Cerrado

WWF Abstract

The Cerrado is an extensive savanna shrubland mosaic and the largest ecoregion in the Americas--not to mention the sixth largest in the world. Across parts of southern Brazil, northeastern Paraguay, and eastern Bolivia, a mosaic of habitat types come together: wet and dry forests, grasslands and savannas, marshes and wetlands, and gallery forests and shrublands. An average of 50 to 80 inches (1,270 to 2,032 mm) of rain falls each year, washing over the Cerrado’s nutrient-poor but well-drained soils.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay
Area:473,663,999 acres (191,685,020 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Bosque Mbaracayú Biosphere Reserve
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park
Parque Nacional Serranía San Luis National Park
Paso Bravo National Park
Reserve de Biosphere Cerrado Biosphere Reserve
Serra da Canastra National Park
Serra do Cipó National Park
Sumidouro State Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER