The Cerrado is the largest savanna region in South America and the largest ecoregion in the Americas. It encompasses central Brazil as well as small portions of northeastern Paraguay and eastern Bolivia. Biologically the richest savanna in all the world, it contains an extraordinary amount of biodiversity.
Guiana Highlands and Guyanan Highlands Moist Forest Ecoregion (South America)
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 14:38
Situated primarily in southeastern Venezuela, the Guayanan Highlands ecoregion is distinct from other ecoregions in Amazonia due to its montane physiography. It hosts vast expanses of tall primary rain forest and open, treeless or nearly treeless savannas interrupted by gallery forests.
Located on the northeast coast of South America, the Guianan Moist Forests ecoregion is one of the largest continuous tracts of relatively pristine lowland tropical rain forest in the world. It holds a wide variety of regional biodiversity with high levels of species endemism and richness.
The Guianan savanna is an ecoregion in the south of Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname and the north of Brazil. The savanna covers an area of rolling upland plains on the Guiana Shield between the Amazon and Orinoco basins.
The Southwest Amazon moist forests region covers an extensive area of the Upper Amazon Basin. The inaccessibility of this region, along with few roads, has kept most of the habitat intact. Also, there are a number of protected areas, which preserve this extremely biologically rich ecoregion.
The Tepui ecogregion, found in the Guiana Highlands of northern South America, is host to an archipelago of isolated sandstone plateaus and dramatic summits, atop nearly vertical escarpments. The tepuis are the remains of the ancient sandstone tableland overlying the Guiana Shield.
Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest Ecoregion (South America)
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:58
The "selva parananese" or Upper Paraná Atlantic Forest is an ecoregion of the tropical moist forests biome and the South American Atlantic Forest biome. The ecoregion stretches across the borders of southern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina.
Uruguayan Savanna Ecoregion (South America)
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 20:00
The Uruguayan savanna is a subtropical grassland and savanna ecoregion that extends from the extreme southern part of the Rio Grande do Sul, a Brazilian state, to include the entire country of Uruguay and a small section of the Argentinean province of Entre Ríos.