Brazil has greatly expanded its protected areas in the last two years

Brazil has greatly expanded its protected areas in the last two years

Chamber Articles Category: Miscellaneous Post Date: 04/10/18 Source: BrazilGovNews By: BrazilGovNews
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Brazil has recently created five new protected areas to strengthen conservation efforts in the country. The measures created the Boqueirão da Onça National Park and Environmental Protection Area (APA), both in countryside Bahia, and the Itapetininga, Arapiranga-Tromaí and Baía do Tubarão extractive reserves in the state of Maranhão. These will now join the 333 protected areas currently managed by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio).

Additionally, four private properties were classified as Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs) in January this year, granting them protected area status. The properties are Contendas II, located in Ituberá (BA); Sítio Lagoa, located in the municipality of Guaramiranga (CE); Cachoeira do Andorinhão, in Cambui (MG); and Padre Piet Van Der Art, located in Itapoá (SC). Read Full Article