Pantanal

Pantanal Complex

Pantanal is the largest floodplain in the world and it is the World’s  Natural Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

It is located in the center of Latin America, including areas in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. The largest part is in Brazil, with 140,000 square meters, which is shared between the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso.

Traditionally Brazilian Pantanal is divided into 10 sub-regions, according to landscape features or historical facts as it follows: Caceres, Poconé, Barão deMelgaço, Paiaguás, Paraguay, Nhecolândia, Abobral, Aquidauana, Miranda and Nabileque.

The dry season (April to October) and floods (November to March) are the most remarkable features of such ecosystem and sets the pace for the incredible amount of wildlife that Pantanal is the shelter.

Fauna and Flora

Due to fauna and flora derived from Cerrado (a bushy vegetation of the interior of Brazil) and with some influences of the Amazon, Pantanal has been regarded by scientists as a great natural nursery for many population it remains. It acts as a refuge for endangered species like jaguar, blue macaw, great anteater and giant otter.

There are over 3,500 species of plants, 124 species of mammals, 177reptiles, 41 amphibians and at least 423 species of birds.

At Baía das Pedras Farm, located in Pantanal ofNhecolândia, you have the opportunity to meet other famous inhabitants: marsh deer , pampas deer and brocket, capybara, alligator, howler monkey, tapir, peccary, toucan, wood ibis, blue and yellow macaw and red macaw.

Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Located in the Midwest of Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul is home to 79 municipalities. It borders five Brazilian states: Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Paraná, Goiás and Mato Grosso. To the south it borders Paraguay and to the west Bolivia. Its extensive river system covers the basins of Paraná and the Upper Paraguay, where Pantanal is.

The state's main economic activities are: agriculture, cattle-raising, industry, tourism and mining.

Mato Grosso do Sul is well-known as the state of farming and cattle-raising. Among the cultural events, the way of life of the Pantanal man, the border identity with neighboring countries and the strong indigenous expression are shown in crafts, music and cullinary art.

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