputra, from the monsoon season, but which redirect the destructive fury of the river directly to the island. Only in 1991 was washed away more than 35 villages. Although Indian authorities are struggling to figure out how to save the island, his life could be even shorter if not for one local active defender of the environment.
Jadav Payang is home to the largest river island in the world, whose name Medjoul.
The problem with this place is that the island is under constant threat of flooding through greater erosion of soil on its shores.
Over the past 70 years, the area Mejul dropped by more than half, and there are fears that he will go under water in the next 20 years.
But its existence could be even shorter, if not Jadav.
It all began in 1979 when he was only 16 years old.
Then, being still very young, he came across a large number of snakes that had died from the intense heat after violent floods washed them on a deserted sand shoal.
Then just Jadav and has set for itself the mission of his life, which is to save the island Mejul from erosion by planting trees.
He practiced every day for the past 39 years.
As a result the man was able to plant 550 hectares of forest – more than Central Park in new York (340 hectares).
This place has become home to many creatures.
Including Bengal tigers and Indian rhinos.
Each year, the island even visits a herd of 100 elephants.
The reason Majuli become smaller, as expected, there is a large embankment on the river Brahmaputra.
Their people had built for protection from the monsoon.
But these human structures redirect the turbulent river flow directly to the island, why it is destroyed, leaving the water.