The State Park of Serra do Mar

The State Park of Serra do Mar is one of the largest continuous areas left from the Atlantic Forest. Its richness in flora, fauna and traditional cultures – Indians and caiçaras (mixed natives) – make it a place to be preserved and cherished. The Park was created in 1977 and classified as a protected area in 1985.

The UNESCO, through its Man and Biosphere Program has considered the Atlantic Forest a Reserve of the Biosphere, which is then “an instrument for conservation that favors the discovery of solutions to such problems as the deforestation of tropical forests, desertification, atmospheric pollution, the greenhouse effect, etc.”

In 1979 the Nucleus Picinguaba was incorporated into the original area of the Park. This Nucleus located in Ubatuba, next to the border of the State of Rio de Janeiro, close to Paraty, is the only one which reaches down to sea level, with a landscape of coastline, beaches, as well as steep ascending topography.

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Visiting The Serra do Mar State Park  an Integral Protection Conservation program in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

The area covers 315,000 hectares and is one of the largest remaining areas of continuous Atlantic Forest. The State Park stretches from the border of Rio de Janeiro to Itariri in the southern part of São Paulo.

 

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