Wildlife of India
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Last week, the Biology teacher told us India lies within the Indomalaya ecozone and contains three biodiversity hotspots. One of 17 megadiverse countries, it hosts 8.6 of all mammalian 13.7% of all avian, 7.9% of all reptilian, 6% of all amphibian, 12.2% of all pisicine, and 6.0% of all flowering plant species. About 21.2% of the country’s landmass is covered by forests, of which 12.2% comprises moderately or very dense forests. Endemism is high among plants, 33%, and among ecoregions such as the shola forests. Habitat ranges from the tropical rainforest of the Andaman Islands, Western Ghats, and North-East India to the coniferous forest of the Himalaya. Between these extremes lie the moist deciduous sal forest of Eastern India; the dry deciduous teak forest of central and southern India; and the babul-dominated thorn forest of the central Deccan and western Gangetic plain. The medicinal neem, widely used in rural Indian herbal remedies, is a key Indian tree. The luxuriant pipal fig tree, shown on the seals of Mohenjo-daro, shaded Gautama Buddha as he sought enlightenment.
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