SOS Mata Atlântica

Atlantic Forest protection through stakeholder engagement and large-scale public policy mobilization. Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica is a Brazilian environmental NGO created in 1986 to inspire society in the defense of Brazil’s most threatened forest. It acts to promote public policies that support the conservation of the Atlantic Forest through the monitoring of the biome, scientific studies, projects, dialogue with public and private sectors, improvement of environmental legislation, communication and engagement of society. SOS Mata Atlântica focuses on forest restoration, clean water and protected areas.
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  1. Contributions of the Atlantic Forest to Brazil’s NDCs

    The land-use sector (agriculture + land-use change) in the Atlantic Forest may be able to reach neutral emissions by 2042 and zero deforestation by 2030, restoring 15 million hectares (ha) of forests and reaching the projected agricultural and livestock production goals via low-carbon practices. The scenario combines high food production with the end of deforestation, robust forest restoration with the potential generation of jobs and income.

  2. The Atlantic Forest, Brazil: History, Deforestation & Restoration

    The Atlantic Forest, a top hotspot for biodiversity conservation, remains severely threatened. However, its restoration may make a substantial contribution to carbon sequestration and reaching the 1,50C goal. Recovering its ecosystem services is critical for the Brazilian economy and people and the planet. There is a governance framework to achieve it. Reversing its tipping point may become a benchmark for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.