Cerrado Savannas bioregion

The bioregion’s land area is provided in units of 1,000 hectares. The protection goal is the combined Global Safety Net (GSN1) areas for the component ecoregions. The protection level indicates the percentage of the GSN goal that is currently protected on a scale of 0-10. N/A means data is not available at this time.

  • 194,751
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 13%
    Protection Target
  • 9
    Protection Level

The Cerrado bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, covers more than one-fifth of Brazil’s total land area and consists of two ecoregions –  Campos Rupestres Montane Savanna (566) Cerrado (567) – with gallery forests running along the streams and rivers. The bioregion is considered to be one of the richest tropical savannas in the world, containing 10,000 plant species, 200 mammal species, and 10 endemic bird species. The total area of this bioregion is 194 million hectares.

The Cerrado Savannas bioregion is part of the Brazil Cerrado & Atlantic Coast subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Cerrado (2) Campos Rupestres Montane Savanna

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