The Campos do Jordão State Park (PECJ) is the state’s first official Protected Area (1941) and the first to have a devised Management Plan in Brazil (1975), and is therefore, a landmark and an example for the planning of Protected Areas and biodiversity conservation.
The park has an area of 8,341 hectares and is one of the most demanded tourist sites in Brazil, mainly for its “winter tourism”, attracting around 100,000 visitors every year.
Objective: In order to update and adapt the MP to the park’s current context, Ekos Brasil has produced a new document capable of absorbing new knowledge generated by scientific innovations and any challenges posed to the management of the PA.
Partners: a team of 40 qualified professionals with the support of the park’s employees and the locals of Campos do Jordão, under the general coordination of Ekos Brasil and the monitoring and supervision of the FF.
Biodiversity: The park’s rich landscape forms a mosaic of unique Atlantic Forest ecosystems, involving Araucaria forests, high altitude forests and high altitude fields.
- 843 species of vascular plants, 25 of these are endangered and 2 of these are new
- Significant presence of the Araucaria agnustofolia tree, a symbol of the park
- 63 mammal species
- 165 bird species
- 98 amphibian and reptile species
- 9 fish species, with one new specie