Wildlife reserve (Brazil)

A wildlife reserve (Portuguese: Reserva de fauna – Refau) is a type of sustainable use protected area of Brazil. As of 2016 no conservation units had been created in this category.

Baía da Babitonga
Baía da Babitonga. A wildlife reserve was planned here, but abandoned.


The concept of a wildlife reserve was spelled out in Law No. 9.985 of 18 July 2000, which established the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC).[1] It is a natural area with populations of native species of fauna, terrestrial and aquatic, resident or migratory, suitable for technical and scientific studies of sustainable economic management of wildlife resources. The public may visit the reserve if that is compatible with managing the conservation unit. Hunting is not allowed. However, products and by-products that result from the research may be marketed subject to laws concerning fauna.[2] The area of the reserve is in the public domain, and land within its boundaries may be expropriated.[3]

Federal reserves are administered by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation. Other reserves are administered by the state or municipal environmental agency.[3] As of 2016 Chico Mendes Institute had not created any wildlife reserves.[2]


Name State Created Area (ha) Biome
Baía da Babitonga Santa Catarina 2007 Coastal marine


  1. ^ Áreas protegidas – Apremavi.
  2. ^ a b Categorias – Chico Mendes.
  3. ^ a b O que é uma Reserva de Fauna – ((o))eco.


  • Áreas protegidas (in Portuguese), Apremavi - Associação de Preservação do Meio Ambiente e da Vida, retrieved 2016-05-08
  • Categorias (in Portuguese), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, retrieved 2016-05-08
  • "O que é uma Reserva de Fauna", ((o))eco (in Portuguese), 22 July 2015, retrieved 2016-05-10
Fully protected units
Sustainable use units

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