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Greater Deccan-Sri Lankan Forests & Drylands bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 73,823
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 6
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 8%
    Protection Target
  • 8
    Protection Level

The Greater Deccan-Sri Lankan Forests & Drylands bioregion is located within the Indian Subcontinent subrealm in Indomalaya and contains six ecoregions – Central Deccan Plateau Dry Deciduous Forests [1], Deccan Thorn Scrub Forests [2], South Deccan Plateau Dry Deciduous Forests [3], East Deccan Dry-Evergreen Forests [4], Sri Lanka Dry-Zone Dry Evergreen Forests [5], Godavari-Krishna Mangroves [6] – totaling approximately 73 million hectares of land area.

The Greater Deccan-Sri Lankan Forests & Drylands bioregion is part of the Indian Subcontinent subrealm and is made up of six ecoregions: Central Deccan Plateau Dry Deciduous Forests [1], Deccan Thorn Scrub Forests [2], South Deccan Plateau Dry Deciduous Forests [3], East Deccan Dry-Evergreen Forests [4], Sri Lanka Dry-Zone Dry Evergreen Forests [5], Godavari-Krishna Mangroves [6].

One Earth is dedicated to mobilizing philanthropic capital to protect the ecosystems and peoples of Indomalaya. Visit the Project Marketplace to explore projects in this realm that need your support. Learn more about each of the Greater Deccan-Sri Lankan Forests & Drylands ecoregions below.

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