Tag: tropical rainforest reserves

Rainforest around Itacaré

Tropical rainforest reserves as also found in the State of Bahia along the Atlantic coastline of Brazil are part of a greater forest ecosystem called Mata Atlântica. It originally stretched out over 1.2 million square kilometers (about 25% of the Amazon). However, decades of deforestation for industrial timber use, cacao, cattle farming, sugar cane, coffee, and urban sprawl caused a decline of the Atlantic forest with more than 90 percent. Less than 100,000 square kilometers […]

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