Malabar Coast moist forests
The Malabar Coast moist forests is a tropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion of southwestern India. It lies along India's Konkan and Malabar coasts, in a narrow strip between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats range, which runs parallel to the coast. It has an area of 35,500 square kilometers (13,700 sq mi), and extends from northern Maharashtra through Goa, Karnataka and Kerala to Kanniyakumari in southernmost Tamil Nadu.
The ecoregion extends from sea level to the 250 meter contour of the Western Ghats. It is bounded on the east by the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests in Maharashtra and Karnataka, and the South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests in Kerala.
- Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Maharashtra (50 km²)
- Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park, Goa (150 km²)
- Peechi-Vazhani Wildlife Sanctuary, Kerala (100 km²)
- List of ecoregions in India
- South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests
- South Western Ghats montane rain forests
- Malabar rainforests
- "Malabar Coast moist forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund.
- World Wildlife Fund (2001). "Malabar Coast moist forests". WildWorld Ecoregion Profile. National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.
- Wikramanayake, Eric; Eric Dinerstein; Colby J. Loucks; et al. (2002). Terrestrial Ecoregions of the Indo-Pacific: a Conservation Assessment. Island Press; Washington, DC. pp. 311-313