The Pantanal is the world’s largest tropical wetland, created by the convergence of more than 1,200 rivers and streams rushing down from the eastern Andes and the high plateaus of the Cerrado, the vast tropical savanna to the east.
For now, the Pantanal is relatively intact, sustaining more than 270 communities—1.5 million people—in addition to its flora and fauna, and helping to stabilize the climate throughout the region and beyond. But while much of the Bolivian Pantanal is protected, the overwhelming majority of the wetland, particularly in Paraguay, is not.
Overgrazing by livestock, converting nature for crops, dam construction
and climate change threaten the landscape. We are working across borders to enable effective land-use planning, and we're working with communities and cattle ranchers in the region to help implement sustainable nature-positive production practices