The Narmada river is the largest west flowing river in India. It is also one of the least polluted and disturbed waterways in the country. It supports a large variety of aquatic life including the marsh crocodile and the mahsa fish.
Although the dry deciduous forests along the river is not exceptional in terms of biodiversity or endemic species, the region is still an prime natural habitat of large animals - tiger, gaur, wild dog, sloth bear, black buck etc. The region’s vegetation includes culturally and economically important species like teak, bamboo, mahua, tendu etc. Hence, this region plays an important role in the long-term conservation of these species.