This article explains how the Cerrado, the world’s most biodiverse savanna, has been neglected in part due to being overshadowed by its charismatic neighbour – the Amazon rainforset. In fact, the Cerrado is invaluable:
Unlike the rainforest, fire plays a vital part in the life cycle of Cerrado plant species, meaning some fire is necessary to maintain high biodiversity.
Unfortunately the Cerrado is being converted to farmland at a devastating rate. It’s importance as an ecosystem needs to be globally recognised so that it receives the protection and management it deserves.
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