Candombá or Vellozia sincorana is a typical and endemic flower of the Rupestrian Fields of the Chapada Diamantina National Park. The Candombá, which had not bloomed for 17 years, is reborn in a recently burned area and changes the landscape. The Candombá has bloomed again on burned tree stumps in an area […]
Fauna and Flora of Brazil
Brazil and the Northeast has an exceptional fauna and flora in its environment, with the greatest biodiversity on the planet. It also has the largest freshwater reserves and a third of the world’s remaining tropical forests: Amazon, Cerrado, Caatinga, Atlantic Forest, Pantanal, Coastal and Pampas.
Brazil has 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.
What’s more, many of these life forms are endemic, i.e. 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 largest fauna and flora, the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is the national and global highlight, possessing the greatest variety of life on Earth.
Covering 5.5 million square kilometers, the Amazon Rainforest is home to 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 out of every five plant species in the world is found in its territory. In just one of its hectares there can be up to 300 different types of trees.
As for the variety of animals, in the Alto do Juruá in Acre alone, the region of the forest richest in biodiversity, there are 616 known species of bird, 50 of reptile, 300 of spider, 140 of frog, 16 of monkey and 1,620 of butterfly.
Fauna and Flora of Brazil
Marechal Newton Cavalcanti Instruction Centre holds environmental treasure in Aldeia Many people are unaware, but at the end of the Aldeia Road (between km 20 and km 30 of the PE-27) is nothing less than the largest continuous strip of Atlantic Forest above the São Francisco River, inside the Marechal […]
Caatinga gains two new protected areas, among them, the Boqueirão da Onça National Park in Bahia. The Caatinga is the only exclusively Brazilian biome, which means that much of its biological heritage does not exist anywhere else on the planet. Despite this, it is the most unknown by our population […]
Five species of sea turtles are found in Brazil, out of seven 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 […]
Inside the cove of Baía dos Golfinhos in Fernando de Noronha, one of the natural attractions of the archipelago, there is a high concentration of spinner dolphins, an oceanic and tropical species known for its behavior of jumping out of the water and performing up to seven rotations around its […]
Maranhão is the synthesis state of Brazil. Here characteristics of the North, Northeast and Midwest converge. Different nuances of climate, vegetation, hydrography, coastline, relief, history and culture blend together amid a tropical panel of colors, flavors, sounds, textures, smells and stunning landscapes that portray the Brazilian joy of being from […]
Growing and caring for orchids in general is not complicated, but it is impossible to establish a single, uniform rule for more than 750 genera of orchids. Orchids are attractive and exotic, the orchids have gained fame and are considered indicators of sophistication and exclusivity. These fascinating plants belong to […]
Tropical flowers of exuberant beauty will adorn many parties this holiday season. Flower cultivation plays a key role in preserving varieties. Much of the beauty of Christmas parties in the southeast of the country depends on tropical flowers grown on a large scale in the Northeast. Pernambuco is the state that […]
Paulo Vilar lives in Aldeia, in the Metropolitan Region of Recife, is a producer of orchids. Paulo Vilar grows more than 300,000 orchids – a hobby that has become a job and is greatly rewarded when a new flower opens. There are many shapes, colors, many sizes. There are 35,000 […]
Chapada Diamantina is an open-air orchidarium, in all the trails it is possible to find wonderful orchids along the way. This one illustrated in the photo is an orchid Ellongata the symbol orchid of the Chapada Diamantina National Park. The Pai Inácio Orchidarium is a space that is near the Morro […]