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Why the Atlantic Forest Reserve is Important!




Over the last few months, we have spoken a lot on our social media about Operation Ocelot's work within Brazil's Atlantic Forest Reserve. You may wonder what is the Atlantic Forest Reserve, why is it important? Well, read on to find out more.



What is the Atlantic Forest Reserve?


Brazil's Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves is 470,000 ha of paradise! From mountains and waterfalls to coastal islands and estuary, endemic species can be found around every corner.

However, all this is under threat. The Atlantic Forest Reserve is one of the most threatened areas of the Rainforest in Brazil and has lost more than 80% of its tree cover (Calmon, Oliveira and Biderman, 2019). Here, logging (and hunting) is causing a huge threat to wildlife and habitats (World Land Trust, 2022).