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Pantanal Conservation Area
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Pantanal Conservation Area

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Brazil
Best of: Wildlife, Wetland
Description:
The Pantanal Conservation Complex consists of a cluster of four protected areas with a total area of 187,818 ha. Located in western central Brazil at the south-west corner of the State of Mato Grosso, the site represents 1.3% of Brazil's Pantanal region, one of the world's largest freshwater wetland ecosystems. The headwaters of the region's two major river systems, the Cuiabá and the Paraguay rivers, are located here, and the abundance and diversity of its vegetation and animal life are spectacular.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Pantanal Conservation Area", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.