Serra do Tombador Nature Preserve. Photo: Adrian Moss
Serra do Tombador Nature Preserve. Photo: Adrian Moss

Natural Reserves

What is a Protected Area

Protected Areas (PAs) are geographically delimited areas aiming at preserving biodiversity and the scenic beauty they shelter.

Everything is interlinked in nature, therefore the conservation of ecosystems is very important. In order to protect animals, it is necessary to protect the vegetation, which, on its turn depends on the animals for pollination and seed dispersion. And all of them depend on the soil, on well-conserved rivers, and so forth.

We believe that protected areas are indispensable for environmental preservation. For this reason, we maintain two Private Natural Heritage Reserves (PNHPs), which are federal protected areas, contributing to the conservation of Brazilian biodiversity.

Natural Reserves

Our two Natural Reserves – Salto Morato and Serra do Tombador – are Private Natural Heritage Reserves (PNHPs), whose protection character is perpetual, a legacy for humankind.

The Reserves are located in the Atlantic Forest and in the Cerrado, the most threatened biomes in Brazil which present high figures of endemic species, that is, species that occur only in those areas. Scientific research is conducted in the Reserves aiming at broadening knowledge on the biodiversity of these environments and biomes. Together, they comprise over 11,000 hectares of protected natural areas, with several endangered fauna and flora species.