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Ecotourism in Brazil

Integral Protection Conservation Units

Brazil Travel / Ecotourism – Integral protection conservation units are protected areas which main purpose is the conservation of biodiversity. Only the indirect use of natural resources (e.g. ecotourism) is permitted and natural processes shall take place without human interference. The following conservation units (IUCN - management category I - III) fulfill this purpose:

         • biological and ecological reserves / stations (I),

         • national and state parks (II),

         • natural monuments and wildlife refuges (III).

According to a dossier of the Atlantic Rainforest, published by RMA in 2001, approximately 370 (75%) of the 478 Brazilian integral protection conservation units are located within the Mata Atlântica – Mountain Bike Tours / Brazil.