The Legado das Águas Reserve is located in the largest well-preserved continuum of Atlantic Forest in the World. The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve is shared by 60 municipalities in three states, and has already more than 110 protected areas. It’s composed of 2.7 million hectares of terrestrial ecosystems and 2.2 million hectares of marine area.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the most threatened biomes on the planet. In Brazil, around 72% of the population (149 million people) live within the biome’s distribution range. Deforestation and urban occupation have broadly contributed to its fragmentation, maintaining only 7% of its original coverage.
Therefore, 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 many local communities.
STRENGTHENING INTEGRATED ACTIONS
The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve unites initiatives already developed by various actors – public, private, non-governmental, and academy – local, state, national and international, which, together, carry out actions to promote the development of the region, considering its vocation of conservation of biodiversity and regional culture.
The Legado das Águas Reserve is part of the Atlantic Forest Great Reserve network, where institutions from different areas can exchange experiences and work together for nature conservation and local development.
The Atlantic Forest Great Reserve has made a series of videos telling its history and that of the regions in its territory!
Check out the first episode:
Check out the episode that tells more about Legado das Águas:
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