RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The slow but important process of preparing the ground for legislation to create a new Natural Monument in Rio de Janeiro state has made significant progress over the last month. The project is to create a 9,000 hectare conservation area in the mountains close to Petropolis and Itaipava.
On July 7, INEA (the State Environmental Agency) released the technical plan for the Maria Comprida Mountains Natural Monument. Then on July 15, a public consultation was opened through an online form.
A meeting was held on July 28 in the Pedro do Rio region, with public . . .