Figure 2. A patch of remnant forest
on the main island of Fernando de Noronha. At the time of Amerigo Vespucci's
visit in 1503, this island was believed to be almost entirely
covered with forest.
Although only patches of secondary forest remain today, they provide
critically important habitat for the endemic fauna and flora of the
archipelago and so deserve full protection.
Photograph by Cristina Sazima.