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Poço das Antas Biological Reserve

Reserva Biológica de Poço das Antas, Brazil

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Poço das Antas Biological Reserve is a biological reserve located in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The reserve has parts in the municipalities of Silva Jardim and Casimiro de Abreu, about 120 km (75 miles) from the state's capital of Rio de Janeiro.

The Poço das Antas Biological Reserve is famous for its golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia), which represent most part of the few remaining wild golden lion tamarins in the world. There is estimated to be 1000 tamarins in the reserve and surrounding areas. Currently the Golden Lion Tamarin Conservation Project (GLTCP) is attempting to save the golden lion tamarins from extinction.

The Poço das Antas Biological Reserve is home to 77 known species of mammals. Currently the mammal population is threatened due to many reasons such as wildfires and poaching.

Due to rampant deforestation and cattle grazing, the Poço das Antas Biological Reserve is slowly shrinking in size, though many efforts are underway to try and save it.

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  • WDPA ID49
  • NamePoço das Antas
  • Original NameReserva Biológica de Poço das Antas
  • Country / TerritoryBRA
  • Sub locationBR-RJ
  • IUCN CategoryIaWhat is this?
  • English DesignationBiological Reserve
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1974
  • Reported Area km250.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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