Rio de la Plata Grasslands bioregion
- 111,665Total Land Area (1000 ha)
- 5Number of Ecoregions
- 24%Protection Target
- 1Protection Level
The Rio de la Plata bioregion, located in the Southern America (Neotropical) realm, extends from the Espinal drylands east of the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing Argentina’s humid pampas grasses and the flooded savannas formed by the Paraná River and its tributaries. This bioregion also includes Uruguay’s subtropical savanna, which forms the Northern border of the Río de la Plata estuary, containing five ecoregions in total – Uruguayan Savanna (574), Espinal (575), Humid Pampas (576), Paraná Flooded Savanna (585), Southern Cone Mesopotamian Savanna (586) – as well as adjacent marine areas in the Atlantic Ocean. The total land area of this bioregion is more than 111 million hectares.
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