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Brazil’s Network of Long Trails and Protected Area Connectivity

Photo: Augusto Miranda/ Banco de Imagens do MTur

Brazil has now officially launched the Network of Long Trails and Protected Area Connectivity (Rede Nacional de Trilhas de Longo Curso e Conectividade). The initiative was announced at the Adventure Sports Fair in São Paulo by the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of the Environment.

This system is the result of the long term vision of Pedro Cunha E Menezes and the joint efforts of NGOs and many volunteers over the years and of course the inspiration of long trails in other countries.

The network will link Protected Areas form the north to the south of Brazil, connecti the landscapes and Brazilian ecosystems to strengthen the organization, consolidate the structure, and help promote nature tourism.

There are four main circuits : Coastal Trail from Oiapoque (AP) to Chuí (RS), Colonial Trail from Rio de Janeiro to Goiás Velho (GO); the Goyases,Trail between Goiás Velho and the Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO). and the Peabiru Trail between the Iguassu Falls and the coast of Paraná.

Hat Tip: Ariane Janér

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