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Vegetation of the himalayan regions

  1. 1. By Jayanarayan,Omar Bin Tariq,Umeir,Alex And Najeebuddin.
  2. 2. Vegetation Vegetation is a general term for the plant life of a region; it refers to the ground cover provided by plants. Vegetation supports critical functions in the biosphere, at all possible spatial scales. Since the 1960s, much research into vegetation has revolved around topics in functional ecology. In a functional framework, taxonomic botany is less important.
  3. 3. Himalayas
  4. 4. Vegetation General info The Himalayas stretches over a distance of about 2500 kms from west to east. It average width along the entire longitudinal extension ranges from 100 - 400 km. The vast area covered by the mountain range along with some fantastic altitude gradients result in the tremendous biodiversity of the Himalayan region. Vegetation and wildlife, both change according to the varying altitude and the resulting differences in climatic conditions.
  5. 5. Vegetation Thousands of species of flora and fauna thrive in the region, each adapting to its climatic conditions, predators and other challenges unique to ones habitat. However, as in other regions, mans entry and exploitation into the region has meant that many species have become extinct or are threatened and on the verge of extinction. We present a brief look at the tremendous natural wealth of the Himalayas.

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