What is a RPPN?

Photo of Farm Soledade - What is an RPPN?

The “Reserva Particular do Patrimônio Natural (RPPN)” is an area irrevocably preserved with perpetuity in order to conserve their biological diversity.

In the area of an RPPN may only be carried out activities related to scientific research and environmental educational visiting.

Fazenda Soledade goals with the creation of its five RPPNs are the conservation of biological diversity, protection of endangered species, conservation of remaining areas of the ecosystem and promoting environmental education.

The five protected areas add more than 76 hectares, this area has priority for the conservation of the Atlantic forest, situated nearby State park of Três Picos, and also protecting important water springs sources for the water supply of the city of Nova Friburgo. The protected reserves, RPPN Córrego Frio (21,69 ha), RPPN Woodstock (30,37 ha), RPPN Soledade (6.33 ha), RPPN Nêga Fulô (4,59 ha) and RPPN Bello and Kerida (13,70 ha), represent about a third of the total area Fazenda Soledade.

The creation of these RPPNs received the enthusiasm and technical support from Instituto BioAtlântica (www.bioatlantica.org.br), financial support by Diageo (www.diageo.com) and the topographical works were competently executed by Eng. José Augusto Steinbruck. Fazenda Soledade and the environment thank the generosity of these partners.