Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forests lose key species

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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

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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.

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