The Pantanal is the world’s largest freshwater wetland covering over 70,000 square miles. It is located in the middle of South America, mainly in Brazil and also in portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. Parts of the Pantanal are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. About 95% of the Pantanal is privately owned and used mostly for cattle grazing. The Pantanal has the highest concentration of wildlife in South America.