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Cerrado vegetation at Chapada dos Veadeiros.
© Aldem Bourscheit / WWF-Brasil
Often referred to as ‘savannah’, the Cerrado is actually an extremely complex and diverse biome made up of natural grasslands, forests, palm swamps and savannah formations cut across by rivers and streams, dotted with lakes  and ponds with the presence of much water often crystal clear.
Due to its central geographic position it constitutes a kind of bridge linking other great Brazilian biomes, Amazon, Pantanal, and Atlantic Forest and for that reason it shares the presence of many plant and animal species that belong to them, in addition to many others that are unique examples of its own contribution to Brazilian biodiversity.