Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744302, India
About Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve
The Island presents varied natural panorama covered with virgin lush evergreen dense tropical forests extending from seacoast to the tip of the hills. This area is the home for the most endangered species, megapode as well as the edible-nest swiftlet (Collocalia fuciphaga). The area is the home of the Shomphens, one of the most primitive tribes of India
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