RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A proposed Bill intends to reopen the road that crosses the Natural Heritage Site, one of the last reserves of Atlantic Forest in the South of the country. If approved, the proposal could also put other conservation units at risk.
The dispute, already decided in court 35 years ago, runs the risk of creating a U-turn in Brasília. The bill (PL984/2019) attempts to reopen the Colono Highway, closed in 1986 due to the environmental damage it caused when crossing the Iguaçu National Park. The park has been declared a Natural World Heritage . . .