Atlantic Forest

The Atlantic Forest is a terrestrial Biome and region which extends along the Atlantic coast of Brazil from Rio Grande do Norte state in the north to Rio Grande do Sul state in the south, and inland as far as Paraguay and the Misiones Province of Argentina. (wiki)

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Atlantic Forest South-East representing one of the largest and best-preserved domains of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest (OUV)
Brazilian Atlantic Islands FNNMP vegetation is classified as Insular Atlantic Forest – a sub-type of Atlantic Rainforest which is considered the world’s most threatened tropical forest. Insular Atlantic Forest is only found in FNNMP. (AB ev)
Discovery Coast "the ongoing processes in the evolution of this exceptionally diverse region are the result of the mix of regional endemic species of the Atlantic Forest with elements of the Amazon ecosystem" (OUV)
Iguacu "Iguaçu National Park forms with the contiguous Iguazú National Park in Argentina one of the largest protected remnants of the paranaense subtropical forest, belonging to the interior Atlantic Forest." (OUV)
Iguazu National Park "the largest single protected remnant of the Paranaense subtropical rainforest, which belongs to the Interior Atlantic Forest." (OUV)
Paraty and Ilha Grande "This section of the Atlantic Forest represents the greatest richness of endemism for vascular plants within the hotspot with some 36 species of rare plants, 29 of which are endemic to the site." (OUV)
Sítio Roberto Burle Marx "The portion of the nominated property above 100 metres in elevation is part of the Pedra Branca State Park, a dense ombrophilous forest that is part of the Atlantic Forest." (AB ev)


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