Accounting for 21% of the country’s land mass, Brazil’s vast tropical ecoregion called the Cerrado is the most biodiverse savannah on the planet. Boasting over 10,000 plant species, nearly 200 mammals, over 800 bird types and almost 300 amphibian and reptile species, the Cerrado’s mix of flora and fauna is unique in all the world.
Notable animals include the giant anteater, capybara, jaguar, cougar, toco toucan, black striped capuchin monkey and giant otter.
Urban pressure and the rapid establishment of agricultural activities in the region have been rapidly reducing the biodiversity of the ecosystems, and the population in the Cerrado region more than doubled from 1970 to 2010, going from 35.8 million to 76 million people.
Notably hot and dry in the summer, contrasted by wet winters, the Cerrado only has the two main seasons.
The combination of human influence, climate change and vast biodiversity put the future of the Cerrado in a perilous balance. Since 2017, almost a quarter of the entire ecoregion has become a protected area.
The Cerrado Group is proud to make an annual contribution to the World Wildlife Fund who are actively working to preserve and protect our name sake.
The Cerrado Group
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