Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests

WWF Abstract

As you stand with your feet in the muddy flood plain of the Ganges River, try to imagine how it looked long, long ago. The rich soil deposited over thousands of years by the river would have supported dense tracts of lush forest. You could have seen many of India's largest animals - greater one-horned rhinoceroses, Asian elephants, and wild water buffalo. Today, only fragments of that rich habitat remain, and many of the big animals are gone.
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Ecozone:Indo-Malayan
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Countries:India
Area:65,023,999 acres (26,314,279 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Corbett National Park
Keoladeo (Bharatpur) National Park
National Chambal Sanctuary
Rajaji National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER