North Indomalayan Deserts & Scrub Forest bioregion
- 77,908Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 13%Protection Target
- 10Protection Level
The North Indomalayan Desert & Scrub Forest bioregion is located in the northwest of the Indian Subcontinent subrealm in Indomalaya and contains five terrestrial ecoregions – Indus Valley Desert , Aravalli West Thorn Scrub Forests , Thar Desert , Rann of Kutch Seasonal Salt Marsh , Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea Mangroves  – (320) totaling nearly 78 million hectares of land area, not including the Indus River Delta-Arabian Sea Mangroves and adjoining marine areas. The bioregion is dominated by the drylands and deserts of the Indus River and Luni River valleys. Though a harsh, desolate environment, the seasonal salt flats spanning surrounding the Gulf of Kutch provide refuge for the endangered Asiatic wild ass and support the one of the world's largest breeding colonies of flamingos.
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