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Atlantic Forest

Where We Operate

The Atlantic Forest biome occupies more than 1.3 million kilometers, which constitutes around 15% of the total territory of Brazil, spanning 17 states, 14 of which incorporate coastal areas.

It is one of the richest forests in species diversity, housing approximately 35% of existing species in Brazil, including several endemic and endangered species. Furthermore, it is composed of indigenous forest formations, such as the forests of pines and associated ecosystems like mangroves and salt marshes.

Due to environmental impact such as successive deforestation, human settlement, agriculture and farming, and predatory logging, the Atlantic Forest is one of the most threatened biomes on the planet. Today only 13% remains of the original area of the Atlantic Forest, making it the most threatened biome in Brazil.

The Atlantic Forest is also the region where the jaguar is most in danger of extinction in our country. It is estimated that there are less than 300 jaguars within the full extent of the biome, which is a very small population to be able to increase on its own. If no conservation action is taken, the jaguars of the Atlantic Forest will be doomed to extinction in the not too distant future. One of the main threats in this biome is habitat loss and hunting.

In the Atlantic Forest, we operate at Velo Città, where we work actively within the sector of science.

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