Trans-Brazil trail raises hopes for future of Atlantic Forest

Luiz Pedreira walks with other hikers beneath the Atlantic Forest's thick canopy in Brazil, where an 8,000-kilometer trail stretching the full length of the country is being opened up. He says he hopes that the creation of the trail, one of the world's longest, will raise awareness about the fragility of the forest, long devastated by loggers and farmers, and now facing a renewed threat under President Jai Bolsonaro. "If you do not know something, you do not value it," Pedreira said. Inspired by long-distance tracks such as Canada's 24,000-kilometer GreatTrail, the project will connect paths from the southern town of Chui on Brazil's border with Uruguay, to Oiapoque on its n...

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