Mapping the Campinas Connectivity Area

Degradation and loss of natural resources are nationwide subjects of attention in Brazil,
especially due to its position as the most biodiverse country in the world. The resources and services provided by biodiversity fundamentally support the country’s cultural, social and economic development – livelihoods of traditional communities, agriculture and tourism – and therefore call for priority action.

This case study showcases how integrating ecosystem services into regional planning in the Metropolitan Region of Campinas strengthened cooperation and enabled the implementation of the Campinas Connectivity Area, a series of ecological corridors bridging environmentally relevant areas throughout the State of São Paolo.