Conservation initiatives in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest Book Chapter

Grelle, CEV, Bayma, AP, Paixão, LRL et al. (2021). Conservation initiatives in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest . 421-449. 10.1007/978-3-030-55322-7_20

cited authors

  • Grelle, CEV; Bayma, AP; Paixão, LRL; Egler, M; Senta, MMD; Jenkins, CN; Uezu, A; Pellin, A; Martensen, AC; Shirai, H; Soares, N; Lima, F; Fernandez, E; Pougy, N; Martinelli, G; Mesquita, CA; Mantovani, M; Fernandez, FAS; Rheingantz, ML; Vieira, MV


  • With a wide distribution across eastern South America, the Brazilian Atlantic Forest is a mosaic of lowland and montane vegetation types, such as evergreen forest, semideciduous and deciduous forest, mixed forest (e.g., Araucaria), mangroves, and restingas. It has long been recognized as having one of the most diversified biotas on the planet, with high levels of endemism of plants and animals. Due to its location, European colonization and exploration began six centuries ago in the coastal areas, spreading to the interior and increasing over the last 70 years. In response to long-standing deforestation, many conservation actions have been planned and performed by federal and state governments, NGOs, and universities. Here, we compiled some of these initiatives, showing the conservationists' goals and multi-institutional actions to save species and ecosystems across the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Furthermore, we confirmed here that with a dialogue among government, NGOs, and universities, it is possible to design and perform actions to the conservation of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest.

publication date

  • January 13, 2021

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 421

end page

  • 449