06 October 2011
“Its area of 2,036,448 km2is equivalent to 23.92% of Brazil’s land surface and equal to the combined areas of Spain, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
The biome is one of the most unusual on the planet and, in spite of its poor acid soils, is home to 5% of all known species of living beings.”
As part of their campaign to preserve the Cerrado and to raise awareness of its uniquely important biodiversity, the WWF campaign site features lots of interesting facts and information about this specific biome, as well as outlining the threats to it, what WWF is doing about it, and how you can do your bit.
Visit their site for more info, and some beautiful screensavers created for ‘Cerrado Day’ on September 11th. http://www.wwf.org.br/natureza_brasileira/areas_prioritarias/cerrado/cerrado_in_english/
If you’d like to see the Carrado for yourself then our trekking and mountain biking tours in and around the Serra da Canastra National Park – one of the most important Cerrado areas in the whole of Brazil due to the major river sources found there – are just the thing. Find out more www.refreshecotours.com