Flooded savannas in Latin America shrinking 3 times faster than rainforests

Mongabay: Flooded grasslands and savannas in Latin America are disappearing nearly three times faster than tropical rainforests in the region, finds a new study published in the journal Biotropica. The research, led by Mitchell Aide of the University of Puerto Rico, used NASA satellite data to assess change in woody vegetation cover across 16,000 municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It found that flooded grasslands and savannas - termed the "pantanal" biome – declined 5.3 percent from 229,696......

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