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Conservation International Overview page on the Atlantic Rainforest

CI Brazil Joia

The Atlantic Forest of tropical South America boasts 20,000 plant species, 40 percent of which are endemic. Yet, less than 10 percent of the forest remains.

More than two dozen Critically Endangered vertebrate species are clinging to survival in the region, including three species of lion tamarins and six bird species that are restricted to the small patch of forest near the Murici Ecological Station in northeastern Brazil.

http://www.conservation.org/where/priority_areas/hotspots/south_america/Atlantic-Forest/Pages/default.aspx

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