Conserving the world's largest wetland: the Pantanal
April 12, 2018
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The Pantanal and its vital ecological systems are healthy and thriving, benefiting nature and humans through sustainable development. We see the Pantanal becoming and remaining a healthy, functioning freshwater ecosystem. We also envision a vast wetlands region that provides ecosystem services and promotes sustainable economic activities to improve community well-being and increase capacity for climate change adaptation.
Our vision includes an end to degrading land uses and native vegetation conversion, and the introduction of sustainable, minimally disruptive infrastructure practices related to roads, railways, dams, ports, and waterways. We foster a strengthened system of protected areas—parks, Ramsar sites, biosphere reserves, and wildlife corridors—along with greater capacity to manage the Pantanal’s natural resources through sustainable conservation, financing, and governance practices.