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The Pantanal Conservation Area comprises four protected areas in Brazil. They total 187,818 hectares in size, representing 1.3% of the Pantanal region, which is the world's largest freshwater wetland ecosystem. Within the area are the headwaters of two major rivers, the Cuiabá and the Paraguay. The area is noted for its rich vegetation and animal life.

Pantanal Conservation Area was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cairns, Australia from 27 November to 2 December, 2000.

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Pantanal, world's biggest wetlands, Brazil
Pantanal, world's biggest wetlands, Brazil
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Pantanal, Brazil
Pantanal, Brazil
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 17 43 0.012 W 57 22 59.988 on the southwest part of the state of Mato Grosso, and on the northwest part of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, adjacent to the Brazil-Bolivian border
Inscription Year: 2000
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, IX, X

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Visiting Pantanal Conservation Area

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Sao Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go there. As part of the preparations, here's a list of hotels in Sao Paolo with online booking facility.

How to get there

The gateway to Pantanal is Corumbá. There are flights to Corumbá from other Brazilian cities.

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Click here also for a full list of hotels in Brazil or hotels worldwide. If you prefer budget accommodation in hostels, guesthouses or inns, check out hostels worldwide for budget accommodation providers with online booking.


Local Tours of Brazil

Brazil is an exciting location, and often the only way to enjoy it fully is to join a local tour. Here are some local tours of Brazil that you may want to include to your itinerary. They save you time and cost of doing it yourself. These tours are arranged by Viator, one of the most reputable tour agencies in the market.

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