Fires that swept across South America’s Pantanal wetlands in 2020 burned thousands of square kilometres of critical jaguar habitat and may threaten the big cats’ long-term survival, new research reveals.
The Pantanal: the most beautiful place you’ve never heard of; Jack Bullett & Angela Glienicke; Greenpeace
Discover this land of bustling wildlife, ferocious fires, and ‘flying rivers’ – and learn how we can protect it.
The Unesco World Heritage Area contains the highest concentration of wildlife on the continent.
The Pantanal – 4 Gateways to the world’s largest inland wetlands (Brazil); Karin Marijke; Land Cruising Adventure
Among the easiest place to watch wildlife in South America, the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil can be visited from four sides. Here’s how.
See Brazil’s wild tropical wetlands from this luxury expedition boat; James Gabriel Martin; Lonely Planet
Imagine a Haor bigger than Bangladesh. It fills with water during the rains and empties in dry season. This is the Pantanal, one of the world’s great wilderness areas. It is a wetland in Brazil’s Mato Grosso state that extends into Bolivia and Paraguay. Covering between 54,000 and 75,000 square miles, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site recognized for its ecological diversity.
Source: The Pantanal
At more than 49.4 million acres, the Pantanal is the largest and one of the most pristine wetlands in the world.
‘The Pantanal is national heritage’: protecting the world’s largest wetlands; Sam Cowie; The Guardian
Spanning Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia and home to 4,700 species, the Pantanal wetlands are under threat from deforestation and agriculture. But local people are taking on the challenge to protect this unique region.