Eastern Highlands Moist Deciduous Forests
Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests extend from the Bay of Bengal coast in northern Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha, across the northern portion of the Eastern Ghats range and the northeastern Deccan Plateau, to the eastern Satpura Mountain Range and the upper Narmada River valley.
East Deccan Dry Evergreen Forests
East Deccan Dry Evergreen Forests cover lie in the rain shadow of the Western Ghats and Eastern Ghats, which block the rain-bearing summer southwest monsoon. The eco region covers an area of 25,500 square kilometers (9,800 sq mi), extending from Ramanathapuram District of Tamil Nadu to Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh. Much of the eco region is densely settled, and has been substantially altered by human activity, including agriculture, grazing, and forestry, over the centuries. The eco region is home to the metropolis of Chennai (Madras), and a number of other cities, including Puducherry, Thanjavur, Kanchipuram and Nellore.
Deccan Thorn Scrub Forests
A Deccan thorn scrub forest is a xeric shrub land eco region of India and southernmost Sri Lanka. Historically this area was covered by tropical dry deciduous forest but this only remains in isolated fragments. These consist of open woodland characterized by thorny trees with short trunks and low, branching crowns, spiny and xerophytic shrubs, and dry grassland. This is the habitat for the great Indian bustard and blackbuck, though these and other animals are declining in numbers; this area was at one time home to large numbers of elephants and tigers. Almost 350 species of bird have been recorded here. The remaining natural habitat is threatened by overgrazing and invasive weeds, but there are a number of small protected areas which provide a haven for the wildlife.
South Deccan Plateau Dry Deciduous Forests
A South Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forest is a dry broadleaf forest eco region of southern India. The eco-region lies in the southern Deccan Plateau, within the Western Ghats' rain shadow. It receives 900 to 1,500 mm of rain annually, much less than the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests and South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests that lie to the west. The eco region covers the southern portion of Karnataka's Malenadu region, extending south into the Kongu Nadu region of eastern Tamil Nadu.
Wildlife Sanctuaries in Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India
Here is the list of wildlife sanctuaries located in the forest range of Eastern Ghats Mountain Range in India:
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