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The Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil – world records of forest biodiversity but highly endangered hotspot – state of the art and what is to be done…

The Pilot Program to Conserve The Brazilian Rainforest, The Brazilian Ministry of Environment, The Atlantic Rainforest NGO – Network – RMA

Date and Time
27 May 2008 18:15 - 19:45

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

Presentation and discussion about the Atlantic Rain Forest of Brazil with government and social society representatives • Presentation of biodiversity features of the Atlantic Rain Forest • History and state-of-the art of deforestation and other threatens • Tendencies of natural regeneration and man-made restoration of forest areas • Public policies for protection and sustainable use of the Atlantic Rain Forest – legislation, incentives, mapping and monitoring, priority areas • Contributions and conquests of NGO, social movements and communities for protection and sustainable use • Long-term goals and mechanisms of restoration of forest and climate change mitigation