Marechal Newton Cavalcanti Instruction Center guards environmental treasure in Aldeia Many people are not aware of it, but at the end of Estrada de Aldeia (between km 20 and km 30 of the PE-27) there is nothing less than the longest continuous strip of Atlantic Forest above. from the São Francisco River, inside […]
Fauna and Flora of Brazil
Brazil and the Northeast have an exceptional fauna and flora in their environment with the greatest biodiversity of the Paneta and owns the largest freshwater reserves and a third of the tropical forests that remain in the world, it has seven biomes: Amazon, Cerrado , Caatinga, Atlantic Forest, Pantanal, Coastal and Pampas.
Fauna and Flora of Brazil
Brazil has in its environment the largest fauna and flora on the planet.
The country is home to approximately 524 species of mammals, 517 of amphibians, 1.677 of birds and 468 of reptiles.
Furthermore, among these forms of life, a large part is endemic, that is, they only exist in Brazilian territory: 131 species of mammals, 294 of amphibians, 191 of birds and 468 of reptiles are exclusive to Brazil.
Among the greatest fauna and flora, the Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, is the national and also global highlight, having the greatest variety of life on Earth.
Covering 5,5 million square kilometers, the Amazon Forest has a third of all living species on the planet.
It is estimated that there are more than 5 million plant species there, of which only 30.000 have been identified.
Even so, one in every 5 plant species in the world is in its territory. In just one of its hectares there can be up to 300 different types of trees.
As for the animal variety, in Alto do Juruá in Acre alone, the forest region richest in biodiversity, there are 616 species of birds, 50 of reptiles, 300 of spiders, 140 of frogs, 16 of monkeys and 1.620 of butterfly known.
Fauna and Flora of the Northeast and Brazil
Boqueirão da Onça is a refuge for animals in the northeastern hinterland
Caatinga gains two new protected areas, including the Boqueirão da Onça National Park in Bahia. The Caatinga is the only uniquely Brazilian biome, which means that much of its biological heritage does not exist anywhere else on the planet. Despite that, he is the most […]
Candombá is a typical flower from the Chapada Diamantina National Park
Candombá or Vellozia sincorana is a typical and endemic flower of the Campos Rupestres of the Chapada Diamantina National Park. Candombá, which had not bloomed for 17 years, is reborn in a recently burned area and changes the landscape. Candombá once again flourished on burnt tree stumps in an area devastated by fire […]
5 species of sea turtles found in Brazil
Five species of sea turtles are found in Brazil, out of the seven existing in the world. However, all of them are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and two of the Brazilian sea turtles are at risk of extinction. According to the Tamar Project, sea turtles have been around for longer […]
Fernando de Noronha has the largest concentration of dolphins on the planet
Inside the Bay of Dolphins inlet in Fernando de Noronha, one of the archipelago's natural attractions, there is a high concentration of spinner dolphins, an oceanic and tropical species known for its behavior of jumping out of water and performing up to seven rotations. around the axis itself. Dolphin watching on site […]
Maranhão's environmental wealth
Maranhão is the synthesis state of Brazil. Here, characteristics of the North, Northeast and Center-West converge. Different nuances of climate, vegetation, hydrography, coastline, relief, history and culture are mixed amidst a tropical panel of colors, flavors, sounds, textures, smells and breathtaking landscapes that portray the Brazilian joy of […]