Brazil

The origin of the country name Brasil (with Z in English) is that Portuguese explorers found trees with a red hue which was then called Pau-Brasil (in Portuguese “pau” is […]

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Caatinga

The name “Caatinga” is a Tupi word meaning “white forest” or “white vegetation”. It covers between 700,000 km² and 1,000,000 km²,  over 10% of the Brazil’s territory. The Caatinga is […]

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Cerrado

The Cerrado is a type of savanna that occurs in Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia. It is one of the largest Brazilian biomes and extends from the northeastern coast, through the […]

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Pantanal

The Pantanal is a tropical wetland and the world’s largest of any kind lying in the west of Brazil. The name comes from the Portuguese word “pantano”, meaning wetland, bog, […]

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Pampas

The Pampa biome in South Brazil extends from Rio Grande do Sul on the Atlantic Ocean to the West. The region is peppered with finger lakes and fertile lowlands.  These […]

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