Pantanal Flooded Grasslands & Dry Forests bioregion
- 40,250Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 2Number of Ecoregions
- 69%Protection Target
- 3Protection 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.
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