South Western Ghats montane rain forests

WWF Abstract

Like the rain forests in the northern half of the Western Ghats, these high-elevation forests bring to mind the word "jungle." Trees, vines, ferns, and many other plants grow in profusion watered by rains from two monsoon seasons. The country’s largest elephant population is found in the large expanse of grasslands interspersed with stunted forests known locally as shola forests.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:India
Area:5,567,998 acres (2,253,289 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Eravikulam National Park
Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarahole) National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER