Welcome to the REGUA website!

Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) is a Brazilian non-profit non-governmental organisation conserving the Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica) of Rio de Janeiro state’s upper Guapiaçu river basin, through:

  • Protecting the Atlantic Forest by way of land acquisition and management agreements
  • Integrating the protection of the Atlantic Forest with the needs of the local community
  • Restoring damaged habitats using local resources
  • Conducting bio-inventories of the fauna and flora present
  • Encouraging and supporting scientific research
  • Encouraging people to visit REGUA and support our work

This film, narrated by Michael Palin, was produced for REGUA by Verity White of Five Films with a soundtrack written by Matthew Sheeran. Watch in HD »


How you can help REGUA

With only 7% of the original forested area remaining, the Atlantic Forest of South America is one of the most threatened ecosystems on Earth! REGUA protects over 9,100 hectares of forest and has the opportunity to purchase more land, but we have to act fast as encroaching urbanisation is rapidly increasing land prices. Please support REGUA by making a donation now. Donate »


Come birding at REGUA

The Atlantic Forest is one of South America’s most biodiverse and endemic-rich biomes and offers some of the best birdwatching on Earth. Around 930 bird species are found here, with 200 found nowhere else. Over 470 bird species have been recorded at REGUA, including 13 classified as Threatened by the IUCN and 26 considered Near-threatened. More »



Interested in natural history? Come and visit us at our quality lodge accommodation. You’ll be staying in a beautiful location within replanted lowland Atlantic Forest at the edge of our restored wetlands, and with stunning views of the forested Serra dos Órgãos mountains. Your visit will also directly contribute towards our work saving the Atlantic Forest. More »

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