Natural Vegetation and wildlife of india

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Natural Vegetation and wildlife of India

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Natural Vegetation and wildlife of india

  1. 1. NATURAL VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE OF INDIA
  2. 2. NATURAL VEGETATIONNatural vegetation refers to a plant community which has grown naturally without human aid and has been left undisturbed by humans for a long time. 2
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  4. 4. RAIN FORESTS • They are at their best in areas having heavy rainfall with a short dry season. The trees reach great heights up to 60 meters or even above. • There is no definite time for trees to shed their leaves. As such, these forests appear green all the year round. 4 D E C I D U O U S F O R E S T S • They are also called the monsoon forests and spread over the region receiving medium rainfall. • Trees of this forest-type shed their leaves in dry summer. M O N TA N E FORESTS • The wet temperate type of forests are found between a height of 1000 and 2000 meters above sea level. At higher elevations, temperate grasslands are common.
  5. 5. THORN FORESTS • In regions with less rainfall, the natural vegetation consists of thorny trees and bushes. • The stems are succulent to conserve water. Leaves are mostly thick and small to minimize evaporation. 5 M AN G R OVE F O R ESTS • Dense mangroves are the common varieties with roots of the plants submerged under water.
  6. 6. WILDLIFE • India has more than 89,000 of animal species. • The country has more than 1200 species of birds. They constitute 13% of the world’s total. • There are 2500 species of fish, which account for nearly 12% of the world’s stock. • India is the only country in the world that has both tigers and lions L E T S L O O K I N T O W I L D L I F E I N D I F F E R E N T T Y P E O F V E G E TAT I O N
  7. 7. W I L D L I F E O F R A I N F O R E S T NATUAL VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE 7
  8. 8. W I L D L I F E O F D E C I D U O U S F O R E S T 8
  9. 9. W I L D L I F E O F T H O R N F O R E S T 9
  10. 10. W I L D L I F E O F M O N TA N E F O R E S T 10
  11. 11. W I L D L I F E O F M A N G R O V E F O R E S T 11
  12. 12. QUESTION TIME ? • What is natural vegetation ? • What is Montane forest ? • What is rain forest ? • Which animals do you see in Mangrove forest?
  13. 13. THANK YOU

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