North Western Ghats montane rain forests

WWF Abstract

In the rain forest, high up in the northern end of the Western Ghats Mountains, the trees can grow as tall as a 12-story building. Walking beneath the trees presents a challenge as bamboos, palms, and canes form a dense and almost impenetrable understory. The hiking is easier to the south, where patches of stunted forests are found within extensive grasslands. These are known locally as shola forests. All along this mountain range the terrain is rugged, with peaks reaching 8,860 feet (2,700 meters) on the western side.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:India
Area:7,615,998 acres (3,082,085 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
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Protected Areas

Kudremukh National Park
Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER