Pantanal Matogrossense

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Pantanal Matogrossense

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  • Area: 
    135,000 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    17°39'S 57°25'W
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Pantanal Matogrossense. 24/05/93; Mato Grosso; 135,000 ha; 17°39'S 057°25'W. National Park. Part of the largest, permanent freshwater wetland in the Western Hemisphere. It is situated in a large depression functioning as an inland delta. The area consists of a vast region of seasonally flooded savannas, islands of xerophytic scrub, and humid deciduous forest. The site includes some of the largest and most spectacular concentrations of wildlife in the Neotropics and is probably the most important wetland in South America for waterfowl. There are huge resident breeding populations of a wide variety of species, and Nearctic shorebirds use the area for staging. An ecological station is located on the site. Ramsar site no. 602. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Mato Grosso

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • national park
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