An immense natural treasure

right next to several large Brazilian cities

An immense natural treasure

right next to several large Brazilian cities
“The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve provides a unique opportunity
for the conservation of one of the world’s most important regions
because of its biodiversity. At the same time, to promote the
development of local, sustainable, economies to improve
the quality of life in dozens of rural communities.”
“The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve provides a unique opportunity for the conservation of one of the world’s most important regions because of its biodiversity. At the same time, to promote the development of local, sustainable, economies to improve the quality of life in dozens of rural communities.”

Welcome to the largest remaining continuous fragment of the Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest is among the most exhuberant, lush tropical forests on Earth. Nearly as diverse of the better-known Amazon Forest, the Atlantic Forest, from colonization until the mid 20th century, was decimated to less than 13% of its original extent. The good news is that a huge, continuous, well-preserved piece of this forest remains, comprising 1.8 million hectares of continuous tropical forest, with its grand diversity of wildlife, mountains, caverns, waterfalls, with bays, mangroves, and beaches facing the southern Atlantic Ocean. Some of Brazil’s oldest colonial cities, historical and indigenous communities, are found within The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve , and all within a short distance of two of Brazil’s largest, important urban centers – São Paulo and Curitiba. Cultural and natural richness are combined here, and their combination provides a rare opportunity to conserve and take advantage of the many wonders of this unique landscape. The natural wonder and bounty of these reserves as the base of a new economic strategy will benefit the forest as well as the many impoverished communities that share their lives with the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil.

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