Theoretical referential

All work of the Pact has a theoretical basis. Here you can download the document with the concepts and forest restoration activities, which serve as the basis for our work.






Mapping restoration areas

A map with the potential areas for forest restoration directs the work of the Pact. Are degraded areas in which efforts should be concentrated in the coming years to recover the vegetation of the Atlantic Forest.






Monitoring protocol

This document presents the principles, criteria and indicators to be used as a guide for monitoring ecological restoration projects developed in the Atlantic Forest. He describes clearly how these aspects should be checked, measured and evaluated the logo of the implementation period, contributing to the improvement and replication of successful actions.


Pact's protocol


The conservation of biodiversity and other attributes of the Atlantic Forest depends on a coordinated set of strategies, including the creation and implementation of conservation units, mosaics and ecological corridors, promoting sustainable use of natural resources, the effectiveness of surveillance tools and control, payment policies for environmental services, the registration of Legal Reserves (RL) and Permanent Preservation Areas (APP) among others. Considering the history of degradation and the high degree of fragmentation of remaining Atlantic Forest, it is impossible to enable the preservation of the natural cycles of gene flow, and environmental services provided by forests, without prioritizing policies, programs and large-scale projects aimed at biome restoration.For this reason was created the Pact for Restoration of the Atlantic Forest, which seeks to articulate the restoration projects of public and private institutions, governments, businesses and owners in order to integrate their efforts and resources to generate results in biodiversity conservation, generating employment and income in the productive chain of the restoration, maintenance, valuation and payment for environmental services and legal compliance of agricultural activities in the 17 states of the biome.The goal of the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact is forest restoration 15 million hectares by the year 2050, divided into annual plans approved by its Board of Coordination.



The actions of the Pact will be defined according to the following priorities:

Generation, systematization and dissemination of knowledge on forest restoration;

Disclosure dining experiences in the Atlantic Forest, considering its technical, socioeconomic and operational;

Raising and mobilization of resources to support the actions and forest restoration projects;

Contribution to the formulation and implementation of public policies that contribute to forest restoration in the Atlantic Forest;

Monitoring of restoration projects and evaluation of their results;

Valuation of environmental and ecosystem services to society by remaining areas and restoration, reinforcing its importance to the quality of life and the means of production, taking advantage of opportunities in carbon and water markets;

Generation and expansion of job opportunities and income in the production chain of forest restoration in areas with the Atlantic Forest domain;

Integration of current efforts and establishing strategic partnerships for cooperation between Covenant signatories for environmental adequacy of rural properties to the Forest Code;

Continuous development and dissemination of technologies and knowledge aimed at increasing the scale of restoration actions, optimize and promote the improvement of the quality of their results, and contribute to the reduction of forest restoration costs;

Promote and encourage the establishment of training opportunities and qualification of the various actors involved in actions and forest restoration projects.



The Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact is a collective nature of the initiative, with indefinite duration, involving various segments of society committed to restoring the Atlantic Forest (organizations and various associations, governments, businesses, research institutions, landowners and others) in line with criteria established by the Coordination Council of the "Pact". Adherence to the "Pact" will be formalized through the signing of the Accession Agreement, assuming the agreement of the institution with this Protocol, including the purpose, strategies and the proposed management system. Adherence to the "Pact" is voluntary and will be formalized by means of criteria and procedures established by the Coordination Council.


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