Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forests lose key species

Map location of the Atlantic Forest. The yellow line encloses Atlantic forest as delineated by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Captions and Photo source: ©© NASA and Miguelrangeljr


Mammal extinctions in Brazil’s Atlantic forests are occurring at least twice as fast as estimates suggested, according to the latest survey of the region…

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A Giant Brought To Its Knee: The Atlantic Coastal Forest
The Atlantic Forest is a shadow of its former self. Originally covering more than 386,000 sq. miles along Brazil’s coast, extending into eastern Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. Today less than 7% of that cover remains, in the wake of centuries of forest clearing for agriculture and urban development, and fragmented by centuries of unsustainable use and logging.

Brazilian coastal forest, Itacaré. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care