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South America's vast pantanal wetland may become next everglades, UNU experts warn

South America's giant Pantanal wetlands, one of the world's most bio-diverse ecosystems, is at growing risk from intensive peripheral agricultural, industrial and urban development ?problems expected to be compounded by climate change, United Nations University experts warn. . Covering more than 165,000 square kilometers ?an area roughly equal to Florida ?in the heart of South America, the Pantan...

Report shows deforestation threatens Brazil's Pantanal

Deforestation from increased grazing and agriculture has destroyed 17 percent of the native vegetation in Brazil's Pantanal, considered the world's largest wetland. . .. Overall, opening the region to more grazing and agriculture, including the transformation of native pasture to farmland, has dest...
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