Bracuí

São Paulo, April 2009 – Serra da Bocaina National Park is a large Mata Atlântica conservation unit along the state border of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is famous for one of the legendary gold trails (Trilha do Ouro) between São José do Barreiro and Mambucaba. Less known are the trails in north Bocaina which can be acessed […]

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Macela

Rio de Janeiro, May 2008 – Pedra da Macela (1.842 m) is located on the São Paulo / Rio de Janeiro state border and provides magnificent view over the bay of Paraty. It can be accessed by a historic rainforest trail (7 degraus) which runs through the southern portion of Serra da Bocaina National Park. […]

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Juatinga

Rio de Janeiro, September 2008 – Juatinga / Cairuçu / Mamanguá is a Mata Atlântica conservation units – mosaic in southern Rio de Janeiro. If you pretend to discover these reserves entirely, plan at least 2 to 3 weeks. This description here is about a less known west – east traverse, in the northern part of the peninsula, […]

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Intervales

São Paulo, January 2008 – Intervales State Park is located between Carlos Botelho and PETAR State Park, in the Paranapiacaba mountain range, in the upper Ribeira Valley, southwest of São Paulo State. All three conservation units are part of the Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves World Heritage Site and comprise the largest contiguos examples of Mata […]

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Monte Pascoal

Bahia, July 2007 – Monte Pascoal (Mount Eastern) is part of the Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves  in South Bahia. It is the symbol of Brazil´s official discovery, because it was the first sign of land, Cabral´s fleet spotted on April 22nd, 1500. The last renmants of Mata Atlântica, stretching for about 30 km from Monte Pascoal to Barra Velha on […]

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