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A vast treasure of tropical forest

adjacent to some of Brazil’s largest cities

A vast treasure of tropical forest

adjacent to some of Brazil’s largest cities
“The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve
is a unique opportunity to conserve one
of the World’s most important biodiversity
areas, while promoting a restorative
economy that will improve the quality
of life of dozens of rural communities.”
“The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve is a unique opportunity to conserve one of the World’s most important biodiversity areas, while promoting a restorative economy that will improve the quality of life of dozens of rural communities.”

Welcome to the largest remnant of Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest is one of the World’s biodiversity hotspots: an area as biodiverse as the Amazon, but with higher endemism rates and with only 13% of it’s original area remaining. The good news is that there is a large remnant of Atlantic Forest in good state of conservation: 1.8 million hectares of continuous tropical forests surrounded by mountain meadows, bays, mangroves, beaches, islands and the Atlantic Ocean. The Great Atlantic Forest Reserve hosts some of Brazil’s oldest colonial towns combined with traditional and indigenous groups, all within reach of two of the country’s main cities (Sao Paulo and Curitiba). This combination of cultural and natural riches with highly populated areas offers a rare opportunity to enjoy and conserve such this unique landscape by turning its extensive network of protected areas into the base of a new economy that will benefit some of the poorest rural communities in Southern Brazil.

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