South America FFRM Network
Municipalities in Brazil take the lead in conserving fragile Atlantic Forest biomeMost of the Brazilian population lives along the coast, a region originally occupied by the Atlantic Forest. Over the years, life in the concrete jungle has erected a wall between people and their connection with nature. Today, overexploitation of this biodiversity hotspot threatens not only flora and fauna, but also the provision of several vital ecosystem services, livelihoods and even the economy. In its defense, municipalities, the service sector and UN Environment are joining forces to strengthen governance for sustainability.