Brazil

Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Sat, 01/27/2018 - 14:20
The Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves are located in the Brazilian states of Paraná and São Paulo. The protected areas that constitute the site contain great biological wealth, representing one of the largest and best-preserved domains of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and one of the most threatened biomes of the world.
Chapada Diamantina National Park (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Sat, 11/25/2017 - 15:39
The Chapada Diamantina National Park is located in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The Chapada Diamantina is a plateau bounded by cliffs which form a watershed, draining on one side into the São Francisco River and on the other into the De Contas River and Paraguaçu River.
Caatinga Biosphere Reserve (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Mon, 05/01/2017 - 19:12
The Caatinga Biosphere Reserve is characterized by Caatinga vegetation as well as 'Martius' decidous forest, the typical vegetation of the interior of northeastern Brazil. The reserve sets up ecological corridors and is linked to the contiguous Mata Atlántica and Cerrado Biosphere Reserves.
Espinhaço Range Biosphere Reserve (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Mon, 05/01/2017 - 18:36
The Espinhaço Mountain Range represents the largest and most continuous Precambrian orogenic belt in Brazil. The extent of the Espinhaço Range Biosphere Reserve include 16 protected areas including National Parks, State Parks, State Ecological Stations and Municipal Natural Parks.
Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Sun, 04/09/2017 - 15:44

The Discovery Coast Atlantic Forest Reserves consist of eight separate protected areas containing remnants of the Atlantic Forest, representing one of the richest tropical forest regions in the world. This property contains great biological wealth and illustrates the evolution of the few remaining areas of Atlantic Forest in northeastern Brazil.

Cerrado Biosphere Reserve and Protected Areas (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Sun, 04/09/2017 - 15:43
The second largest vegetation formation in South America, the Cerrado covers one-fourth of Brazil’s land area. An important source of water and the scene of natural and cultural beauty, the Cerrado contains a profusion of natural grasslands, savannas, palm swamps and forests enhanced by many streams and waterfalls.
Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Sun, 04/09/2017 - 11:54

The Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve is the pioneer of the Brazilian biosphere reserves. It covers important portions of the Atlantic Forest of 14 Brazilian states. This unique ecosystem stretches over 1,800 miles (3,000 km) parallel to the coast, comprising Serra Mantiqueira, Serra Geral and Serra do Mar.

Historic Center of the Town of Diamantina (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:59
Diamantina, a colonial village set like a jewel in a necklace of inhospitable rocky mountains in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, recalls the exploits of diamond prospectors in the 18th century and testifies to the triumph of human cultural and artistic endeavor over the environment.
Historic Center of the Town of Goiás (Brazil) LAC Geo Editor Wed, 03/22/2017 - 18:00
Goiás testifies to the occupation and colonization of the lands of central Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries. The urban layout is an example of the organic development of a mining town, adapted to the conditions of the site. Although modest, both public and private architecture form a harmonious whole.