Central Fluminense Mosaic of Parks and Reserves (Mosaico Central Fluminense) - Brazil

Submitted by Brazil on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 16:49
Central Fluminense Mosaic of Parks and Reserves (Mosaico Central Fluminense) - Brazil
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Site Description
Covers an elevational gradient from 0 to 2,200 m in the Serra dos Órgãos mountain range, with high elevation grasslands (campos de altitude), cloud and lowland rainforests in the Atlantic Forest biome. In the lowlands it includes fragmented landscapes due to deforestation occurred in the last 500 years, with a variety of land uses in the matrix were fragments are inserted. Long term studies and monitoring actions focus on the effects two main factors: effects of climate change and land use. Presents high species richness, embracing a National Park (Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos), a state park (Parque Estadual dos Três Picos), a private reserve (Reserva Ecológica Guapiaçu), and other federal and state protected areas.