The RPPN Dona Aracy permanently protects 5,600 hectares of natural habitats.
In 2004, Caiman Ecological Refuge created a nature reserve which represents over 10% of its area: the Private Reserve of Natural Patrimony (RPPN) Dona Aracy.
It includes a 5,600 hectare protected area, selected with the aid of research scientists from the University of São Paulo. It is fenced and isolated from cattle, but accessible to visitors.
This area has a great variety of habitats, including cerradões (wooded savannah), open fields, carandazais (stands of caranda palms), cerrado baixo (scrubby savanah), streams, seasonal drainage channels, wooded coppices and cordilheira forests, where numerous species of wild fauna and flora of the Pantanal find shelter.
ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION CENTRE
In the visitors’ area, the Environmental Interpretation Centre Dona Aracy Klabin presents an extensive panel of pictures covering the Pantanal’s ecosystem and history.