Places in News: Brazil’s Pantanal Wetland


  • Devastating wildfires that burned out of control in late 2019 and early 2020 in Brazil’s Pantanal wetland are back.

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  • Situated in Brazil, it is the world’s largest wetland and biggest tropical wetlands
  • vegetation compacted under the marshy flood water
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • natural region encompassing the world’s largest tropical wetland area, and the world’s largest flooded grasslands.
  • extends into Bolivia and Paraguay
  • rich with tapirs, pumas, capybaras and jaguars.

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