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Grasslands in South America: Nature and Extent in Relation to Provision of Ecosystem Services

ByEcosystem Services Cesar Morales

The definition adopted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will be used here, it says, Grassland is a type of habitat or biome which is dominated by grasses and other herbaceous (non-woody) flowering plants and a variety of scattered trees and bushes. Grasslands occur in areas with not enough regular rainfall to support the growth of a forest, but not so little as to form a desert. About one-quarter of the earth’s surface is covered with grasslands World wildlife Fund.