Ok, back to my Bangladesh note backlog, written in the Sundarbans while I had no network and no idea about the developing crisis.
As a protected forest, there is very little traffic here. Fishermen need permits to go here, and they don’t like to stay overnight because of bandits. It’s never been stated explicitly but that appears to be one reason we have an armed guard on the boat. But we did visit a small village near the northern edge of the forest.