21 April 2023

Beyond the gardens: exploring Brazil’s Forgotten Forest

Come on an expedition with Kew Scientists as they explore and protect a treasure trove of biodiversity

By Lydia Shellien-Walker

Rolling hills covered in forest with clouds in the sky

We all know the Amazon rainforest, but have you ever heard of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest?

Although it provides clean water, food, medicine and more to 60% of Brazil’s population, only about 8% of the forest remains.

Join us on expedition in the Forgotten Forest with Professor Alexandre Antonelli, Director of Science at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and his team of world-leading experts in plants, fungi, birds, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians, as they explore and understand this incredible treasure trove of biodiversity.

Three researchers stood in the dry desert surrounded by fog with a quadrat on the ground

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