Latest Cerrado Stories
A new study funded by NASA has found that Amazon forests are losing their greenness due to last year's record-breaking drought.
By MacDonald, Christine JUDSON BARROS lives in the state of Piaui in northwestern Brazil - a region known as El Cerrado that is traditionally dominated by dirt poor family farms and tropical woodland savannahs.
In the Cerrado region of Brazil, four dogs trained to detect animal feces by scent are helping researchers monitor rare and threatened wildlife.
A legless lizard, knobby horned toad and mini-woodpecker have come out of hiding in Brazil, where scientists recently spotted the basket of probable new species. With a pointed snout and missing legs, the new Bachia lizard species looks like a slithering snake.
Researchers discovered a legless lizard and a tiny woodpecker along with 12 other suspected new species in Brazilâ€™s Cerrado, one of the worldâ€™s 34 biodiversity conservation hotspots.
The Neotropic ecozone is one of Earth's eight ecosystems. This ecozone is also known as the Neotropical ecozone. It is made up of South and Central America, the Mexican lowlands, Caribbean Islands, and southern Florida. The southernmost part of South America is part of the Antarctic ecosystem. Many of the regions included in the Neotropic share the same diversity among plant and animal life. The flora and fauna of the Neotropic are unique and distinct from the Nearctic (which includes most of...
The Cerrado (English: "inaccessible") is an immense tropical savanna ecoregion located in Brazil. It is distinguished by its wide variety of plant and animal biodiversity. According to the World Wildlife Fund, it is the richest savanna in the world, known for its flora and fauna. The climate of the Cerrado is mostly hot to semi-humid in the summer with a dry winter season which lasts from May to October. The annual precipitation for this region is between 31 - 63 inches. The soils are old,...
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