A biome is a large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups, which are adapted to that particular environment. The climate and geography of a region determines what type of biome can exist in that region. Major biomes include deserts, forests, grasslands, tundra, and several types of aquatic environments. Each biome consists of many ecosystems whose communities have adapted to the small differences in climate and the environment inside the biome.
Brazilian agriculturalists and ministers regard it as it has no conservation value, and the government has protected merely % of the Cerrado biome in Federal Reserves.  By 1994, an estimated 695,000 km 2  of cerrado (representing 35% of its area) had been converted to 'anthropic landscape'.  In total, % of the Cerrado has already been totally converted to human use, while an additional % is used for pasture and charcoal production. The gallery forests in the region have been among the most heavily affected. It is estimated that only about 432,814 km2, or % of the original vegetation, remains intact today.