Jardim Botânico Araribá

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Brazil - São Paulo - Amparo

Institution Code:

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Jardim Botânico Araribá
Rua Guaraci Paulino de Oliveira 170, Distrito de Arcadas
Estrada Municipal AMP 372 Km 5,5 B. Rosas/Arcadas
São Paulo 13.908-190 Brazil

Telephone: 55 1938071230
Fax: 55 1938071230
URL: www.sitioduascachoeiras.org.br
Primary Email: rppn@sitioduascachoeiras.org.br

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Guaraci M. Diniz Jr.
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 4
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 4
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1989
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 18 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 2 Hectares
  • Total Area: 20 Hectares
    Latitude: -22.758038
    Longitude: -45.807766
    Annual Rainfall: 1600 mm
    Altitude: 850.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 500 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 100 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 112
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 2000
    Number of Volunteers: 15

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: Yes
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Seed/Spore Biology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes

Restoring Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Jardim Botânico Araribá (JBA) is located in Brazilian Atlantic Forest, in a farm that has 30 hectares, which is being restored with native species. 

Tropical forest ecosystems are under constant pressure from extensive degradation worldwide. In particular, the Atlantic Forest of southeast Brazil has a long history of heavy anthropogenic disturbance since the 16th century and despite its status as a globally important biodiversity hotspot, it is recognised as one of the most degraded ecosystems on the planet. Only very small and isolated fragments now remain of the original cover (less than 2%) and, as such, in addition to surrounding anthropogenic activity, these fragments are generally under continuous disturbance. Jardim Botânico Araribá (JBA) is located in one of the few fragments of Atlantic Forest in the region, in a farm that has 30 hectares, of which 20 hectares are already restored with the native species. 

The JBA team is working hard to restore Brazilian Atlantic Forest, since 1987, and the current restoration projects intend to restore not only specific plant species, but also the ecosystem as a whole. After 30 years of restoration practices, four headwaters have reappeared which feed the closest city from the botanic garden (Amparo – São Paulo, Brazil). The restored forest protects the river banks avoiding the silting process, and protecting the river water quantity and quality. JBA integrates threatened tree species into restoration activities such as Paubrasilia echinata (EN), Cedrela fissilis (EN), Chloroleucon tortum (CR) and Zeyheria tuberculosa (VU). The botanic garden also runs environment education activities to educate a new generation about sustainably allocating natural resources.

 Restored areas surrounding rivers and waterfalls now protect the water resource

Contact details
For more information on this project please contact Gabriela Meirelles or Guaraci Diniz Jr.