The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case of Espinhaco Mountain Range in Brazil [Yasmine Antonini]
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The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case of Espinhaco Mountain Range in Brazil. Presented by Yasmine Antonini at the "Perth II: Global Change and the World's Mountains" conference ...

The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case of Espinhaco Mountain Range in Brazil. Presented by Yasmine Antonini at the "Perth II: Global Change and the World's Mountains" conference in Perth, Scotland in September 2010.

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The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case of Espinhaco Mountain Range in Brazil [Yasmine Antonini] The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case of Espinhaco Mountain Range in Brazil [Yasmine Antonini] Presentation Transcript

  • The conservation function of the Biosphere Reserve: the case ofEspinhaço Mountain Range in Brazil Yasmine Antonini Federal University of Ouro Preto Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • BIOSPHERE RESERVE OF SERRA DO ESPINHAÇO WAS CREATED ON JUNE 2005MAN AND THE BIOSPHERE PROGRAMME –UNESCOBRAZILIAN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNMENTNGO’SACADEMY
  • THE ESPINHAÇOMOUNTAIN RANGEREPRESENTS THELARGEST ANDMOST CONTINUOUSPRECAMBRIANOROGENIC BELT OFBRAZILS TERRITORY
  • Along the 1,000 kilometers of the cordillera,alternating elevations with peaks reaching up to2,017 meters allow for an enormous diversity ofclimate and rainfall conditions.Temperatures can range from bellow 0o C to morethan 3o5 C in a same day
  • EUROPEAN NATURALISTS TRAVEL FOR THIS LANDS Langsdorff (1816) Saint Hilaire (1817) von Martius (1818) Schwacke (1893)PICTURE OF MIGUEL ANDRADE
  • According to the document that supported the creation of the reserve the main goals “Contribute to the conservation of landscapes, ecosystems, species and genetic variability”
  • WHAT LANDSCAPES?Pictures of Miguel Andrade
  • FORESTED AREAS
  • GRASLANDS GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONSTHIS BEAUTIFULLANDSCAPES IMPROVETHE POTENTIAL FORECOTOURISM
  • WHAT PHYTOPHYSIOGNOMIES?“RUPESTRIAN FIELDS”
  • IRONSTONE OUTCROPS
  • FORESTECOSYSTEMS ATLANTICRAINFOREST
  • WATER CONSERVATIONTHE CORDILLERA SEPARATES TWO MAJOR RIVER BASINS: RIO DOCE AND SAO FRANCISCO
  • WHAT SPECIES TO CONSERVE?ENDEMICENDANGERED
  • 538 Plant SpeciesThreatened67% Occur on therupestrian fields ofEspinhaçoMain actions: list ofendangered speciesEstablishment ofNatural Reserves toprotection
  • ENDEMIC AND ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIESINVERTEBRATESFROGS AND LIZARDSBIRDS
  • ANIMAL RICHNESS500 BEE SPECIES309 BIRD SPECIES69 MAMMALS58 ANFIBIANS51 REPTILES
  • ENDEMIC SPECIES OF FROGS AND LIZARDS
  • HOW TO CONSERVE THOSE SPECIES?TERRITORY PLANNINGPRIORITIES OF CONSERVATION OFSPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS
  • PRIORITIES OF CONSERVATION ONESPINHAÇO MOUNTAIN RANGE
  • WE HAVE 69 PROTECTED AREASNATIONAL PARKS AND STATE PARKSSTATE ECOLOGICAL STATIONSBESIDES AREAS CONSIDERED OFSUSTAINABLE USE
  • RESEARCH EFFORTS ON A REGION OF HIGH BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION INTEREST: THE NATIONAL PARK OF SERRA DO CIPO PTERIDOFITES MONOCOTS BIRDS ANFIBIANS DICOTS INVERTEBRATES REPTILES MAMMALSMADEIRA, ET AL 2008, MEGADIVERSIDADE,4(1-2)
  • MAJOR IMPACTSMINNING
  • MAJOR IMPACTSAGRICULTURAL
  • FIRE FOR LAND CLEANNINGURBANIZATION
  • SUPPORT