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MPA's for the country Brazil
MPA Site Name  Designation * international Designation 
Status 
 
Date 
Designated 
Total Area 
(km2
Abrolhos Marine National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 882.5
Araras State Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1972 20.68
Atlantic Forest Southeast Reserves World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1999 16,918
Atol das Rocas Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1979 362.5
Aventureiro State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990
Baixada Maranhense Environmental Protection Area Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 17,750
Balbino Municipal Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 2.500
Brazilian Atlantic Islands: Fernando de Noronha and Rocas Atoll World Heritage Site
World Heritage Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 540.0
Cabo Orange National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1980 6,190
Canal de Santa Cruz State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 52.92
Cananéia-Iguape-Peruíbe Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 2,171
Carijos Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 7.120
Comboios Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 8.330
Corumbau Marine Extractive Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 981.7
Costa dos Corais Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 4,136
Fernando de Noronha Marine National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 112.7
Foz do Sao Francisco Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 53.22
Guapimirim Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 143.4
Guaraguaçú State Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 7.570
Guaraqueçaba Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 136.4
Guaraqueçaba Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 2,915
Guaratuba State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1992 1,996
Ilha Anchieta State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 8.280
Ilha Comprida State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 193.8
Ilha do Cardoso State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1962 136.0
Ilha do Mel State Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1982 22.40
Ilha dos Lobos Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 0.020
Ilhabela State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 270.3
Ilhas Queimada Grande e Pequena Area of Outstanding Ecological Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 0.330
Imbaú (parte II) State Forest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.230
Jacupiranga State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1969 1,500
Jericoacoara Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 54.80
Juréia Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 240.7
Lagoa da Maraponga State Ecological Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 0.310
Lagoa do Peixe Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 344.0
Laje de Santos State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 50.00
Lençois Maranhenses National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 1,550
Mandaguari Forest Garden
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

0.210
Mangaratiba State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 229.4
Manguezais da Foz do Rio Mamanguape Area of Outstanding Ecological Interest
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 57.21
Manguezais da Lagoa do Roteiro State Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 7.420
Manguezal do Rio Paraíba do Sul Area of Watershed
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 7.600
Marinha do Arvoredo Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1990 176.0
Massambala State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 110.0
Monte Pascoal National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1961 225.0
Parcel Manoel Luís State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1991 452.4
Parque Estadual Marinho do Parcel Manoel Luís Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2000 345.6
Pedra Branca State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1974 125.0
Piaçabuçu Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1983 86.00
Ponta da Baleia/Abrolhos State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 3,500
Praia do Sul State Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1981 36.00
Recife de Fora State Marine Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1997 17.50
Recifes de Corais State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

2001 325.0
Reconcavo State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

50.00
Reentrancias Maranhenses Wetland of International Importance
Ramsar Convention*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 26,809
Reserva da Biosfera da Mata Atlântica Biosphere Reserve
UNESCO-MAB*
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1993 29,473
Rio Beberibe State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986
Rio Capibaribe State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986
Rio Carro Quebrado State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 4.020
Rio Coco State Ecological Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 11.55
Rio Formoso State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 27.24
Rio Itapessoca State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 39.98
Rio Paratibe State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986
Rio Timbo State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 13.97
Rio Una State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 5.330
Rios Goiana e Megao State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 47.76
Rios Jaboatao e Pirapama State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 12.84
Rios Serinhaém e Maracaípe State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 33.35
Saco da Pedra State Ecological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1985 1.500
Santa Isabel Biological Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1988 27.66
Santa Rita State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 88.00
Santana State Forest Reserve
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 0.660
Serra da Bocaina National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1971 979.5
Serra do Mar State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1984 5,481
Serra do Mar State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1977 3,154
Serra do Tabuleiro State Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1975 900.0
Superagüi National Park
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1989 338.6
Taim Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 340.0
Tamoios State Environmental Protection Area
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 40.70
Tupinambás Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1987 0.280
Tupiniquins Ecological Station
Designated

Designation Status: - Designated

Site is formally designated under national legislation / international convention

1986 0.410







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