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  The high levels of biodiversity found at the RPPN-FMA represents an important attractive for research, environmental awareness and ecotourism activities. Ecotourism in the RPPN-FMA has the potential to become an important tool for ensuring forest protection and providing a sustainable income for the area. The fauna and specially the primates are habituated to human presence, hence spotting animals is quite easy. Of particular interest is the muriqui. It may rapidly become the "mountain gorilla" of South American ecotourism and Caratinga is the only place on earth where visitors can observe this highly endangered primate on a short visit. This is a feature of great attraction for tourists that makes the Reserve useful in public environmental awareness efforts and to increase revenues to help support local research.