The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve is a group initiative, a cooperation among various, local, conservation-oriented institutions, whose goal is to promote a sensible, sustainable development of this wonderful region. These institutions enthusiastically share their support of regional development that keeps in mind the conservation of the local diversity, both biological and cultural.

Implementation

Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental (SPVS)
Sociedade de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental (SPVS)
SPVS carries out and supports many innovative and high-quality research projects in wildlife conservation, especially directed towards maintaining the regional natural heritage and biodiversity.

Support

Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à Natureza
Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à Natureza
Among the most important sources of funding for conservation research in Brazil. For nearly 30 years, the Boticário Group has actively been fighting to make biodiversity conservation a priority for both business and politics in Brazil, and as a solution to many of the challenges facing society today.

Institutions & Other Initiatives

Associação MarBrasil
Associação MarBrasil
MarBrasil continues to support the protection, preservation, conservation, recovery and management of all aspects of the coastal environment.
Mater Natura
Mater Natura
Works toward the preservation, conservation, recovery and sustainable management of the environment as well as the natural and cultural heritage throughout the region.
Instituto Manacá
Instituto Manacá
Carries out a variety of actions in the Paranapiacaba Ecological Continuum, especially directed towards better understanding and spreading the word about the region, as well as working towards regional biodiversity conservation.
Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia (IPeC)
Instituto de Pesquisas Cananéia (IPeC)
Carries out scientific research that focuses on regional natural history and wildlife conservation, always with the important goal of sharing that knowledge with the people who live and work here, as well as taking part in formal education projects.
Associação de Defesa e Educação Ambiental (ADEA)
Associação de Defesa e Educação Ambiental (ADEA)
Supports the creation and management of conservation units, and promoting scientific research and protection by raising awareness of the local people through environmental education.
Projeto Babitonga Ativa
Projeto Babitonga Ativa
This group seeks to integrate the local population, public power and private initiative to protect the environmental health of the Bay of Babitonga (Santa Catarina).
Instituto A Mudança que Queremos (IAMUQUE)
Instituto A Mudança que Queremos (IAMUQUE)
Works for sustainable development with the goal of finding viable solutions to carry out socio-environmental initiatives in small communities for the betterment of those communities.
Instituto LIFE (Lasting Initiative For Earth)
Instituto LIFE (Lasting Initiative For Earth)
Promotes engagement among organizations to improve sustainable management of the region, with special focus on maintaining the resilience of natural capital.
Legado das Águas - Reserva Votorantim
Legado das Águas - Reserva Votorantim
The largest private reserve of Atlantic Forest in Brazil and works towards demonstrating the natural value of a standing forest, and that it is possible to develop responsible businesses in protected areas and thereby generating shared values.
Ekoways - Tourism and Sustainability
Ekoways - Tourism and Sustainability
Provides trilingual tourist guide services (CADASTUR) that specialize in nature conservation and environmental education. We develop sustainable tourist plans, therapeutic tourism, and community-based tourism, and can provide private tours for groups of up to six people. We provide workshops, seminars, development and consulting for Zero Garbage certification in tourist establishments.
Ekôa Park
Ekôa Park
Another private area for environmental preservation, Ekôa Park comprises 238 hectares in Morretes, Paraná, at the feet of the Graciosa Mountains. Here environmental education is transformed into ecological experiences that sensitize and entertain tourists, schools and business, to come away with a better understanding of their natural heritage.
WikiParques
WikiParques
WikiParque is an interactive site dedicated to those people that wish to share their knowledge and experience, explore, and debate about Brazilian national parks and protected areas.
Terra Luminous
Terra Luminous
Terra Luminous is an institute of environmental conservation and social transformation located in the middle of the forest, in Juquitiba, 44 miles from the capital of Sao Paulo. The institute is also on the edge of the Serra do Mar State Park – the largest biological corridor of Atlantic Forest in the country.
Atlantic Forest Path
Atlantic Forest Path
Long-distance trail that will cover a path of +4,000 km passing through five Brazilian states (RS, SC, PR, SP and RJ), connecting natural areas and Conservation Units.
Associação Parque do ZIZO - APAZ
Associação Parque do ZIZO - APAZ
NGO created in 1998 to manage the Zizo Park Project, private reserve dedicated to protecting 400 acres of primary Atlantic Forest in São Miguel Arcanjo, in the State of Sao Paulo. The institution is responsible for several local actions in defense of education, culture, and other social matters, in addition to having partnerships with several national and international organizations.
Loro Parque Fundación
Loro Parque Fundación
The organization provides crucial support for the NGO SPVS for the conservation of the Red-tailed Amazon, an endemic species of the Atlantic Forest Great Reserve.
Instituto Pró-Restinga
Instituto Pró-Restinga
Instituto Pró-Restinga is an environmental research and education institution focused on mangrove and sandbank areas on the coast, in the State of Paraná, aiming at conserving the areas as well as the surrounding communities.

Observatories

Observatório de Conservação Costeira do Paraná (OC2)
Observatório de Conservação Costeira do Paraná (OC2)
Accompanies and provides information about decision-making processes that are relevant to environmental management of the region from the mountains to the coast in Paraná.
Observatório de Justiça & Conservação (OJC)
Observatório de Justiça & Conservação (OJC)
Works by keeping track of the actions and initiatives of public power, especially with respect to corruption and legal incoherence related to biodiversity conservation.

Government

Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio)
Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio)
Carries out the programs of the National System of Conservation Units (protected areas), as well as fomenting and executing research, protection and conservation programs, along with providing environmental police services.
Fundação Florestal
Fundação Florestal
Contributes to the conservation, management and enlargement of producing forests in state conservation units.
Instituto Água e Terra (IAT)
Instituto Água e Terra (IAT)
IAP’s goal is to protect, preserve, control and recover environmental heritage in the state, especially to improve the quality of life and sustainable development, in participation with the citizens.
Instituto de Meio Ambiente de Santa Catarina (IMA)
Instituto de Meio Ambiente de Santa Catarina (IMA)
To guarantee the preservation of natural resources through management of 10 conservation units, and overseeing environmental licensing.
Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA)
Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (IBAMA)
Develops activities for the preservation and conservation of Brazil’s natural heritage, managing the use of natural resources as well as conceding environmental licensing for development.
Paraná Turismo
Paraná Turismo
In association with the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Tourism, Paraná Tourismo determines the politics and regulations of tourism in the state.