Grasslands are their only home

Within the grasslands, a significant number of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) y Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been recognized that harbor a wealth of biodiversity. For example, in the pampas and plains of the Southern Cone, thousands of species of vascular plants (+550 grasses) have been detected.

The diversity of vertebrates is also high. For example, in these grasslands there are:

+ 540 species of birds + of 138 mammals + of 225 reptiles

 

LUnfortunately, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 130 species are under some degree of threat. Of the 109 bird species recorded, more than one-fifth are globally threatened to some degree.

 

Even more worrying is that less than 0.2 to 0.5% of these territories are protected by State Protected Areas. For this reason, it is vital to guarantee the long-term protection and recovery of grasslands through conservation and sustainable production plans. In this way, not only biodiversity is protected, but also its cultural and livestock legacy.

Resident and short-distance migratory birds

Strange-tailed tyrant

Alectrurus risora

      

Saffron-cowled Blackbird

Xanthopsar flavus

      

Marsh seedeater

Sporophila palustris

      

Chestnut seedeater

Sporophila cinnamomea

      

Greater rhea

Rhea americana

      

Bearded tachuri

Polystictus pectoralis

      

Grass wren

Cistothorus platensis

      

Long-distance migratory birds

Swainson's Hawk

Buteo swainsoni

      

Bobolink

Dolichonyx oryzivorus

      

Buff-breasted sandpiper

Tryngites subruficollis

      

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Calidris subruficollis

      

Pectoral sandpiper

Calidris melanotos

      

Upland sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda

      

Mammals

Pampas deer

Ozotoceros bezoaricos

      

Capybara

Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris

      

Southern long-nosed armadillo

Dasypus hybridus

      

Maned wolf

Chrysocyon brachyurus

      

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