What we do

What we do

SOS Mata Atlantica exists to protect one of the most endangered forests in the world: the Atlantic Forest and its associated ecosystems and people.

First established in 1986, the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation is a non-governmental organization that is active in the conservation of the country’s most threatened forests and associated coastal and marine environments. The Foundation seeks to ensure sustainable development and quality of life for human beings.

Our cause is to protect and restore the Atlantic Forest – as only 8.5% of this important forest that once covered much of Brazil remain – and protect the sea and coast of Brazil – less than 1% is currently under some protection regime. Learn more:


 environmental NGO

To achieve this goal, SOS Mata Atlântica has developed numerous projects on topics such as the monitoring of the Atlantic Forest, the dissemination of information on deforestation, forest restoration with seedling production and planting, environmental education and monitoring, and advocacy on behalf of governmental environmental policies, campaigns, etc.

Learn about our projects

Ours is the cause of all those who care about forests. You can help us to continue our work: Support