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Conserving the Atlantic Coastal Forests

As of: September 2021

The project aimed at assisting the Brazilian biodiversity foundation FUNBIO in establishing the Atlantic Forest Conservation Fund (AFCoF). The fund financed measures to conserve and restore the coastal forests in Brazil. Such measures included designating and establishing public and private protective areas, combating forest fires, carrying out reafforestation in buffer zones and ecological corridors, and promoting appropriate forms of management.
Successor project(s)
Forest Conservation Mata Atlântica II
Biodiversity and climate protection in the Mata Atlântica (FC module)

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Atlantic Forest Conservation Fund (AFCoF) established in 2008; measures promoted in five components: public protected areas, conservation on privately owned land, forest fire prevention and control, biodiversity and sustainable patterns of production and consumption, institution building and project management
  • Examples of measures promoted: (partial) equipment of the park administrations of 12 national protected areas and 37 federal-state protected areas; equipment of two strategic forest fire control centres; financing and technical equipment of the Mata Atlântica Restoration Pact; support for seven small pilot projects on sustainable use (ecologically acceptable cultivation methods, establishment of an ecological corridor, etc.); production of a manual for determining the carbon inventory of Mata Atlântica

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Political partner(s):
  • Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO)
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil

Implementing partner(s):
  • Brazilian Institute for Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation - Brazil

BMU grant:
1.980.632,63 €

11/2008  till  12/2012


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