The world’s largest wetland, the Pantanal in South America, is a paradise for wildlife. Its annual cycles of flooding and drought create a strikingly beautiful and rich ecosystem. It’s a haven for nearly 5,000 species of animals and plants, and attracts about a million tourists a year – joining the eight million people who live there.
WWF and partners are working together to record how important this ecosystem is. Reports indicate that half the region is under threat from poor management of agriculture, energy production and climate change.
The next steps are to continue to asses the impacts of climate change and learn how best to adapt to this while implementing a portfolio of conservation methods.