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THE BRAZILIAN FOREST CODE

By 1. January 2016News Home

The new Brazilian Forest Code was implemented in 2012. The Code establishes a percentage of Legal Reserve for every rural property (20, 35 or 80% according to the area). It also redefines the size of sensitive areas such as river margins or hilltops (called APP or Permanent Preservation Area).

Another mechanism to protect forests can be found in the RPPN (Private Reserve of Natural Patrimony), which consists in conservation units promoted by the landowners themselves (there are over 1,000 RPPN in Brazil).

The BJF aims to congregate all those legal mechanisms to help creating the 2,600km long Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor.

Watch the Araguaia Corridor Animation for further information:

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