Guianan savanna

WWF Abstract

The large, relatively intact grasslands of the Guyanan Savanna ecoregion lie between the Amazon and Orinoco River Basins in northern South America. They are embedded in a landscape of tropical rainforest and tepui sandstone peaks. These grasslands occur in three distinct patches, becoming increasingly smaller as they move south from the Guyana Shield to the mouth of the Amazon River. The diverse landscape contains clues to its inhabitants, if you look closely. Jaguars, for example, are rarely seen but leave traces that can be identified, such as paw prints. You might also see the feathers of hawks and eagles or the tracks of an armadillo.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Countries:Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela
Area:25,792,000 acres (10,437,652 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Imataca Forest Reserve
Maracá Ecological Reserve
Parque Nacional Canaima National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER