Humid Chaco

WWF Abstract

The Humid Chaco stretches across the myriad landscapes of southeastern South America, creating a transition zone between the Arid Chaco ecoregion to the west and the humid tropical forests to the east. Parts of this ecoregion are so thick with vegetation that locals have dubbed it El Impenetrable. The region encompasses the northern Paraná River and its Flooded Savannas ecoregion and extends north into central Paraguay. Bogs and other wetlands, grasslands, savannas, and gallery forests come together here in a mosaic of habitats.
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Ecozone:Neotropic
Biome:Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil
Area:82,751,999 acres (33,488,546 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Protected Areas

Cerros Kói y Chororí Natural Monument
Macizo Acahay Natural Monument
Mburucuyá National Park
Río Pilcomayo National Park
Tinfunqué National Park
Ypacaraí National Park
Ypoa National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER