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842 acres of Atlantic rainforest habitat secured in Brazil

29 April, 2009 - 10:43 -- World Land Trust
Atlantic Forest in Brazil

Atlantic forest landscape at the REGUA Reserve, Brazil. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Great news from REGUA, Brazilian project partners of World Land Trust (WLT): A parcel of Atlantic rainforest habitat made up of 12 separate properties (totalling an impressive 842 acres) has now been saved.

Known as the 'Matumbo Gap', the protection of this important land purchase, a priority for REGUA, has been secured largely as a result of WLT donors who have donated generously and also enabled the leverage of additional matched funding from WLT-US and American Bird Conservancy as well as a grant through the IUCN National Committee for the Netherlands Small Grants for the Purchase of Nature Programme.

REGUA is now looking at other strategic parcels of land urgently needing protection and are currently negotiating the purchase of a property adjacent to the Matumbo, which is being part funded by members of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums through WLT's Wild Spaces programme.

Learn more about the REGUA Project in Brazil

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