Wildlife is surprisingly diverse: about 3,500 species of plants, 650 species of birds, 230 species of fish, 80 species of mammals, 50 species of reptiles. In 1996, there were about 10 million crocodiles. Within the Pantanal there are a number of specially protected natural areas, including the Pantanal Nature Reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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- "Pantanal in South America declared "Threatened Lake of the Year 2007"". Ramsar Convention Secretariat. February 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-24.
- Description of the Pantanal Nature Reserve
- Male, Tim (2001). "Pantanal (NT0907)". Ecoregion profile: Neotropical > Flooded Grasslands and Savannas. Worl Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2008-10-24.