TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Hector Velasco
A fisherman covered by mosquitos carries his fishing license in his mouth as he is stopped by the environmental military police in the Paraguay river, in Corumba, a municipality in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul gateway to the Pantanal, on April 4, 2013. Often referred to as the world’s largest freshwater wetland system, the Pantanal, is a stunning biodiversity sanctuary which extends through millions of hectares in central-western Brazil, eastern Bolivia and eastern Paraguay. It includes sanctuaries for migratory birds, nursery grounds for aquatic life, and refuges for such creatures as the yacare caiman, deer, and jaguar. Some 4,500 different species live in the Pantanal. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
04 Apr 2013
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