Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest
By Editor - Thu Aug 15, 9:15 pm
Luiz Pedreira walks with other hikers beneath the Atlantic Forest’s thick canopy in Brazil, where an 8,000-kilometre (5,000-mile) trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up. Inspired by long-distance tracks such as Canada’s 24,000-kilometer Great Trail, the project will connect paths from the southern town of Chui on Brazil’s border with Uruguay, to Oiapoque on its northern frontier with French Guiana. Work is already under way on the trail, which has the backing of Brazil’s environment and tourism ministries, but it could take years to complete.
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