Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves



CountryBrazil
UNESCO RegionLatin America and the Caribbean
LocationAtlantic coast, states of Parana and Sao Paolo
CoordinatesS24 10 0.012 W48 0 0
Inscription Date1999
Property (ha)468,193
Buffer Zone (ha)1,223,557
Type of HeritageNatural
CriteriaTo contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance
CriteriaTo be outstanding examples representing significant on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution and development of terrestrial; fresh water; coastal and marine ecosystems and communities of plants and animals
CriteriaTo contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity; including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation
Unesco Reference Number893
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/893
DescriptionThe Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves, in the states of Paraná and São Paulo, contain some of the best and most extensive examples of Atlantic forest in Brazil. The 25 protected areas that make up the site (some 470,000 ha in total) display the biological wealth and evolutionary history of the last remaining Atlantic forests. From mountains covered by dense forests, down to wetlands, coastal islands with isolated mountains and dunes, the area comprises a rich natural environment of great scenic beauty.
StatusWorld Heritage Site