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Shola grasslands

Shola grasslands
•The Shola vegetation are tropical montane forests found in the Western Ghats separated by rolling grasslands in high altitudes.
•Shola grasslands consist of dwarf trees growing 25-30 feet.
•It is a stunted forest growths of diverse grass species.
•Between 1973-2014 Shola grasslands area had seen a 66.7% decline 🙃!
•The Shola forests and associated grasslands store large quantities of water on the mountain ranges, thus serving as huge `water harvesting and storage structures
•Many of the rivers in Kerala and Tamil Nadu originate from the Shola grasslands and were perennial. 

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