The NGO Ecology and Action (ECOA) started its activities on the project & #8220; Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor: filling socio-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, by strengthening non-timber extraction in the communities and settlements of the Miranda corridor - Bodoquena.
ECOA's technical team together with seated monitors have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the process of restoration 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.
At the beginning of these first actions in the region, the ECOA team received a positive return from landowners, who were willing to cooperate, which generated a waiting list of people willing to reforest their Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs). Usually, as the team reported, one of the biggest difficulties encountered by reforestation actions is the consent of the owners. In many regions, it is quite difficult to find people who authorize APPs to be closed and replanted.
With these actions, the project foresees that in the medium and long term, the community bases and associations in the settlements will be strengthened by the increase of extractive production, which will be promoted through the planting of species, which benefits the expansion of the areas of conservation of the Cerrado in the Bodoquena corridor - Miranda.