Bolivia’s Beni Savanna, an area twice the size of Portugal, contains five distinctive habitats: savanna, treed savanna (Cerrado), forest islands, gallery forests and marsh wetlands. The region is crossed by three major rivers, which flow into the Madeira River, the major southern tributary of the Amazon.
The region is subject to flooding due to seasonal rainfall combined with melt water from the Andes, and it is this cycle of inundation that creates the ecoregion’s distinctive mosaic of forested islands.
Projects in Bolivia
Barba Azul Nature Reserve
The Barba Azul Nature Reserve protects more than 27,000 acres savanna, which harbours a wealth of endangered and endemic wildlife. It is the world’s first protected area for the Blue-throated Macaw.