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About the Pantanal

Landscape in the Pantanal

The Pantanal is the world's largest freshwater floodplain, with an area of more than 200,000 km2, comparable in size with countries like Great Britain.

Although the Pantanal also extends into Bolivia and Paraguay, over 70% of it is Brazilian territory, 2 / 3 of which lies in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul

To visitors, the Pantanal ecosystem stands out for its extraordinary biodiversity as well as for the ease in observing wildlife thanks to the absence of dense forest and the therefore excellent field visibility it offers us.

Landscape in the Pantanal

The Pantanal has been declared UNESCO World Nature Heritage site and Biosphere Reserve and on the border between the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul the Brazilian government created the Pantanal National Park. The park is a protected nature reserve and its location of great importance for the reproduction of fish stocks, which form the base of the food chain of the local fauna. In addition to the National Park, the Pantanal also contains several privately owned nature reserves.

Although the Pantanal is well known among the majority of the Brazilians, outside our country it has always been overshadowed by the Amazon rainforest as an ecotourism destination. Yet, who visits both regions easily comes to the conclusion that for the observation of wildlife the Pantanal is truly unique!