A movement of Brazilian society to restore and transform their most threatened biome

Inspired by the beauty and importance and because of the urgency to save this biome as threatened, in 2006 came the idea of joining forces, integrate them into a solid and coherent movement. From there, create synergies between all the actors that work with forest restoration in the Atlantic Forest. Finally , after much preliminary work , the Atlantic Forest Restoration Pact was officially launched on 7th April 2009.


Mission and Purpose


Articulate and integrate stakeholders in the restoration of the Atlantic Forest, inducing large-scale actions and results , with environmental, social and economic benefits.


Be reference in the articulation and integration of the different social actors and in the strengthening of their actions to promote ecological restoration.

Purpose and Goal

Joint public and private institutions, governments, companies, the scientific community and landowners to join their efforts and resources to generate results in restoration and conservation of biodiversity in the 17 states of the biome. The goal of the pact is to enable the recovery of 15 million hectares by the year 2050, but with goals and monitoring of the annual results .




Governance and Management System

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 the Protocol of the Pact, 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.

The PACT's Management System consists of the following instances:

National Coordination

The PACT has a coordinating council, elected in plenary by the signatories, a general coordinator and deputy elected by the council. The coordination period is two years, and ordered new elections to the end of the term. The role of the Coordination Council is to establish principles, strategies and policies for the management and operation of the Pact.

Executive Secretary

The PACT has an Executive Secretary whose main function is to coordinate and provide technical and logistical support to all activities. The Executive Secretary is hosted by one of the signatory institutions, chosen by the Coordination Council, which should meet all the logistical, administrative and institutional conditions necessary for the proper performance of their duties.


It is currently hosted on CEPAN, in accordance to what was established by the Council of the Pact.


The PACT has a coordinating council, elected in plenary by the signatories, a general coordinator and a vice coordinator, elected by the council. The coordination period is two years, and ordered new elections to the end of the term. The role of the Coordination Council is to establish standards, rules, principles and policies for the management and operation of the movement. Currently, the Pact of the Council is composed of the following signatory organizations:


Suzano Papel e Celulose

Associação Ecológica Força Verde

Tude Empreendimentos S/C ltda

Instituto Terra de Preservação Ambiental - ITPA

The Nature Conservancy

Centro de Pesquisas Ambientais do Nordeste (Cepan)

WRI Brasil

Onda Verde

Mater Natura

Conservação Internacional

SIG Ambiental

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Secretaria do Meio Ambiente do Estado de São Paulo

Secretaria Estadual de Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos do Espirito Santo

Instituto Socioambiental

Bioflora Tecnologia da Restauração

Instituto Internacional para Sustentabilidade

Laboratório de Silvicultura Tropical (LASTROP)

Rede de Ongs da Mata Atlântica


Work Groups

Currently, PACT has six working groups and any person can participate in a GT of your choice, and volunteer activities, and mostly unpaid.


The Technical-Scientific WG addresses mainly the development of technologies and ecological restoration protocols to be passed through training courses for practical and implementers of actions and restoration projects.


The Restoration Economy WG examines the ecological restoration and forest economic activity and supply chain perspective.


The Fundraising Prospects WG economic opportunities and financial mechanism capable of giving economic support the activities of the Covenant, including the costs of management and coordination (secretariat and coordination), training, publications, workshops, among others.


Public Policy WG identifies and legal bottlenecks in the perspective of transforming the forest restoration in an economic opportunity, creating jobs and income.


The Information and Knowledge WG gathers, synthesizes and provides information of common interest, while identifying gaps that need to be addressed. This GT is also responsible for spatialise all information necessary for the planning of restoration activities on local, landscape and the level of the entire Atlantic biota.


The Communication WG assists in the dissemination of the products and results of the pact, communicating with internal and external public and social medias inclusion. 


If you are interested to participate in the Working Groups or have any relevant issue for the group, send your request to secretariaexecutiva@pactomataatlnatica.org.br that will forward your doubt or suggestion to the representatives of WGs.

For more information about the functions and each instance mentioned above, refer to the  Pact's Protocol document.


Regional Units

The regional units have a duty to act in the diagnosis of the restoration's chain, aided in the identification of scenarios and local actors, as well as the identification of information gaps and links in this chain.




Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning 2015-2017

The Pact's actions in the 2015 period - 2017 are set out in the Strategic Planning of the movement, which was built in a participatory manner with the members, working groups, executive secretary, national  coordination and council.


This plan was made based on the work of the task forces carried out after the annual meeting of the Pact's members in Tingua in 2014, where he was presented the diagnosis of the Movement.


Click here to download the Strategic Plan 2015-2017



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