A threat to the rivers in Bonito (MS)


The threat to rivers in Bonito region causes damage to Brazil.

“(…) Locally, counties inside the Lei da Mata Atlântica (11.428/2006) area can find in Plano Municipal de Conservação and Recuperação da Mata Atlântica (PMMA) another way out. It’s responsible to point to prioritary actions in conservation areas of native Mata Atlântica vegetation. It’s done with the mapping of the area and the population’s awareness.

In Bonito region, for example, by the Atlas da Mata Atlântica (SOS Mata Atlântica/ INPE) data, there is only 8,17% of the original Mata Atlântica vegetation. It’s approximately 40k hectares of forests, the same as 52.000 soccer fields. In the Bodoquena region, there is 68k hectares of original Mata Atlântica vegetation (88,000 soccer fields), which represents 27% of the city’s original forest.”

By Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica. Read the full text here (in Portuguese).

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