Petrópolis in Rio de Janeiro state may receive new Natural Monument

Environmental issues in the area include fires, illegal hunting, the gathering of threatened plants, and livestock grazing in sensitive habitats. The plan involves conservation as well as the revitalization of degraded areas.

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 . . .

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