Conservation, protection and restoration of Atlantic rainforest in Brazil
Conservation, preservation and restoration of the Atlantic Forest in the Guapiaçu river basin, Cachoeiras de Macacu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Be a solid institution with local, national and global recognition for its socio-environmental actions in the Guapiaçu River basin
Seriousness, Commitment, Respect, Optimism
Narrated by Michael Palin, produced by Verity White/Five Films, soundtrack by Matthew Sheeran.
The video was recorded in 2015, and since then we have continued to plant more trees and expand our areas. For latest information, check our website!
What do we do?
Many inventories of fauna and flora have already been carried out at REGUA. We have more than 600 species of native flora, 487 species of birds, 73 species of amphibians, 37 species of reptiles, more than 500 species of spiders, 208 species of dragonflies, 444 species of butterflies, 80 species of sphingids (family of moths), 32 species of leafcutter ants, 59 species of mosquitoes, and 15 genera of praying mantis. Since 2014 we are an Advanced Post of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve!
We are very proud that in the last 20 years our environmental education program has grown and today it has activities for different audiences. We have guided school visits, where students have the chance to the iconic points of REGUA such as the “Alagados” and the Nursery. The Young Ranger, which involves children and adolescents who live around REGUA. Recently, we created the Baby Nature program, focused on the family and their children, stimulating their bond with nature. We also created the Sou(L) program, which we seek to approach neighboring communities.
Reintroduction of extinct fauna
The reintroduction of tapirs (Tapirus terrestris) at REGUA, a specie locally extinct in the state of Rio de Janeiro for many years, began in 2017 with the arrival of three animals. The reintroduction program is coordinated by REFAUNA together with the Laboratory of Ecology and Management of Wild Animals of the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro (LEMAS-IFRJ). Currently, there are 11 tapirs loose in nature and 3 babies born in freedom in the areas of REGUA! In the past we also had reintroduction programs for the Mutum-do-sudeste and the jacutinga that did not continue.
Sustainable Development Goals
We are aligned with the following UN SDGs: