Pantanal Flooded Grasslands & Dry Forests 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.

  • 40,250
    Total Land Area (1000 ha)
  • 2
    Number of Ecoregions
  • 69%
    Protection Target
  • 3
    Protection Level

The Pantanal bioregion, located in the Brazil Cerrado & Atlantic Coast subrealm, lies just below the Amazon Basin, straddling the border between Brazil and Bolivia. It consists of two intertwined ecoregions—Chiquitano Dry Forests (529), Pantanal (584)—fed by the Paraguay River and hundreds of small lakes. It contains both the world’s largest tropical wetland and largest flooded grasslands, as well as fry tropical forests. A UNESCO heritage site, this bioregion has the highest concentration of bird, fish, and vertebrate wildlife on the continent and is home to the world’s largest jaguars. Its land area is approximately 40 million hectares.

The Pantanal Flooded Grasslands & Dry Forests bioregion is part of the Brazil Cerrado & Atlantic Coast subrealm and is made up of two ecoregions: (1) Chiquitano Dry Forests (2) Pantanal.

Learn more about each of the Pantanal Flooded Grasslands & Dry Forests ecoregions below.

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