Aerial view of the Parado Lagoon, Guaratuba Environmental Protection Area, Paraná state, Brazil. Photo: Roberto Bóçon.


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    38,329.3 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    25°51'S 48°41'W
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The Site, located on the southernmost coast of the state of Paraná, is considered the most important area for the Paraná antwren (Stymphalornis acutirostris), of which it hosts about 42% of the global population. It features well preserved mangroves, periodically flooded forests, marshes and over 3,000 hectares of the last remains of caixeta (Tabebuia cassinoides) forests. Although it can be considered a well-preserved habitat compared to other bays in Brazil, threats such as overfishing, pollution, unregulated tourism and occupation of areas of mangrove are present.

Administrative region: 
Paraná state

  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • mosaic of conservation units - Lagamar
    • protected area - Guaratuba Environmental Protection Area (EPA)
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