WWF-Brasil expands conservation efforts through a project that creates a tri-national biodiversity corridor
Remaining area of Atlantic Forest.
To guarantee the conservation of the biological wealth of this ecosystem we have developed a joint strategy involving three countries that are home to the Atlantic Forest: Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Through this strategy, we are promoting the creation of protected areas and strengthening their management, developing forest restoration projects to enhance connectivity between forest fragments and protect water basins, and developing economic incentives to encourage landowners to conserve standing forest. A recent partnership with the IDB will develop benchmark studies of transboundary parks to improve the management of protected areas, particularly the Iguaçu National Park on the borders of Brazil and Argentina. WWF-Brasil is also promoting the monitoring of the jaguar, the third largest cat in the world and the largest carnivorous mammal in South America, which is a threatened species in the Atlantic Forest biome.
During this year's WWF Annual Conference, held in May in Foz do Iguaçu, six countries signed a cooperation agreement to promote actions in this biome.