Taiamã Ecological Station

Taiamã Ecological Station

Taiamã Ecological Station

  • Country: 
    Brazil
  • Site number: 
    2363
  • Area: 
    11,555 ha
  • Designation date: 
    21-10-2018
  • Coordinates: 
    16°52'S 57°31'W
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Overview

The Site is located in the core area of one of the largest wetlands on the planet, the Pantanal. Taiamã Ecological Station consists of several rare and representative swamps and marshes known for their extraordinary wildlife, and particularly their fish and birds. One hundred and thirty-one fish species have been identified in the rivers that border the Site, and 237 bird species have been recorded. The rich biodiversity includes populations of threatened species such as the vulnerable marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) and the endangered giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis). The Site provides ecosystem services to more than 2,000 people, varying from food provision, maintenance of hydrological regimes and nutrient cycling, to recreation, tourism and scientific activities within the Station. Fire is a potential threat.

Administrative region: 
Mato Grosso

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • Federal Conservation Unit of Integral Protection (Decree n° Nº 86.061/81)
  • Last publication date: 
    18-12-2018

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