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 stay at REGUA in our quality lodge. Located within replanted lowland Atlantic Forest at the edge of our restored wetlands, the lodge has stunning views over the forested Serra dos Órgãos mountains. You can also visit REGUA for the day. Your visit will directly contribute towards our work to conserve the Atlantic Forest. More »

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And then the rains came . . . read the whole story on our website (photo courtesy of Katerina Samara)

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O que é? O Curso de Formação Pedagógica Inicial de Formadores permite fornecer aos formandos as competências adequadas para exercerem a actividade profissional de formadores nas respectivas áreas profissionais, mediante o acesso ao CCP (ex-CAP) Destinatários: Indivíduos com a escolaridade mínima obrigatória.(9º ou 12º ano) Licenciados Local: Inovsaber - Lamego Saídas Profissionais: Formador(a) Curso Homologado pelo IEFP Modalidade de bLearning Duração total de 90 horas (27 delas em sessões presenciais, e as restantes em autoformação com recurso à internet incluindo sessões síncronas - online). ... See MoreSee Less

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Oportunidade! Empresa localizada em Magé contrata Educador Ambiental. Imprescindivel curso superior na área ambiental, residir nos municípios próximos a Magé, experiência comprovada de 2 anos em atividades de Educação Ambiental em comunidades e em mobilização social. Contratação Imediata. Interessados mandem mensagem in box. ... See MoreSee Less

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Boa tarde Nicolas, recebemos um hospede querido que nos falou sobre cadastrar nossa pousada junto a regua , pois aqui recebemos muitos hospedes para a pratica de observação de pássaro. O nome dele é Theodoro Ilias Panagoulias, o Theo. Nosso e mail pousadaserradamata@uol.com.br ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year from everyone at REGUA, here's another chance to enjoy the film made last year, narrated by Michael Palin, and produced for REGUA by Verity White of Five Films with a soundtrack written by Matthew Sheeran. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello REGUA,
I have applied for volunteer opportunities via email: aregua@terra.com.br . Is this the proper address to use?

Thank you for all that your do and happy Holidays!
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