South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

Forests in this ecoregion are a tall-stature, distinctly seasonal forest type that creates a transition from the wet rainforests regions of the plateaus and hill ranges of the southern Western Ghats and the surrounding drier plains. A large proportion of this is within protected areas and form the largest single contiguous belt of forest in south India, playing a crucial role in the survival and sustenance of large mammal species as well as for local and global seasonal migrant populations of birds and insects. Distinctly seasonal with annual rainfall between 1300 mm and 2400 mm.

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