Humid Pampas (Argentina)
Five Themes of Geography
Place: The Humid Pampas are made up by large areas of plains and pastures and take up nearly one quarter of Argentina's total land area. Its climate is mostly humid and warm and it has an average rainfall of 1,000 mm a year. The soil found in this area is of the richest in the world.
Movement: Connects the provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, La Pampa and the south eastern part of Córdoba.
Region: Central-eastern Argentina
Human-Environment Interaction: Considered one of the most endangered habitats in the world, the conversion of the grassland into farmland has posed serious threats to the area. Overgrazing, bringing in domestic livestock, and fertilizing has stripped it away over the years. Currently there are over 15 mammal species, 20 bird species, and 15 plant species that are at a risk of becoming extinct in the pampas.
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