Pantanal, Brazil's Wildest Face
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Pantanal, Brazil's Wildest Face

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Pantanal, Brazil's Wildest Face

The name Patanal derives from the Portuguese word "pantano" and in spite of the eternal marshlands and the extensive muddy areas that make this area a bit of a difficult environment for man, the area contains the highest concentration of flora and fauna in South America. A true ecological paradise that is home to the largest variety of aquatic plants in the world and has as many as 650 species of birds, 102 species of mammals, 270 of fish and over 250 species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. The undisputed king of this impervious rain forest is the jaguar an is among the many endemic varieties at risk of extinction. Pantanal-Brasile-2The name Patanal derives from the Portuguese word "pantano" and in spite of the eternal marshlands and the extensive muddy areas that make this area a bit of a difficult environment for man, the area contains the highest concentration of flora and fauna in South America. A true ecological paradise that is home to the largest variety of aquatic plants in the world and has as many as 650 species of birds, 102 species of mammals, 270 of fish and over 250 species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. The undisputed king of this impervious rain forest is the jaguar an is among the many endemic varieties at risk of extinction. Pantanal-Brasile-3During the rainy season (October-February) the whole area remains inundated and the animals take refuge in raised areas. Between April and May the waters begin to lower and only in September nature explodes in all its beauty. The continuous exchange of water carries with it the essential nourishment for every animal as well as vegetation, regulating the rhythm of life and ensuring them a habitat rich in resources. Pantanal-Brasile-4Despite the environmental condition, inhabitants have never exploited the area and the locals have live for generations in harmony with the wild nature of the place, raising cattle and horses. A part of the Brazilian Pantanal became part of the Pantanal Matogrossense National Park and in 2000 was included in the list of Biosphere Reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A pristine and lush ecosystem, from which the whole world benefits. Pantanal-Brasile-5

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