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North Indian Tropical Forests & Sundarbans 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.

  • 66,270
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 7
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 9%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The North Indian Tropical Forests & Sundarbans bioregion is the eastern section of the Indian Subcontinent subrealm in Indomalaya, containing seven terrestrial ecoregions – Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests [1], Lower Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests [2], Meghalaya Subtropical Forests [3], Brahmaputra Valley Semi-Evergreen Forests [4], Sundarbans Freshwater Swamp Forests [5], Sundarbans Mangroves [6], Myanmar Coast Mangroves [7] – along with the Myanmar Coast Mangroves (321) and Sundarbans Mangroves (323) totaling approximately 66 million hectares of land area.

The North Indian Tropical Forests & Sundarbans bioregion is part of the Indian Subcontinent subrealm and is made up of seven ecoregions: Upper Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests [1], Lower Gangetic Plains Moist Deciduous Forests [2], Meghalaya Subtropical Forests [3], Brahmaputra Valley Semi-Evergreen Forests [4], Sundarbans Freshwater Swamp Forests [5], Sundarbans Mangroves [6], Myanmar Coast Mangroves [7].

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