Biomes Map of Brazil

Biomes Map of Brazil

This map provides an overview of the major biomes within Brazil, showcasing the rich biodiversity and ecological diversity of the country. Brazil is renowned for its diverse range of biomes, each characterized by unique climatic conditions, flora, and fauna. Below is a brief introduction to each biome represented on this map, along with an explanation of the delineation process within the map.

  1. Amazon Rainforest (Amazônia):

    • Introduction: The Amazon Rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest, known for its unparalleled biodiversity and critical role in regulating global climate patterns.

  2. Caatinga:

    • Introduction: Caatinga is a unique Brazilian biome characterized by its arid and semi-arid conditions, featuring drought-resistant vegetation.

  3. Cerrado:

    • Introduction: The Cerrado is a tropical savanna biome recognized for its grasslands, shrublands, and high biodiversity.

  4. Mata Atlântica:

    • Introduction: Mata Atlântica, or Atlantic Forest, is a lush and endangered biome, rich in biodiversity and endemic species.

  5. Pampa:

    • Introduction: The Pampa biome is characterized by its grasslands and is located in the southern region of Brazil.

  6. Pantanal:

    • Introduction: The Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland area, known for its seasonal flooding and exceptional wildlife.

  7. Coastal System (Sistema Costeiro Marinho):

    • Introduction: The Brazilian Coastal System includes various coastal ecosystems, such as beaches, dunes, and mangroves.

Each Brazilian state is outlined, allowing viewers to observe the distribution of these biomes across the country. This map serves as a valuable reference for ecological studies, conservation efforts, and land-use planning, utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and vector data from the Rural Environmental Cadastre (Cadastro Ambiental Rural - CAR) to accurately depict these vital biomes.

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