Examiner: By now, no doubt, you've seen the photos of Casa Em Paraty, the location chosen and used this winter for the "Isle Esme" set of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.
Most feedback on the selection has been incredibly positive, and, despite the very pricey rates of stay for the resort, many fans have expressed a desire to add the location to their future Twilight touring roster. Well, that is a dwindling possibility because due to environmental ramifications of the mansion's situation in Paraty, Brazil, Casa Em Paraty is on its way to being destroyed.
According to the helpful translation of one of the same Brazilian fansites (via) which kept us all abreast of goings-on in the region while filming took place there, "According to information from INEA (State Institute of Environment), the owner of the mansion has been notified and is aware of the illegal construction done in an environmentally protected area in the Ecological Reserve of Guatinga (REG) [and] The demolition process has already been suggested by INEA and awaits court decision."
While the agency allowed filming for Breaking Dawn on the premises, the report states, that does in no way nullify their plans. As bluntly as it could be said, it was, by an agency representative: "This house is next in our queue."
Environmental issues in Brazil are more pressing than many other places in the world, particularly when it comes to ecologically protected areas and reserves. A majority of the Amazon Rainforest is located in Brazil, and the flora, fauna, and animalia are particularly sensitive to structures like this. The Rainforest is critical to this planet in many ways - too many for this discussion, at least.
So, as a Twilight fan, this may be appalling to your sensitivities. However, if you're an environmentalist, you might applaud the agency's efforts to protect these reserve areas from the degradation tourism inevitably causes an area. In either case, "Isle Esme" may wind up being scratched off the Twilight tour plans by default . . . that is, demolition.