Natural Monument

The Natural Monument has as its basic object preserving rare natural sites, both singular or of great scenic beauty. It can be constituted by private areas, as long as it is possible to make compatible the objectives of the unit with the utilization of the land of the natural resources of the location by the landowners. Public visitation is subject to the conditions and restrictions established by the Management Plan of the unit and to the regulations established by the body responsible for its administration.1

Category Unidade de conservação Instância responsável Área (ha) Ano de criação
MONAT Árvores Fossilizadas do Estado do Tocantins Estadual 32.152 2000
MONAT Ilhas Cagarras Federal 523 2010
MONAT Morro de Santo Antônio Estadual 258 2006
MONAT Pontões Capixabas Federal 17.496 2002
MONAT Rio São Francisco Federal 26.715 2009


  1. Brazil 2000. Federal Law Nº 9.985 of 07/18/2000. Regulates article 225 of the Federal Constitution and institutes the National System of Units of Conservation and other provisions. Available by clicking here . (in Portuguese)