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Launch of Project for the Restoration of the Atlantic Forest in the Guanabara Reconcavo

On thursday May 23rd, the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and Caminho da Mata Atlântica (CMA) launched "The Atlantic Forest Path: restoring productive landscapes in Guanabara Bay" which was held at the Guapimirim City Hall. This initiative seeks to promote the recovery of the native vegetation of the Atlantic Forest through integrated landscape management in the municipalities of Cachoeiras de Macacu, Guapimirim and Magé.


Fotografia: Micaela Locke

The project is a collaboration between the International Institute for Sustainability (IIS) and the Atlantic Forest Path (CMA), with important partners such as the Guapiaçu Ecological Reserve (REGUA), Embrapa Agrobiology, Agroicone, the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA) and the Association of Biological Farmers of the State of Rio de Janeiro (ABIO). Funding is provided by the Forests of Tomorrow Program, via the Atlantic Forest Fund (FMA-RJ), with Funbio acting as operational manager.


The purpose of the project is to recover the native vegetation of the Atlantic Forest, contributing to the environmental and economic sustainability of the region. The approach adopted includes integrated management practices that aim to benefit both the environment and local communities by promoting the restoration of productive landscapes and encouraging sustainability. Core activities consist of the restoration of 135 hectares, implementation of 15 hectares of agroforestry/organic systems and a nursery training course.


The launch event brought together a number of local authorities, environmentalists and members of the communities involved, highlighting the importance of collaboration.

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