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Forests Municipalities in Brazil take the lead in conserving fragile Atlantic Forest biome Most of the Brazilian population lives along the coast, a region originally occupied by the Atlantic Forest. Over the years, life in the concrete jungle has erected a wall between people and their connection with nature.
Today, overexploitation of this biodiversity hotspot threatens not only flora and fauna, but also the provision of several vital ecosystem services, livelihoods and even the economy.
In its defense, municipalities, the service sector and UN Environment are joining forces to strengthen governance for sustainability. The Atlantic Forest is one of six Brazilian biomes. In Brazil, most state capitals were built in Atlantic Forest region. Consequently, it was the forest that most suffered during the country's various economic cycles.
Sincewith the advent of colonization, the biome has been continuously exploited and cleared to make way for farmland and cities, driving the pau brasil—the tree that gave the country its name—to the brink of extinction. Given its importance and high level of endangerment, the Atlantic Forest biome is the only one protected under federal law Atlantic Forest Act,which guarantees the protection of per cent of the remaining forests.
In its Article 38, the law established the Municipal Plan for the Conservation and Recovery of the Atlantic Forest Brazilian acronym, PMMAwhich allowed municipalities to work proactively to protect, conserve and restore native vegetation by defining priority actions and areas.
However, not all municipalities understand how the plan works or have the human resources capable of complying with the legislation and taking advantage of its benefits. The initiative is spreading through the 17 Brazilian states that are home to the biome to raise awareness and mobilize members of councils, local and state governments and public prosecutors, encourage participation of civil society and protect the Atlantic Forest.
The project has the support of non-governmental organizations, state governments and parliamentary environmental groups, established by state legislative assemblies. One of the ways of building capacities and disseminating information is through online courses on the Municipal Plan for the Conservation and Recovery of the Atlantic Forest.
Training has been provided since by Brazilian institutions, but in this new project, both the website and online course were revamped and updated with content geared to each state—which is essential when we remember that Brazil is a country of continental proportions, and each region has unique characteristics.
Five courses were created inwith more than 2, registered participants. The aim of the project is to reach 3, people, including local technical staff, council members and other local and regional agents. Another consequence of the initiative was the creation of the Federation of Municipal Environment Council Members, a facility for the exchange of experiences and good practices among municipal council members, particularly from civil society.
As a result, 15 municipalities are being selected to receive support for drafting their conservation and recovery plans, to establish a reference and provide incentives in several regions. To participate in the project, the municipalities must fulfill the following goals: Sustainability is high on the agenda this month, with the UN Biodiversity Conference — the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity — being held in Egypt, from 17 to 29 November.
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- Brazil & Maternal Health: Brazil is the largest country in South America and is the fifth largest nation in the world, with a land mass of about 8,, sq. km and a population of approximately ,, people (The World Factbook). Pau-brasil, alias Pernambuco tree, is the tree from which the country gets its name. It's native of the Mata Atlântica, not the Amazon. Readers may know that this forest used to be about the same size as the Amazon but over the last years it's been reduced to less than 5% of its original area. Pau Brasil National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional Pau Brasil) is a national park in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It preserves a remnant of the Atlantic Forest biome. Location The Pau Brasil National Park is in the Atlantic Forest biome.
The name Brazil comes from Pau Brasil. There are around million people living in Brazil, most of them near the coast. The population is growing rapidly and half of all Brazilians are under the age of Pau-brasil, alias Pernambuco tree, is the tree from which the country gets its name.
It's native of the Mata Atlântica, not the Amazon. Readers may know that this forest used to be about the same size as the Amazon but over the last years it's been reduced to less than 5% of its original area.
Pau Brasil National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional Pau Brasil) is a national park in the state of Bahia, Brazil. It preserves a remnant of the Atlantic Forest biome.
Location The Pau Brasil National Park is in the Atlantic Forest biome. Nov 13, · Since Brazil's economic downturn in the s, emigration to the United States, Europe, and Japan has been rising but is negligible relative to Brazil's total population. The majority of these emigrants are well-educated and middle-class.
The pau brasil is the national tree of Brazil, the country to which it gave its name. The species is only found within several remnants of the Atlantic Coastal Forest where it provides important habitat for orchids and other epiphytes.