Pantanal & Bodoquena
I returned to Serra da Bodoquena after 20 years. There, where the Atlantic Forest touches the Cerrado and reaches Pantanal, much has changed. Time is expected to betray our memory, but not this time. The Serra da Bodoquena National Park is located in the Pantanal Biosphere Reserve and with its unusual beauty of crystalline waters running between limestone tufts, they attract many tourists. With the growth of this industry, much has changed in the region and old dirt roads and trails in the forest are now covered with asphalt or structured to ensure accessibility. The natural beauties now seem to be within everyone's reach, and there are many. But the forests that once filled my eyes have given way to pastures as large as my eyes could reach. The damp air was lost amid the constant burning. And the highways show frightening numbers of road killed carcasses of wild animals. I wonder what will have left on the next time I go there.