The Cerrado is the second largest biome in South America, occupying about 22% of the national territory. Its continuous area covers the states of Goiás, Tocantins, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Maranhão, Piauí, Rondônia, Paraná, São Paulo and Distrito Federal, in addition to the enclaves in Amapá, Roraima and Amazonas.
In this biome are the springs of the three largest hydrographic basins in South America (Amazonian/Tocantins, São Francisco and Prata), resulting in a water power. The Brazilian Cerrado is recognized as the richest savanna in the world, housing 11,627 species of native plants already cataloged.
In the last three decades, the Cerrado has been undergoing a process of intense degradation due to the advance of the Brazilian agricultural frontier in an unsustainable way. The Instituto Perene's projects aimed at the conservation of the Brazilian cerrado are based on rationalizing the advance of large-scale agriculture and the strengthening of family farming and the sustainable use of the riches of this biome.
See more periodically updated information about the Brazilian Cerrado at: https://mapbiomas.org/
Discover the projects of the Perene Institute focused on the conservation of the Cerrado: Ecoefficient stoves in the Brazilian Tropical Savana; Stoves + Efficient; Reborn Cerrado; Fercal Value and Orla Project.