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Preserve a precious tract of endangered rainforest.
Listing ID#101
Acres/Hectares1,896 acres / 766 hectares
Price$2,900,000 USD

About the Land

The parcel/lots exist within a privately-owned tract of 766 hectares(1896 acres) of virgin Amazon rainforest in the State of Para in Brazil. The preservation of land tracts such as this is paramount to the health of the Amazon region, its plants, animals, people, culture, and economy.

This prime forest land adjacent to the Tapajos National Forest in the Amazon region of Brazil. As a whole tract, this land could be purchased by an environmentally conscious individual or organization dedicated to its preservation.

This is one of the few remaining large, intact pieces of unspoiled land bordering the Tapajos National Forest. There is a concentration of rare plant and wildlife, several miles of the Igarape Branco river and several million board feet of prime timber in species such as Ipe, Jatoba, Cumaru, Angelim Pedra, Lacewood, Goncalo Alves and so on. The land is right on the Cuiaba highway(BR-163), which is the only main north and south road from the Amazon River to the south of Brazil (Cuiaba), and the road is paved. The land is accessible year round by car and is only one hour from a major airport serviced by international flights.

Within a mile of this land, NOAA, Chico Mendes Foundation, and other world environmental organizations have established research stations within the Tapajos Forest, which is one of the largest virgin forests remaining on the planet. Before we purchased this land, it was once destined to become one of the many large-scale farms so common in the region. Farming and cattle ranching mean complete forest removal. In the case of this land, not a single tree would be on it had it not been purchased by present owners.  It is our mission that the 766 forest preserve remains a pristine intact Bio Preserver in perpetuity.

Location:

The 766 Preserve is adjacent to the Tapajos National Forest, approximately 76 km south of the City of Santarem. Santarem is located at the confluence of the mighty Tapajos and the Amazon Rivers. The Tapajos region is one of a combination of agribusiness farms(mainly soy), virgin and managed forest lands. This piece of rainforest is in the middle of one of the most endangered areas for loss to agribusiness in the whole of Brazil. Bisecting this region of Amazonian Brazil is BR-163, “the soy highway”, named so because it ends at an enormous soy receiving facility in Santarem. The rainy season lasts from December to July, with most precipitation occurring from December to May.

Biodiversity:

The 766 Preserve is located within a region containing a stunning level of bio-diversity. This is the rainforest of your dreams. The dense tropical forest with over 1200 tree species, hosts an array of mammals including spider monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, two-toed sloths and more common game like agoutis, peccaries, capuchin monkeys, Howler monkeys and marmoset. A number of highly threatened species of water mammals, such as river otters, giant otters and manatee are found in the region. Reptiles, amphibians and insects are plentiful. Included in some of the 300 different species of fish are Tambaquis, Pirarucus, stingrays and cat fish. Over 300 species of birds, including macaws, parrots, and the Golden Parakeet, the symbol of Brazil.