World Land Trust (WLT) has just launched a new appeal to save a critical area of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest in the year of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
WLT’s Olympic Forest Reserve Appeal is in partnership with Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) and aims to raise £40,000 to purchase a 221 acre (89.5 hectare) parcel of land currently known as ‘Paloma Coelho’. It will be renamed the Olympic Forest Reserve
This property adjoins other parcels of land owned and managed by REGUA, and funded with help from WLT.
Paloma Coelho is faced with many imminent threats, particularly from illegal hunting.
The forest at Paloma Coelho is comprised of a wealth of trees, palms and ferns, which provide ideal habitat for a range of rare and endemic species. The property also protects the streams that feed the Guapiaçu River, a crucial source of water for the local community.
You can help safeguard this important area of the Atlantic Forest by donating to the Olympic Forest Reserve Appeal.