Participatory construction the Atlantic Forest Restoration Plan in the Upper Paraná Ecoregion

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Ana Paula Ferreira da Silva, Letícia Nunes Araujo, Daniel Arrifano Venturi, Taruhim Miranda Cardoso Quadros

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Ecological restoration has been gaining ground as a strategy to mitigate impacts resulting from landscape fragmentation. In 2020, with the partnership of local actors and various specialists, the Atlantic Forest Restoration Plan in the Upper Paraná Ecoregion was built, from the perspective of restoring the forest landscape, and with the objectives of forming corridors for biodiversity, increasing the extent of restored areas and foment the production chain restoration. The Ecoregion covers the border areas between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, where efforts for institutional articulation in Network take place. The Plan’s, covers an area is 2,816,120 hectares. The adopted methodology provided for wide social participation, two initial face-to-face workshops were held to present the project and indicate areas for restoration, with thematic virtual workshops on longdistance trails and ecotourism as an opportunity for restoration; species conservation; and use of GIS techniques in the elaboration of restoration. And virtual meetings for prospecting areas. The result of the project, even in a virtual way due to the pandemic scenario, was the prospection of almost 700 hectares for restoration and the involvement of 155 people representing 61 institutions. Some of these areas are located in Conservation Units, settlements and private properties. Ecological restoration will foster ecotourism activities, environmental education, the public use of protected areas, the implementation of agroforestry systems, the recovery of headwaters and areas of permanent preservation, as well as the connectivity of areas. In 2021, the Plan enters a new phase, the restoration of 60 hectares in a pilot project!

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