Eurasian Thorn Scrub

Thorn scrub vegetation surrounds the Thar Desert of India and Pakistan and extends south and east following the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal. Vegetation in this ecotype ranges from dense, shrub-like trees to open thorn savanna. Human impact on the vegetation is believed to be high like many other woodland-savanna systems in Eurasia with many ecologists believing this area to represent a degraded state of tropical dry forest. The tallest grasslands in the world exist here, interspersed with savanna and scrub, and support a wide variety and density of wildlife species.