Collection: Brazilian Cerrado Savanna
The Cerrado is a unique ecoregion located in Brazil, characterized by its semi-humid tropical climate and its wet savanna-like environment. This region experiences two dominant seasons, wet and dry, and has an average temperature that ranges from 22 to 27°C. The average precipitation in the Cerrado is between 80-200 cm, covering over 90% of the region.
One of the notable features of the Cerrado is its distinct dry season, which occurs during the southern winter, roughly from April to September. During this period, the Cerrado experiences low levels of rainfall and higher temperatures. Despite this dry season, the Cerrado is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, and supports many important ecosystem services.
The Cerrado is one of the most biodiverse savanna regions in the world and is home to many endemic species of plants and animals. It is also a vital agricultural region in Brazil, providing food and livelihoods for millions of people. However, much of the Cerrado has been threatened by deforestation, habitat degradation, and other forms of land use change, making conservation and sustainable land use management of this important ecoregion a critical challenge.