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Indian Dry Deciduous Forests 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.

  • 56,352
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 4
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 6%
    Protection Target
  • 8
    Protection Level

The Indian Dry Deciduous Forests bioregion stretches across the Indian Subcontinent subrealm in Indomalaya. It contains four terrestrial ecoregions – Chhota-Nagpur Dry Deciduous Forests [1], Narmada Valley Dry Deciduous Forests [2], Khathiar-Gir Dry Deciduous Forests [3], Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea Mangroves [4] – totaling more than 56 million hectares of land area and includes the Gulf of Khambhat and adjoining Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea Mangroves (320). The bioregion, which includes the Narmada River and adjoining Vindhya and Chot Nagpur mountains, is defined by a very long dry season. While more than two-thirds of the region has been cleared, there are still large remaining tracts of original deciduous forests. 

The Indian Dry Deciduous Forests bioregion is part of the Indian Subcontinent subrealm and is made up of four ecoregions: Chhota-Nagpur Dry Deciduous Forests [1], Narmada Valley Dry Deciduous Forests [2], Khathiar-Gir Dry Deciduous Forests [3], Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea Mangroves [4].

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