Table 4. Characteristics of extensive cattle ranches in three geographical regions of eastern Bolivia.


Region Ecosystem Forage Area (ha) Mean annual precipitation (mm) Stocking rate (animals/ha)
Llanos de Moxos Inundated savanna Flooded grassland 10,258,396 1500–2000 0.3
Chiquitania Cerrado Upland grassland 2,724,978 1000–1500 0.2
Gran Chaco Gran Chaco Thorn scrub 1,827,532 500–1000 0.1

Note: Stocking rates were obtained from ranchers. See Appendices 1 and 2 for an overview and the spatial distribution of each subgroup.