NASA’s Aqua satellite captured vast boybean field of Mapitoba, Brazil.

Credit: NASA

The country’s Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, particularly in the 4 northern states which was converted into the farm land in the past several decades. While this is called “the miracle of the Cerrado,” nestled between the Amazon and the coastal Atlantic Forest, the region is home to almost 1,000 species of birds and nearly 300 mammals, including the endangered jaguar, maned wolf, and cerrado fox.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Reuters

Reference: Converting Savannahs into Soybeans (NASA Earth Observatory)
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