Protected landscapes and seascapes in Brazil

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The following is a list of protected areas in Brazil considered "Protected landscapes/seascapes" under the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories (category V). That is, protected areas where the interaction of people and nature over time has produced an area of distinct character with significant ecological, biological, cultural and scenic value: and where safeguarding the integrity of this interaction is vital to protecting and sustaining the area and its associated nature conservation and other values.

This list is drawn from the 2009 World Database on Protected Areas:

Site Name

Marine or
Terrestrial

Total
Area
(hectares)

Total
Marine
Area
(hectares)

Águas Vertentes (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

76,310

 

Algodoal-Maiandeua (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,913

 

Anhatomirim (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

3,000

 

Arquipélago do Marajó (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

5,065,527

 

Bacia do Cobre S. Bartolomeu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,145

 

Bacia do Rio de Janeiro (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

352,874

 

Bacia do Rio Descoberto (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

32,759

 

Bacia do Rio São Bartolomeu (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

85,070

 

Bacia do Rio São João/Mico-Leão-Dourado (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

154,785

 

Baía de Camamu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

123,144

 

Baía de Todos os Santos (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

8,000

 

Baixada Maranhense Subárea Baixo Mearim (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

374,619

 

Baixada Maranhense Subárea do Baixo Pindaré (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

235,175

 

Baixada Maranhense Subárea do Estuário (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,195,241

 

Baleia Franca (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

156,100

 

Banhado Grande (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

13,452,8.4

 

Barra do Rio Mamanguape (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

14,640

 

Barreira Branca (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

57,504

 

Barreiro (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

1,412

 

Bica do Ipu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,486

 

Bom Jardim/Passa Tudo (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

504

 

Cabeceira do Rio das Balsas (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

58,649

 

Cabeceiras do Rio Cuiabá (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

264,029

 

Cachoeira das Andorinhas (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

22,677

 

Cachoeira do Urubu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,294

 

Cafuringa (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

46,593

 

Cairuçu (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

32,688

 

Caminhos Ecológicos da Boa Esperança (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

230,296

 

Cananéia-Iguape-Peruíbe (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

210,250

 

Caraíva/Trancoso (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

32,033

 

Carste do Lagoa Santa (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

35,600

 

Catarina (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

581

 

Caverna do Maroaga (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

374,700

 

Cavernas do Peruaçu (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

115,621

 

Ceará (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,745

 

Cercadinho (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

235

 

Chapada do Ararípe (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,063,000

 

Chapada dos Guimarães (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

249,806

 

Conceição da Barra (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

7,914

 

Confusão (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

17,301

 

Coroa Vermelha (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,728

 

Córrego Feio e Fundo e Areia

Terrestrial

24,048

 

Costa de Itacaré/Serra Grande (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

62,960

 

Costa dos Corais (Environmental Protection Area)

Marine

413,563

413,563

da Bacia do Rio Macacu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

43,018

 

Delta do Parnaíba (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

313,800

 

Dunas da Lagoinha (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

523

 

Dunas de Paracuru (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,910

 

Dunas e Veredas do Baixo Médio São Francisco (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,028,999

 

Escarpa Devoniana (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

415595

 

Estuário do Rio Curu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

882

 

Estuário do Rio Mundaú (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,596

 

Fernando de Noronha-Rocas-São Pedro e São Paulo (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

888

 

Fernão Dias (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

179,695

 

Fóz do Rio Preguiças (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

269,684

 

Foz do Rio Santa Tereza (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

50,339

 

Frades (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

6,899

 

Goiapaba-Açu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,536

 

Gruta dos Brejões/Veredas do Romão Gramado (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

11,938

 

Guaibim (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,000

 

Guanandy (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

5,103

 

Guapi-Mirim (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

12,020

 

Guaraqueçaba (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

242,547

 

Guaraqueçaba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

202,254

 

Guaratuba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

198,827

 

Ibirapuitá (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

318,000

 

Igarapé Gelado (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

21,600

 

Ilha do Bananal/Cantão (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,576,468

 

Ilha do Combu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,503

 

Ilhas e Várzeas do Rio Paraná (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,003,059

 

Itapiracó (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

322

 

Jabotitua-Jatium (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

12,573

 

Jalapão (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

309,578

 

Jericoacoara (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

92

 

Joanes Ipitanga (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

30,000

 

Lagamar do Cauípe (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

779

 

Lago de Palmas (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

64,119

 

Lago de Pedra do Cavalo (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

66,952

 

Lago de Peixe / Angical (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

75,742

 

Lago de Santa Isabel (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

18,666

 

Lago de São Salvador do Tocantins, Paranã e (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

14,279

 

Lagoa de Itaparica (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

78,467

 

Lagoa de Jijoca (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,996

 

Lagoa de Uruaú (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,673

 

Lagoa Encatada e Rio Almada (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

157,745

 

Lagoas de Guarajuba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,035

 

Lagoas e Dunas do Abaeté (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,247

 

Lajedão (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

11,287

 

Lapa Nova da Vazante (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

893

 

Litoral Norte do Estado da Baía (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

144,763

 

Macaé de Cima (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

35,090

 

Mananciais Abastecimento de Água de Belém (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,240

 

Mangaratiba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

24,555

 

Mangue Seco (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,395

 

Maracanã (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,831

 

Maricá (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

972

 

Marimbu/Iraquara (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

125,330

 

Massambaba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

11,052

 

MD Rio Negro-Paduari/Solimões (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

566,365

 

Meandros do Rio Araguaia (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

357,126

 

Meandros do Rio Araguaia (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

3,867

 

Médio Rio Negro-Aturiá/Apuauzinho (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

586,422

 

Médio Rio Negro-Tarumã Açu/Tarumã Mirim (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

56,793

 

Mestre Álvaro (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,514

 

Morro da Pedreira (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

66,200

 

Mutuca (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

1,098

 

Nascentes de Araguaína (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

15,664

 

Nascentes do Rio Vermelho (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

176,159

 

Nhamundá (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

195,900

 

Onças (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

39,181

 

Pacém (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

123

 

Pau Brasil (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

10,572

 

Paytuna (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

62,658

 

Piaçabuçu (Environmental Protection Area)

Both

9,144

 

Pico do Ibituruna (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

800

 

Planalto Central (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

484,660

 

Plataforma Continental do Litoral Norte (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

362,266

 

Ponta da Baleia Abrolhos (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

346,663

315000

Pouso Alto (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

872,000

 

Praia do Sapo (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

611

 

Praia Mole (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

433

 

Pratigi (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

92,840

 

Rangel (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

21,359

 

Reentrâncias Maranhenses (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,680,911

 

Região Serrana de Petrópolis (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

59,049

 

Ribeirão do Urubu (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

12,949

 

Rio Capivara (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,800

 

Rio Curiaú (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

21,676

 

Rio Doce

Terrestrial

3,885

 

Rio Irai (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

11,536

 

Rio Pacoti (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,879

 

Rio Passauna (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

15,478

 

Rio Pequeno (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

6,200

 

Rio Piraquara (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

8,881

 

Rio Verde (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

14,756

 

Rola-Moça e Bálsamo (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

752

 

Rota do Sol (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

46,275

 

Salto Magessi (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

7,846

 

Santa Izabel e Espalha (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

59,293

 

Santo Antônio (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

26,011

 

São Geraldo do Araguaia (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

26,948

 

Seminário Menor de Mariana (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

332

 

Serra Branca/Raso da Catarina (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

67,560

 

Serra da Aratanha (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

6,482

 

Serra da Esperança (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

204,919

 

Serra da Ibiapaba (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,592,550

 

Serra da Jibóia (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

21,751

 

Serra da Mantiqueira (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

419,620

 

Serra da Sapiatiba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

5,974

 

Serra da Tabatinga (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

61,000

 

Serra das Galés e da Portaria (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

30,000

 

Serra das Mangabeiras (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

89,592

 

Serra de Baturité (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

30,373

 

Serra do Barbado (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

68,295

 

Serra do Lajeado (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

112,338

 

Serra do Mar (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

56,543

 

Serra dos Pirineus (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

22,800

 

Serra Geral de Goiás (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

48,785

 

Serra São José (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

7,062

 

Serras do Gericinó-Mendanha (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

7,993

 

Soberbo (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

24,171

 

Taboão (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

1,467

 

Tamoios (State Environmental Protection Area)

Both

41,910

 

Tapajós (Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

2,059,496

 

Tinharé Boipeba (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

31,204

 

Todos os Santos (State Area of Special Protection)

Terrestrial

43,450

 

Três Ilhas (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

10,634

 

Triunfo do Xingu (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,685,701

 

Tucuruí (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

553,193

 

Upaon-Açu / Miritiba / Alto Preguiça (State Environmental Protection Area)

Terrestrial

1,535,310

 

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Further Reading:

  1. World Resources Institute
  2. World Database on Protected Areas

 

Glossary

Citation

(2009). Protected landscapes and seascapes in Brazil. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/155425

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