Today BBC News has nice report about the practice of collecting honey in the mangroves of the Sundarbans Mangrove in India. The report features in the business section on their website (BBC/Sundarbans) and highlights the risks and challenges faced by local fishing when collecting honey, including tiger and snake attacks which has already cost some honey collects their lives. The report has video at the end of it where the fisherman explain why they risk their lives for just between £42 and £49 each season, the season runs for April to June annually. The video also shows how they go about collecting honey.
It is really good to see traditional uses getting coverage by mainstream media such as the BBC it is just a shame that it is hidden away on their website. Hopefully we shall see more stories like this highlighting the value of mangroves and their importance to communities around the world.