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THE PANTANAL - A truly unique place
This enormous patchwork of lagoons, rivers, lakes and marshes in the middle of South America covers an area the size of Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal and Holland combined.
Its name comes from the Portuguese word pântano, meaning swamp or bog.
The Pantanal’s lowland floodplain has been compared to a giant plate that slowly fills up with water and overflows in the rainy season – then gradually empties during the dry season before filling up all over again.
This annual cycle of rising and falling water is fundamental to the health of the wetland regulating and regenerating all life there.
This description is from the WWF website, where you can also read about the work they are doing and the wildlife there https://www.wwf.org.uk/where-we-work/places/pantanal