The region of influence of the Mantiqueira Mountain Range is an important area of the Atlantic Forest that spreads through the Brazilian southeastern region. It covers an area of 10 million hectares, which includes 284 cities. It has five main watersheds, some responsible for supplying over 20 million people in the two major metropolises of Brazil, and has various species of animals and endemic plants, some in danger of extinction. In its communities live, just like us, people that depend on the ecosystem services provided by the biome for survival and for their production.
Restoration of more than 2,700 hectares of forests with plantation of native species.
Focus of action
In order to reestablish ecosystem services it is necessary to give scale for the restoration of the biome. For this reason, Mantiqueira will be one of the program's first areas of focus.
Biome: Atlantic Forest - Brazil
Partner: The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Objective: Restoration of native forests with through natural regeneration, contributing towards the protection of watersheds that supply two of the largest cities in Brazil.
Goal: Restoration of more than 2,700 hectares
Carbon to be sequestered: 640 thousand tons of CO2 in 25 years
About 500 benefited families / producers.
Natural regeneration equivalent to 6 million trees.
Geração de pagamentos por serviços ecossistêmicos a produtores.
- 10 million hectares in three states SP, RJ and MG
- Restoration potential of 1.2 million ha of Atlantic Forest
- 284 cities / municipalities
- 8 million residents
- 184 thousand rural properties (average area of 50 ha)
- 5 main watersheds
- 20 million people benefited