Apremavi – Association for the Preservation of the Upper Itajaí Valley

Defense, preservation and restoration of the environment as well as cultural values, aiming to improve the quality of human life in the Atlantic Rainforest ecosystem.­

The Association for the Preservation of the Upper Itajaí Valley – Apremavi – was founded on 9th of July 1987 in the city of Ibirama. Its mission is the defense, the preservation and restoration of the environment as well as cultural values, aiming to improve the quality of human life in the Atlantic Forest biome.

The Apremavi was established by citizens concerned about the future consequences of the thoughtless and enormous destruction of the environment, especially the Atlantic Rainforest, caused primarily by the lumber industry.

Founded by 19 citizens, it has now over 400 supporting members from all sectors of the community, including farmers, students, scientists and businesspersons.

Since its foundation the defense and restoration of the Atlantic Rainforest has always been the primary motivation of Apremavi´s work.

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