An extractive reserve (Portuguese: Reserva Extrativista or RESEX) is a type of sustainable use protected area in Brazil. The land is publicly owned, but the people who live there have the right to traditional extractive practices, such as hunting, fishing and harvesting wild plants.
In the broad sense, an extractive reserve is an area of land, generally state-owned where access and use rights, including natural resource extraction, are allocated to local groups or communities. Extractive reserves limit deforestation both by the local residents, preventing deforestation within their reserve, and by acting as a buffer zone to keep ranching and extractive industry out of the forests beyond.
"Extractive reserve" is among the types of sustainable-use, protected area defined by Law No. 9.985 of 18 July 2000. This established the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC). The extractive reserves are of public domain but the use of the land is allowed for traditional extractive populations, largely indigenous. They are areas used by traditional extractive populations whose livelihood is based on extraction, subsistence agriculture and small-scale livestock raising.
The reserves are created to protect the livelihoods and culture of these peoples, and also to ensure sustainable use of natural resources.
 Public visits are allowed where compatible with local interests and the provisions of the management plan for the unit. Research is permitted and encouraged, subject to prior authorization with the responsible agency.
List of land extractive reserves
Extractive reserves in Brazil include:
List of marine extractive reserves
Marine extractive reserves in Brazil include:
|Arraial do Cabo||Federal||Rio de Janeiro||56,769||1997||Coastal marine|
|Baía do Iguape||Federal||Bahia||10,074||2000||Coastal marine|
|Chocoaré - Mato Grosso||Federal||Pará||2,786||2002||Coastal marine|
|Delta do Parnaíba||Federal||Maranhão
|Ilha do Tumba||State||São Paulo||1,128||2008||Coastal marine|
|Lagoa do Jequiá||Federal||Alagoas||10,231||2001||Coastal marine|
|Mãe Grande de Curuçá||Federal||Pará||37,062||2002||Coastal marine|
|Mestre Lucindo||Federal||Pará||26,465||2014||Coastal marine|
|Pirajubaé||Federal||Santa Catarina||1,444||1992||Coastal marine|
|Prainha do Canto Verde||Federal||Ceará||29,794||2009||Coastal marine|
|São João da Ponta||Federal||Pará||3,203||2002||Coastal marine|
|Taquari||State||São Paulo||1,662||2008||Coastal marine|
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