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Agenda: X ICMBio Seminar & #8220; Strategic Research for Social and Environmental Development & #8221;

  Began on Tuesday (18/09) the X Research Seminar and X Scientific Initiation Meeting of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). This year, the theme is “Strategic Research for Social and Environmental Development”. The event brings together researchers, ICMBio servers, students and stakeholders. The event runs until tomorrow and has round tables…

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Projects in focus: Buriti - income generation for youth and women, conservation of Veredas and Chapadas

  In August the Cooperative Grande Sertão, which runs the Buriti project - income generation for youth and women, conservation of Veredas and Chapadas with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), made a visit to Belém (PA) in order to consolidate and build…

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Rede Cerrado launches new website in event that brought together associated and partner entities

Composed of 54 member entities and about 300 grassroots organizations, Rede Cerrado, which resumed the activities of the Executive Secretariat earlier this year, brought together affiliated and partner institutions for a celebration to celebrate National Cerrado Day. On the occasion, there was the launch of the new website of Rede Cerrado that is already…

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Political Strategies for the Cerrado were launched in Brasilia on 09/04

  The document & #8220; Political Strategies for the Cerrado & #8221; It was the result of a process of collective construction by various civil society organizations, such as the Centro de Vida Institute (ICV), the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), the Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), the Society, Population and Nature Institute. (ISPN), Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), Rede Cerrado and WWF-Brasil. …

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The 1st Meeting of the Midwest Environmentalists took place in Brasilia

    From August 22 to 23 (2018) the 1st Meeting of the Midwest Environmentalists took place in the auditorium of the Hotel Nacional, promoted by the National Network to Combat Wild Animal Trafficking (RENCTAS), executed through the project & #8220; I FENACO - Forum of the Midwest Environmental Entities & #8221 ;, which has the support of the…

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TRASE launches 2018 yearbook with data on the sustainability of production chains

* The Trase 2018 Yearbook - Sustainability of production chains: risk of deforestation in Brazilian soybean exports presents the latest studies on the sustainability of global agricultural commodity production chains associated with tropical deforestation, based on Trase's unique transparency data. This data allows us to connect commodity production and its associated impacts…

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FENABARU 2018: Second National Baru Party | Full Schedule |

Here comes the Second National Baru Festival (FENABARU 2018) that will take place in the municipality of Arinos, Minas Gerais from August 16-19, 2018. Our partner, the Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative based on Solidarity Economy - COPABASE, is one of the partners of this initiative, which is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF,…

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Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAs

  Yesterday (26), the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil began its activities of preparation of the Action Plan of the Municipal Environment Council of Miranda (MS). On this occasion was invited to Dr. Livia Medeiros, specialist in caving, gave a lecture on Conservation of Underground Biodiversity and its relationship with the conservation of the Cerrado. It is …

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Food Forests in the Cerrado and International Family Farming Day | July 25th |

    On July 25, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates the International Day of Family Farming worldwide. In celebration to this day, we will present the Food Forests in the Cerrado project executed by the Agricultural Cooperative of Family Producers of Niquelândia - FamilyFamily and with…

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Endemic tree of Cerrado miner engages society in favor of conservation

The faveiro-de wilson, whose scientific name is Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizzini, from the legume family (Fabaceae), is an endangered species, “Critically Endangered” category. It is endemic to central Minas Gerais, in the transition from the Cerrado to the Atlantic Forest, that is, it does not exist anywhere else in the world. Per …

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Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic is expanded and becomes one of the largest in the Cerrado

        The Sertão Veredas – Peruaçu Mosaic (MSVP) is a set of protected areas located on the left bank of the São Francisco River, between the north and northwest of Minas Gerais and part of southwestern Bahia. With an approximate area of 1.8 million hectares and a perimeter of 1,210 km, the Mosaic involves…

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ENVIRONMENTAL SUITABILITY IN RURAL PROPERTIES: the application of the Environmental Regularization Program (PRA)

    The Biomes Project aims to develop and incorporate tree solutions for sustainable use of Brazilian rural properties and to enable rural producers and technicians as potential implementers and multipliers of these solutions. Regarding the new Forest Code, this project seeks to integrate the supply of agricultural and forest products, expanding the possibility of…

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Avoiding the Merganser Extinction in Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil

The project “Avoiding the extinction of the Brazilian Merganser in the Veadeiros-Pouso Alto-Kalunga corridor” started its activities in January 2018, in the city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás, located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region. The project aims to carry out monitoring and research activities of the Merganser, public awareness actions and training…

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Conexsus 2018 Challenge

    The Conexsus Challenge aims to network the economic potential of sustainable community business. The idea is for networks to expand and generate positive socio-environmental impacts, such as territorial resilience and the transition to the low carbon economy. This initiative aims to mobilize the performance of various actors and connect enterprises, organizations…

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Get to know the Cerrado Museum

  In the minds of many people in Brazil there is a Cerrado stereotype illustrated by dry and gnarled trees, thick bark and thick leaves but not only does the Cerrado live, it also has a wide variety of cacti, bromeliads, orchids, palm trees and grasses. ; where 480 plant species are endemic, ie…

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Ecosystem Services Partnership Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference to be held in Brazil in October

  The Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services / BPBES, in partnership with the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development / FBDS and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation / EMBRAPA, will host the Ecosystem Services Partnership & #8211; ESP, which will take place between October 22 and 26, 2018 at the State University of…

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Project promotes conservation actions of the faveiro-de-Wilson

The Wilson faveiro has been studied, monitored and protected since 2003 by the Wilson faveiro Conservation Program. Currently, the native population is reduced to less than 300 adult individuals in the wild, largely due to habitat destruction. The Project Management and Protection of the Wilson's faveiro (Dimorphanda wilsonii), carried out by the Society of Friends of the…

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Rural communities receive training in rural property management in DF

    The Rede Bartô team, through the project “Agrofloresta providing ecosystem services”, held in April training in the pre-settlement Rosely Nunes, located in the Pipiripau River basin, northeast region of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasilia. (DF). Thirty community-based men, women, youth and adults participated in the training in Management of…

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Socio-environmental organizations want to base Cerrado conservation on presidential candidate programs

  Proposed national strategy for the biome also includes the defense of the territorial rights of the peoples and traditional communities of the region. Guidelines will be delivered to candidates for President of the Republic Brasilia, June 4, 2018 - The Cerrado is more than the world's granary for Brazilian agricultural production, it is also…

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Integrated management and network strengthening were themes of the Cerrado and Caatinga Protected Areas Mosaic Meeting

It took place last week in Januária (Minas Gerais), between the 10th and 11th of May, the first Meeting of the Cerrado and Caatinga Protected Areas Mosaics. This meeting was organized by WWF-Brazil, Pro-Nature Foundation (FUNATURA), the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), the State Forest Institute (IEF-MG), Mosaic Network…

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Cerrado Seed Network to promote courses in Goiás and Minas Gerais on ecological restoration and seed collection

The Cerrado Seed Network will promote in June the courses & #8220; Seed Collection & #8221; and #8220; Ecological Restoration & #8221 ;. The Seed Collection course will be taught in the cities of Mambaí (GO) and the Peruaçu region (MG) and the Ecological Restoration course only in the Peruaçu region (MG). The restoration course is part of the…

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WWF conducts educommunication actions in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project & #8220; Strengthening integral territorial management in the specially protected areas of the Sertão-Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic & #8221; was approved at CEPF Cerrado's First Call of 2016 and is being implemented by WWF-Brasil and aims to integrate and strengthen the management of specially protected areas of the MSVP. WWF-Brasil has been betting on workshops…

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Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic Project holds meetings of the Working Groups in Januária (MG)

Continuing the activities of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic Project, the meetings of the Working Groups were debated in Januária (MG), which are discussing the themes that are central to the revision of the Conservation Based Territorial Development Plan & #8211; DTBC and the elaboration of the Socio-Environmental Mosaic Zoning. Between the 03 to 06/04…

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IEB, CEPF and CI / GEF mission visits Cerrado conservation projects in Mato Grosso do Sul

This April, the International Institute of Education of Brazil / CEPF Cerrado received a visit from the CEPF International and Conservation International / GEF team for a visit to projects that are already underway in the Cerrado areas of Mato Grosso do Sul. The projects were approved in the First Call 2016 of CEPF Cerrado and…

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8th World Water Forum takes place this week in Brasilia

  The 8th World Water Forum, the largest global event on water issues, began in Brasilia on March 18 and will take place until next Friday (23). The event brings together representatives from over 170 countries, including scientists, rulers, parliamentarians, judges, engaged people, NGOs, researchers and ordinary citizens - to exchange experiences, analyze problems…

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SEMA Bahia launches publication of good agricultural practices for the Cerrado

The State Secretariat of the Environment (SEMA) of the state of Bahia has published the publication “#8220; How to grow food by planting forests - Stories of people, forests and fields” fruit of the Cerrado Project, which takes place in partnership between the State Government, the Ministry of the Environment and the World Bank, operating in 11 municipalities in western Bahia. …

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CEPF & #8217; s New Website Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the new website, CEPF have created this short & #8220; scavenger hunt. & #8221; Email them the correct answers to the below four questions by Friday 16 March, for the chance to have your CEPF-funded project featured on their homepage. How many CEPF grantees are there in over 92 countries and territories? How many global donor organizations support…

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The return of wildlife in a restored area on the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor

The ECOA (Ecology and Action) technical team, along with settled monitors, have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the restoration process started in 2016. In these visits, they identified areas with great potential for natural regeneration, where springs are gradually recovering with the aid of reforestation vegetation. In addition to the process of…

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Rural communities receive training through project supported by CEPF Cerrado

On February 23 and 24 (2018), the Rede Bartô team, through the project & #8220; Agrofloresta, provider of ecosystem services & #8221; conducted training in rural communities in the Pipiripau River basin, located in the northeast of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasília (DF). The new rural settlers of the Agrarian Reform,…

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Conservation actions promoted by civil society and communities in the Miranda-Bodoquena Priority Corridor

The NGO Ecology and Action (ECOA) started its activities in the project “#8220; Corridor Miranda-Bodoquena: filling social and environmental gaps” #8221; in regions of the municipalities of Nioaque and Miranda (MS). The project is supported by CEPF Cerrado and aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the biome, through the strengthening of non-timber extraction in the communities and settlements of…

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Let's talk about the Cerrado?

CerThe Cerrado is the largest hotspot in the western hemisphere, covering over 2 million km2 in Brazil and smaller parts (around 1%) of Bolivia and Paraguay. This hotspot also includes the headwaters of the three largest river basins in South America (Amazonas / Tocantins, São Francisco and Prata), thus highlighting its importance to…

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Opportunity: FUNATURA has an open selection process for individual consultancy in different functions.

The Pro-Nature Foundation & #8211; FUNATURA has an open process of Selection of Individual Consultant (Request for Expression of Interest) aiming at the following functions: a) A technician for the Administrative and Financial Management of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which has financial support from Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund…

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Course #8220; Creation and Management of Conservation Units in Urban Areas & #8221; will be offered in Brasilia

The course & #8220; Creation and Management of Conservation Units in Urban Areas: conceptual, legal and practical aspects & #8221; which will be offered between November 27 and December 2, 2017 by architect and urban planner Miguel von Behr, aims to train and develop the environmental and urban professional in the integration…

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PRESS RELEASE OF CEPF CERRADO 2017

Please be advised that the deadline for the receipt of applications for Small Projects was clearly set at 18:00 (Brasília time) on November 08, 2017, on the PROSAS registration entry page, as shown below. For further questions on this matter, please formalize the demand as…

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How to submit your proposal to CEPF 2nd Call?

The deadline for submitting proposals for CEPF's Second Call Cerrado is now November 8th (2017). This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations. Letters of intent should be formulated for Small Projects (up to US$ 50,000) and…

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Project & #8220; Restoration of Fields and Savannas in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park ”is awarded at an international conference on restoration

The project “Restoration of Fields and Savannas in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (PNCV)” was awarded as the best restoration project presented at the VII World Conference of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), held between August and September 2017. The project, coordinated by ICMBio, competed with 14 other projects, having been among…

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CEPF Cerrado team will announce its 2nd public notice in the states of Tocantins, Mato Grosso and Maranhão

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint program of the French Agency for Development, International Conservation, European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan, John D. Foundation and Catherine T. MacArthur and World Bank to support the protection and conservation of unique and threatened ecosystems (hotspots), such as the Cerrado. …

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Brazilian Biosphere Reserves Symposium

  September 22nd will take place in Brasilia the Symposium Brazilian Biosphere Reserves with the theme & #8220; Partnerships and Transformative Actions & #8221 ;. The event will take place at the Cerrado Center of Excellence - Cerratenses, located in the Brasilia Botanical Garden. The event has the following schedule: 8h30 & #8211; Good Morning! 9h & #8211; Pantanal Biosphere Reserve 9h20 & #8211; Biosphere Reserve…

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A future for the Cerrado

The main frontier where agriculture has advanced since the 1960s, the Cerrado has little chance of continuing to exist in the coming decades without emergency actions to expand its protected areas and lead to the large-scale adoption of less environmentally harmful production practices. Consolidating already protected areas is fundamental, including because…

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Event commemorates National Cerrado Day

As a way to discuss the Cerrado's biodiversity, its cultural traditions, water richness and threats, WWF-Brasil will hold an event in honor of the Cerrado National Day, which will be held on September 11th. The event will start at 11 am with a debate attended by representatives of the Ministry…

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Organizations develop online platform for mapping Indigenous and Community Lands

Thirteen of the world's leading land rights organizations have developed the Global Platform of Indigenous And Community Lands (LandMark), which is the first online, interactive and global platform for mapping indigenous and community lands, providing local and national data. It also tracks critical information about the legal security of these lands, allowing users to…

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Where are the animals of the Cerrado?

  Research conducted recently by the Biotropic Institute shows that endangered species may also be in regenerating areas of the Cerrado, demonstrating the importance of preserving and restoring degraded areas. Using automatic cameras, the institute captured images of mammals transiting the two distinct environments & #8211; vegetation of…

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CEPF Cerrado Selects Eleven Small Projects

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Regional Implementation Team (RIT) & #8211; CEPF Cerrado makes official the result of the selection process for the Small Support Proposals of the First Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) 2016. Of the 56 proposals received for Small Support, eleven projects were approved, based on the combination of criteria, among…

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CEPF RIT Cerrado Hire

CEPF Cerrado Regional Implementation Team is looking for qualified professionals to be part of the team! Hiring notices are open until April 10, 2017. CEPF Program Assistant RIT Assistant ToR GIS Intern CEPF RIT GIS ToR

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Launched & #8220; Technical Guide for Ecological Restoration with Agroforestry Systems & #8221;

Document brings clarification on issues that are in the daily life of foresters The International Center for Agroforestry Research (ICRAF) launched this month & #8220; Technical Guide for Ecological Restoration with Agroforestry Systems & #8221 ;. In this publication you can learn about the principles of agroforestry and its environmental services. The book's main objective is to guide the adoption of…

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Cerrado campaign launched

Campaign is themed & #8211; “Cerrado, Cradle of Waters: No Cerrado, No Water, No Life” Next Tuesday, September 27, the campaign to defend the Cerrado will be launched at the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in Brasilia, at 2 pm There will be a debate and press conference. The campaign will be developed on two levels: in…

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Applications open for the National Biodiversity Award

Photo: Francivane Fernandes / IEB The National Biodiversity Award, established by Ordinance MMA No. 188, of May 22, 2014, aims to recognize the merit of initiatives, activities and projects that stand out for seeking to improve the conservation status of Brazilian biodiversity species, contributing to the achievement of the National Targets of…

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CEPF Cerrado first call

Those interested in participating in the announcement may apply in Portuguese for the major supports. Photo: Bento Viana / ISPN Collection The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) informs that those interested in applying for the CEPF Cerrado…

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CEPF Cerrado announces first call for proposals

Interested parties should apply by September 30th International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), announces first call to present letters of intent for the initiative. The call is divided into…

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Global fund to support Cerrado biodiversity conservation initiatives

IEB will be the team responsible for the regional implementation of the project in the Cerrado. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a fund designed to protect the world's most diverse and endangered biodiversity areas, also known as biodiversity hotspots. Conservation International administers the global program on behalf of the partners…

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