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Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu has a new Territorial Development Plan with a Conservation Base

via FUNATURA, by Letícia Verdi, Journalist

After 10 years of joint efforts, the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic moves into a new phase of consolidation and expansion of conservation and sustainable use of biomes Cerrado and Caatinga. This is the new Mosaic Conservation-Based Territorial Development Plan (DTBC), the result of the commitment of managers of protected areas in the states of Bahia, Goiás and Minas Gerais, rural producers, extractivists, traditional communities and indigenous peoples, tourism operators and representatives of the government.

The Plan was approved at the last meeting of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic Council, in December 2019, in Januária (MG), a municipality that houses the Veredas do Peruaçu State Park. THE Funatura (Pro-Nature Foundation) was the executing and coordinating entity of the Plan Review and Update Project, which received financial support from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), in addition to the support of the Mosaic Council, WWF Brazil and the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB).

Holes go. Photo: © Funatura Collection

The document provides for a expansion of the coverage area of Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu to 4 million hectares, comprising 36 conservation units and two Indigenous Lands. Currently, Mosaico has approximately 1.8 million hectares officially recognized. The investment for the next 12 years comes to around $ 20 million & #8211; until 2032, coinciding with the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Besides the integrated management of protected areas, community-based tourism and plant extraction - actions already underway, the new Plan included sustainable agribusiness, strengthening agroecology, actions to protect water resources and recover degraded areas.

The Plan's main objective is to develop the region on a sustainable basis, making the existence of conservation units compatible with productive activities and valuing the region's traditional culture.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT

Since 2010, with the original Plan, Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu has been contributing to the effective management of the territory with strong consulting board, which has 50 members, half from the government and half from civil society.

Today, 11 conservation units with approved management plans. The ongoing actions support the organization of production chains in sectors of extraction, small and medium rural production and community-based tourism & #8211; vocation of the region, due to the natural beauty and rich country culture, immortalized in the work Grande Sertão: Veredas, by Guimarães Rosa. The development of these activities represented an increase in the family income of the Mosaic residents.

THE review and update of the DTBC Plan is a product of direct participation of communities, leaders and managers who work in the Mosaic. The document is a reference for the development of actions to be financed by public agencies, private initiative, third sector organizations and international organizations.

The actions foreseen in the new Plan are very detailed and innovate by pointing out the investment needs by area of activity. Its schedule of contributions and expected results even indicate the communities to be benefited and their role in the regional sustainability process.

The Plan also provides for the creation of a Socioenvironmental Fund for the Mosaic to be supplied with different sources of financing official, private, international development agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as counterparts from the municipal, state and federal public authorities.
"Now, it remains to advance in agreements capable of reducing the environmental impacts, reversing already installed processes and ensuring the engagement of the communities in the search for sustainability for the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic", says the Executive Superintendent of Funatura, Cesar Victor do Espírito Santo.

WHAT IS

According to National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the mosaics of protected areas are management and territorial planning instruments that aim to conserve biodiversity through integration between conservation units and other protected areas in a given territory.

ACCESS O Executive Summary it's the Conservation-based Territorial Development Plan at whole:


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Grande Sertão Cooperative publishes reference term to hire specialized technical service

THE Grande Sertão Cooperative has been developing actions around sustainability and agroecology, discussing new concepts, presenting solutions and developing strategies for collaborative action in order to promote the strengthening of agroextractive communities. Among the actions developed there is a continuous process of transferring and building knowledge with training practices in associativism and cooperativism, good production practices and development of food products with fruits of the Cerrado, in addition to seeking to strengthen the management and conservation of rural territories where sustainable agroextractivism.

Thus, productive chains of Cerrado fruits have been organized, built and strengthened, as an example: the buriti (Mauritania flexuosa) that occurs in paths with plenty of water, it has been used in a sustainable way for the production of pulps and oil extraction; The pequi (Caryocar brasiliense) used for the production of flour, pulp and oil; The coquinho-sour (Butia captata) used for the production of frozen pulp, beers and sweets; The baru (Dipteryx alata), which in addition to consumption in natura, is being tested for the production of oils and other potential products, which are under development. The Cooperative continues to seek ways to expand its work to new communities and municipalities in the north of Minas Gerais, with a focus on strengthening local economies and promoting the conservation of ecosystems.

In this sense, the Grande Sertão Cooperative makes public the term of reference for hiring a specialized technical service to support technical assistance, aiming at the standardization and continuous improvement of the nutritional and sanitary quality of the products of the Cerrado that are collected, processed and commercialized by the Cooperative. The objective is to enhance the sustainable use of native Cerrado fruits and strengthen the economies of agroextractive communities, aiming at the best practices of management and conservation of the hot spot Cerrado and the corridor Grande Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu within the project “Grande Sertão - Extraction, Conservation and Income”.

Professionals interested in performing the services presented will have until the day July 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm, to send via e-mail your proposals, together with the requested documentation as described in Reference term.

For more information, contact:

José Fábio Soares

telephone: (38) 3223-2285

email: cooperativagrandesertao@gmail.com

 

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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Ekos Brasil launches project to accelerate sustainable tourism in the Peruaçu valley with support from CEPF Cerrado

via Ekos Brazil Institute

Protector of an impressive socio-environmental, cultural, archaeological and paleontological heritage, the National Park and Environmental Protection Area (APA) Cavernas do Peruaçu is located in the Cerrado of northern Minas Gerais, in an area of transition to the so-called drought polygon and, therefore, very critical in protecting fresh water.

In addition to the water challenge, this portion of the Cerrado is also concerned with the Human Development Index two cities closest to the park: Januária (MG) and Itacarambi (MG), with 0.658 and 0.641 respectively (IBGE, 2010), that is, economic vulnerability and basic social assistance services.

Aware of fundamental role of biodiversity conservation and income generation that the Park and APA can bring to the Peruaçu valley, the Instituto Ekos Brasil, in partnership with the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) and the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB) launched, in the earlier this month, the project “Accelerating sustainable tourism in the Peruaçu valley”.

Lasting one year, the project aims to develop, strengthen and accelerate sustainable tourism, a source of income for communities through nature conservation.

The project phases

At registrations happen from 2nd of June to 1st of July 2020. And people over 18 can apply, residents or working in the Vale do Peruaçu region, or members of local associations or organizations, interested in sustainable tourism. The registration link can be accessed on here.

Up to 50 people will be selected in the registration notice and will have the chance to participate in the Innovation Lab. This phase includes workshops given by specialists from different areas of knowledge and a field trip to visit another tourist destination with strong economic activity and local development.

In the last phase, the prototypes of 5 initiatives developed during the Innovation Laboratory Ekos Brasil Incubator and they will receive contributions, made feasible with the project's resources, so that the plans go out of the paper and generate social and economic development for the communities of the region through sustainable tourism.

The project is expected to close at the end of the first quarter of 2021. But it will certainly be just the starting point for good entrepreneurial initiatives to support job creation and biodiversity conservation in the region.

Learn more about CEPF Cerrado

CEPF is a joint program of the French Agency for Development, Conservation International, European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan and World Bank, which finances projects to protect unique and threatened ecosystems - also known as biodiversity hotspots. In 2013, the CEPF Donor Council selected the Cerrado biome as one of the priority hotspots, and US $ 8 million was allocated to investments in conservation projects in the period from 2016 to 2021.

The project “ACCELERATING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN THE PERUAÇU VALLEY” it is one of several fund initiatives in the region.

know more about the project and understand how to contribute!

 

 

 

Weaving the Resistance Network of the Cerrado and Pantanal Women

National Report on the articulation between women dialoguing on gender, environmental conservation and ways of life

by Iasmim Amiden, via ECOA

 

The year 2019 is one that goes down in history with the women of Cerrado and Pantanal Brazilian that together articulate for the defense of their territories and their human rights.

THE Ecoa, a ActionAid it's the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) and International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB) they directly support this resistance network and held, last year alone, three major events that brought together 230 women. Women representing traditional communities, agroextractive groups and researchers from governmental and non-governmental organizations.

One of the results of these meetings was the publication of a national report regarding the gender and environment agenda, which recently entered the list of 7 global highlights of the year 2019 the Impact Report produced by CEPF.

The report will be officially launched during Environment Week, in a live broadcast made by Ecoa, organized and promoted by some of the women who participated in this work. Take advantage of the central debate of the online event: “Women, territories and the environment for them”, which will take place at 3 pm in the profile of ECOA Facebook.

An initiative added to the mobilization of various networks and organizations to CerraPan - Network of Women Producers from the Cerrado and Pantanal, Pantanal Network, National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado and the Cerrado Network.

Finally, the full publication is now available at the link below! Entirely produced by women, with 6 texts that cover their articulations for the conservation of the environment and the appreciation and respect of their ways of life:

 

                        Access the publication here

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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

Brazilian conservationist honored as & #8216; Hero of the Cerrado & #8211; Biodiversity Hotspot & #8217; by the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems

Damião M. Santos is being recognized for his achievements in the protection of species and ecosystems in the Cerrado

by Julie Shaw, via Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

 

In the week we celebrate the World Environment Day (05/06), the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) of hot spot biodiversity expert announces that Damião M. Santos and nine other conservationists from around the world have been named & #8220; Heroes of the Hotspots& #8220; for its efforts to protect places considered for their high biodiversity in the world. The honorees were chosen from among hundreds of civil society organizations that received donations from CEPF in the 10 priority hotspots global biodiversity where the fund currently operates and the announcement was made on the International Biodiversity Day, celebrated on May 22nd.

CEPF is recognizing these heroes as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The fund trains non-governmental organizations, indigenous groups, universities and private companies to protect priority hotspots of biodiversity & #8211; the most diverse land regions in the world, but threatened & #8211; and help communities to prosper. O CEPF it does this through subsidies and technical support for conservation, organizational strengthening and sustainable development.

Damião (right) and colleagues studying the implementation of tourist activities on the Paranã River. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association / AQK Collection

The Heroes of Hotspots and the non-governmental organizations for which they work are making extraordinary contributions to conservation. They are examples of dedicated and dynamic people who work to ensure that intact ecosystems can continue to support flora and fauna and provide clean air, fresh water, healthy soils, sustainable livelihoods, resistance to climate change and more.

Damião Santos is a member of the community quilombola Kalunga, which is considered the largest in Brazil and is located in the northwest of the state of Goiás in the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre and Teresina de Goiás, part of hot spot of Cerrado biodiversity. He is helping to lead conservation efforts in the community. He headed the forest fire fighting brigade from 2013 to 2018, and was treasurer of the Kalunga Association of Guides from 2011 to 2014.

Under his guidance as president of the Kalunga Engenho II Communication Association from 2015 to 2017, ecotourism efforts have taken major steps, including the construction of trails and bathrooms for tourists, gastronomy courses for restaurant employees, training for guides and expansion of the center assistance to tourists.

& #8220; Damião Santos combines strength, determination, devotion and kindness. He is actively involved in his community and fully committed to biodiversity conservation & #8221; said Peggy Poncelet, CEPF grants director for the biodiversity hotspot in the Cerrado.

Damião was actively involved in the project financed by CEPF, which used georeferencing and socioeconomic surveys to map the Kalunga territory. Collecting information was an arduous process in which Mr. Santos and other team members traveled long distances to visit families scattered throughout the region. The data proved to be highly valuable for the Kalunga people, as well as for local and federal public entities.

& #8220; The Heroes of Hotspots represent the conservationists tenacious and committed people who are acting every day to guarantee the future of priority hotspots biodiversity and the people who depend on these vital ecosystems & #8221 ;, said CEPF Executive Director Olivier Langrand. & #8220; They face a multitude of challenges & #8211; long hours, tiring travel, difficult working conditions, political obstacles and even threats to their lives & #8211; in search of a healthy and sustainable world & #8221 ;.

& #8220; Mr Santos is a determined advocate of his community and the ecosystems on which they depend & #8221; said Langrand. & #8220; Their actions and leadership are helping to ensure a healthy future for the Kalunga community and its nature & #8221 ;.

read more on Damião M. Santos and the others Heroes of Hotspots.

CEPF is a joint initiative of Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

Since 2001, CEPF has catalyzed biodiversity conservation, led locally through US$ 250 million in donations to more than 2,400 organizations in 98 developing and transition countries. The results include more than 15 million hectares of protected areas established, at least 890 species globally threatened supported and over 3,500 communities benefited. Learn more at www.cepf.net, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Contacts:

Michael Becker, leader of CEPF's regional implementation team at the Cerrado biodiversity hotspot, michael.becker@iieb.org.br

Julie Shaw, CEPF's communications director, jshaw@cepf.net


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

CEPF global partners are making a difference

See the seven highlights of the CEPF 2019 Impact Report

by Julie Shaw via Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

 

Seychelles blue pigeon (Alectroenas pulcherrimus). © O. Langrand

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) has already financed projects carried out by more than 2,400 beneficiaries in 98 countries and territories in 24 of the priority hotspots & #8211; places with high biological diversity and extremely threatened & #8211; of biodiversity in the world. This represents a major conservation effort. But what are the results?

The CEPF Impact Report helps tell the story of what our partners have achieved so far. By analyzing data from CEPF's first grants until the end of fiscal year 2019 (June 30, 2019), CEPF uses 16 indicators to monitor its conservation progress. The report is organized into the four categories, or & #8220; pillars & #8221 ;, of CEPF's work: biodiversity, civil society, human well-being and training conditions. The publication also shares some of the most recent and interesting stories from our beneficiaries around the world, who on a day-to-day basis are implementing conservation strategies, helping communities and governments and building their own expertise to support biodiversity and provide leadership.

Despite the countless challenges that these institutions face, we are proud to say that they are making a big difference. Here are just a few of those highlights:

1. Direct support for 882 globally threatened species

Habitat protection, species monitoring, patrolling, removal of invasive species & #8211; these are just some of the ways in which CEPF beneficiaries are acting directly to protect globally threatened species.

An example of the impact of species is the work of institutions in Wallacea hot spot on Sangihe Island and Yayasan IDEP Selaras Alam and partners on Talaud Island for the conservation of red-blue lory (Eos history), that is threat of extinction. The bird's bright colors make it a target for human trafficking. wild animals. Beneficiaries made the local community aware of the value of the species and its habitat, worked with local authorities to monitor trade and stop hunting, and promoted environmentally sound agricultural practices. The result: improved management of 2,157 hectares of protected forest in Sangihe and 6,720 hectares of agricultural buffer zone for a protected area in Talaud.

See pages 28-31 for more information on species support.

2. Helping to gain formal protection for 15.1 million hectares of biodiversized ecosystems

CEPF monitors the hectares of ecosystems for which beneficiaries have helped to obtain formal legal protections.

Fiscal year 2019 was an important year on that front, with some notable achievements. They include:

  • Creation of Intag Toisán Municipal Conservation and Sustainable Use Area, in the municipality of Cotacachi, northwest of Ecuador. Grantee Fundación Prodeci a Favor de los Derechos Ciudadanos involved local communities and social and governmental entities in the establishment of a protected area of 108,959 hectares, rich in endemic species, rivers, river basins and forests and which has been under threat of agricultural expansion, exploitation illegal logging and large-scale mining.
  • Protection for Ulcinj Salina, an important place in Montenegro for migratory birds. The Bird Research and Protection Center (CZIP) has been working for over 15 years & #8211; with CEPF support from 2013 to 2017 & #8211; to obtain protection for the unique ecosystem formed by artificial salt pans. And in June 2019, the local parliament voted to declare the site a national protected area.

See pages 13-18 for more on concession efforts to create protected areas.

3. 75 organizations in Indonesia strengthened through a single grant

One of CEPF's objectives is to strengthen civil society organizations who work with conservation in priority hotspots of biodiversity in the world. Through its monitoring program, CEPF tracks the progress of each beneficiary organization in key elements of strong organizations at the beginning and end of the CEPF grant. Of the 368 organizations that completed their reporting cycles, 248 reported an increase in organizational capacity (67%).

An impressive example occurred at the Wallacea Biodiversity Hotspot, where beneficiary Yayasan Penabulu was tasked with helping to build the knowledge and skills of emerging organizations through training. The efforts were successful, with data showing that 75 CEPF partners and others were strengthened through the project.

Read more on pages 32-36.

4. Through gender mainstreaming projects, more than 230 Brazilian women join forces

Cerrado National Meeting of Women

CEPF monitors the number of beneficiaries who report having a better understanding and commitment to gender issues during their projects with CEPF. At the hot spot Biodiversity Cerrado, institutions like ActionAid and Ecology and Action (ECOA) have been working to address gender issues in the region, organizing women's groups associations, cooperatives and networks. In the last year, they orchestrated three meetings at hot spot to discuss environmental conservation, climate change, gender and more. These meetings brought together more than 230 women and resulted in the elaboration of two national documents: the letter from the first meeting of women from the Cerrado and the manifestation of resistance from women in the Cerrado. Cerrado and Pantanal. Learn more about this project! 

You can read more about this project and CEPF's follow-up on gender efforts on pages 36-40.

5. About 1,300 projects promoted nature-based solutions to climate change

Projects that promote nature-based solutions to combat climate change are monitored through CEPF's monitoring program and, by the end of fiscal year 2019, 1,295 projects have been identified as belonging to this category, including efforts related toclimate change, climate mitigation, ecosystem resilience, reforestation and much more.

A forest restoration project in Mauritius illustrates the impact that such projects can have. The nation has one of the most endangered island floras in the world, with 89% of its endemic plant species considered to be at risk of extinction. Much of Mauritius' fauna has also disappeared along with its forests. Since 2006, CEPF has been working in the Ebony Forest Reserve to address threats to fauna and flora, including invasive exotic plants, habitat fragmentation, loss of genetic diversity among native species, the effects of climate change and the community's lack of awareness about the importance of protecting ecosystems. In response, Ebony Forest has carried out intensive habitat restoration, and has partnered with the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation to reintroduce indigenous birds. They have maintained 16 hectares of forest and planted 22,982 native plants with the help of children from local schools and corporations.

Read more about its activities and about CEPF monitoring related to climate change on pages 52-55.

6. 36 companies have adopted practices favorable to biodiversity

CEPF tracks the number of companies that adopt friendly practices in relation to biodiversity through projects that received our support. Although CEPF only started collecting this data in 2017, the effort has shown promising results, including:

  • Five companies collaborate with the CEPF partner, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Zoology, in the promotion and sale of agricultural products & #8220; protected area protectors & #8221; at three locations in Yunnan province and on the island of Hainan in China.
  • Shiwi, a private social enterprise, works with the Peruvian Society of Environmental Law to support a network of private protected areas, through a successful marketing strategy for honey and brown sugar produced by the network.

Read more on pages 63-65.

7. CEPF partners contributed to seven of the 20 Biodiversity Goals of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and 10 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Impact Report presents a data table that shows how CEPF fellows have contributed to these global goals, which includes figures such as:

  • 61 projects totaling US$ 6.3 million in donations for proposals focused on reducing the trafficking of wild animals, contributing to Goal 15 of Sustainable Development: Life on Earth.
  • More than 60 coastal protected areas have benefited from increased protection and management, contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Under Water.
  • 31 active sustainable financing mechanisms for conservation that have been supported by CEPF, contributing to the Aichi Biodiversity Goal 20 in the mobilization of financial resources.

See the tables on pages 66-71.

There is much more good news in the progress report made so far by beneficiaries of the Fund. Check it out and see why we look forward to continuing to work together for biodiversity!

CEPF reports (impact and annual) are available English version only and can be accessed at the link.

 

Read the original version of the article, which is available in English at site of the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems.

Find the English version here!


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

The unknown Cerrado and its colossal biological relevance

Paepalanthus, a species of flora typical of the Cerrado fields. Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

 

by Michael Becker for publication via Mongabay Brazil

 

The fires that devastated the Amazon last year they put Brazil in the headlines around the world, and with good reason. The iconic rainforest stores millions of tons of carbon dioxide - burning it means a less stable climate across the Earth. But the fires also devastated, to the same extent, another biome in South America, but news coverage of this catastrophe was sparse.

In the center of Brazil (with small portions in Bolivia and Paraguay) are 200 million hectares of the most biodiverse tropical savanna on the planet, with 5% of the world's species: the Cerrado, a region that, like the Amazon, also holds an amount of carbon fundamental to the climatic balance of the planet.

The lack of knowledge about its importance may be due to what is not visible in its landscape: about 70% of the biomass of the Cerrado it is underground, and that means that the carbon reservoirs that it houses in the soil contribute immensely to determine the concentration of CO² in the atmosphere. As they go through a long dry season each year, the Cerrado trees have adapted, growing downward, instead of upward, in search of water.

Because of this, most Brazilians consider the Cerrado to be an “ugly forest” - the trees in the biome are not tall, as in the imposing Amazon.

Today is the International Biodiversity Day, and it is essential to consider the contribution of this biome: rivers and rains within the Cerrado are connected to almost all of Brazil - bringing water to agriculture, hydroelectric power generation and human consumption.

In addition to the 12,070 species of plants and 1,050 species of vertebrate animals, approximately 46 million people currently live on the natural resources from the region: indigenous peoples, traditional communities, family farmers, urban populations, as well as important sectors, such as agribusiness and mining. The Brazilian Cerrado currently concentrates a large part of the production of agricultural commodities of world importance.

The second largest underground water reservoir in the world - the Guarani Aquifer - as well as the largest flooded plain on the planet - the Pantanal - are made up of the Cerrado springs; and its ecosystem is seriously threatened if we continue with the alarming deforestation promoted by large-scale agriculture, which until today has already eliminated 50% of the biome. That's before the fires that swept across much of the region in 2019.

Research shows that deforestation in the Cerrado is 2.5 times higher than in the Amazon, and even so, it does not generate as much social commotion. In regions like MATOPIBA, an acronym related to the expanding agricultural frontier in the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, the scenario is quite serious - by 2010, 60% of the original cover had been converted into pastures and monocultures, and much of what remains has already suffered some type of anthropic intervention.

The celebration of International Biodiversity Day should remind us that we share our existence with several other beings; as maned wolf, the giant anteater and fruits like the pequi, coquinho-sour and baru, in the case of the Cerrado. One way to interpret biodiversity is to consider that it reflects the interaction of all the elements that make life possible as we know it. So, we need to be responsible for our direct influence on the maintenance of biodiversity, its use and consequences on human, animal and plant life; in any biome or ecosystem.

Covid-19 is the most recent example of human interference in natural processes and their consequences. THE Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) recently released a communication reinforcing the need to reconcile the return to economic activity with the protection of ecosystems and maintenance of biodiversity. If the destruction continues, there will be a significant increase in the likelihood of new pandemics.

There are 1.7 million viruses yet to be identified. Keeping the forests upright prevents us from coming into contact with sources of new diseases. The lesson that the pandemic leaves us is to recognize the vital need to ensure sustainable development in order to maintain our conserved ecosystems if we want to continue to exist. This situation makes us look once again at the unknown Cerrado, which more than ever, if highlighted and protected, will contribute with essential elements, such as water and natural resources, to overcome this and any other future crisis.

At the moment, initiatives such as those being carried out by the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems and at International Institute of Education of Brazil are helping to find the path to this new model towards the sustainable development. The fund has 52 partner institutions, united in the conservation of Cerrado biodiversity and the services it provides to Brazilians. The actions involve 6,335 people and protect 11,533,753 hectares of the biome. In addition to contributing to the processing of 108,125.76 kg of raw material extracted from the Cerrado, which promotes an increase in income for the communities of R$ 119,264.00 in the sale of native seeds and R$ 245,443.78 in Cerrado fruits.

The great results we have achieved so far, certainly bring us a reason for celebration in this International Biodiversity Daybecause it demonstrates that it is possible to reap many fruits of this reconciliation of the use of biodiversity with its protection, which bring direct benefits to the populations that share the Cerrado.

Read the article in full on the Mongabay Brazil!

Find the English version here!

 

Michael Becker is the leader of the CEPF regional implementation team (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, or Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and has been working since 2000 to ensure civil society's contribution to the conservation of rich and highly threatened ecosystems. In Brazil since 2016, CEPF works with the support of the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB), a Brazilian third sector institution dedicated to training and qualifying people. This is the list of organizations that are part of the network: http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/lista-projetos/

We thank and congratulate each of our partners for their tireless effort to fight the conservation of the Cerrado and its peoples!


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

On Biodiversity Day, women from the Cerrado debate ways of life and resistance in the territories

Transmission is part of the series of lives '' Chats: Knowledge of the peoples of the Cerrado and Biodiversity ''

On May 22, the date that marks International Biodiversity Day, the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado starts the series of virtual broadcasts '' Chats: Knowledge of the Cerrado Peoples and Biodiversity '', carried out in partnership with the Observatory of the Ruralists. The debut episode will be broadcast on 4 PM and will present the theme ''The strength of the women of the Cerrado: roots and breakers'', with the participation of representatives of entities and movements that integrate different fronts of the struggle for rights in Cerrado territories.

The first episode of the series will shed light on the ways of life and the forms of resistance of women who break coconut babassu and the roots of the Cerrado. Aparecida Vieira and the quilombola Lucely Morais, masters in Traditional Knowledge from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and University of Brasília (UnB), respectively, will represent the roots in the dialogue wheel. Both are part of the coordination of Articulação Pacari, a socio-environmental network formed by community organizations that practice traditional medicine through the sustainable use of the Cerrado's biodiversity.

The team of coco-babaçu breakers will have the participation of Socorro Teixeira, from Tocantins, president of Rede Cerrado and part of the Coordination of the Interstate Movement of Coco-babaçu Breakers (MIQCB), and Helena Gomes, from Piauí, vice coordinator of the MIQCB. Maria Emília Pacheco, from FASE and the National Articulation of Agroecology (ANA), will join the chat as a debater along with Valéria Santos, from the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) and the executive coordination of the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado, which will facilitate the dialog wheel.

Guardians and guardians of traditional knowledge

The peoples of the Cerrado are heirs and operationalize ancestral and traditional knowledge that have guided the management of forests and landscapes for many generations, making this rich savannah one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. “If there is still a Cerrado standing, it is because these peoples have their feet on the ground of the Cerrado. That is why there is no defense of the Cerrado without the defense of the Cerrado territories, where these peoples conserve biodiversity through their ways of life '', says Valéria Santos, executive coordinator of the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado.

The widespread use of the coconut babassu palm by the breakers from Maranhão to Mato Grosso (passing through Pará, Piauí, Tocantins and reaching Chiquitania in Bolivia) depends on a set of knowledge passed on among women over many generations. Through these multiple uses, & #8220; mother-palm & #8221 ;, as the breakers say, brings food and sustenance to thousands of families in our Cerrado.

Despite this, breakers often have to fight against large landowners who want to cut down palm trees and prevent them from accessing babassu trees. All of this led them to organize themselves in the MIQCB to achieve & #8220; release the coconut & #8221; and become stronger in production and marketing.

Monkey pepper, Cerrado tree for economic and traditional use. Photo: © Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

Another traditional knowledge of the peoples of the Cerrado is the use of medicinal plants that make up the & #8220; Pharmacopoeia Popular do Cerrado & #8221 ;. The roots and roots are recognized in their communities by the practice of different healing trades from the application of varieties of plants, roots, fruits, clays and their preparations. "The criminalization and depreciation of the biocultural importance of these practices led the roots to organize themselves in the Pacari Articulation and to launch the Biocultural Protocol of Raizeiras do Cerrado, seeking to defend their right to practice traditional medicine," says Valéria.

In addition, the lack of recognition of the importance of their practices for the cultural and biological diversity of the Cerrado was not enough, the breakers and the rootstocks have still faced the threat of a new type of theft and encircling: the appropriation by companies of the genetic heritage of which they are guardians .

Programming

The series of chats '' Knowledge of the Peoples of the Cerrado and Biodiversity '' will transmit dialogues focused on the populations that promote the conservation of the Cerrado's biodiversity: indigenous, quilombolas and the traditional peoples and communities of the region. With two episodes scheduled per month, the series will run until August.

In this moment of pandemic due to the coronavirus, Aparecida Vieira highlights the importance of the initiative to make the work of women in rural areas visible in the territories. '' We need to announce that the work of women guardians of traditional knowledge has not been interrupted in this moment in which we live. On the contrary, it is fundamental work for the health of communities '', highlights the root girl.

CEPF Cerrado and the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado

The National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado visits Traditional Communities and Peoples in the Mirador-Tables Corridor, located in the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Tocantins, through the Project ''Network articulation and social participation for the conservation of the Cerrado' ', which is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), with the coordination of the ActionAid Brasil. With a focus on enhancing the ways of life of Traditional Peoples and Communities and in strengthening social participation actions and the fight for territorial rights of these groups, the research seeks to subsidize the performance of the Campaign, its member organizations and the populations living in the Cerrado.

 

Service:

Virtual debate '' The strength of the women of the Cerrado: roots and breakers ''

Date / time: May 22, at 4 pm (Brasília time)

Transmission channel: www.facebook.com/campanhacerrado

Realization: National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado

Partnership: Observatório De Olho nos Ruralistas

 

Press Contact:

Bruno Santiago

comunicacerrado@gmail.com

+55 011 99985 0378


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Family farmers launch virtual store with products from the Cerrado and Caatinga biomes

Central do Cerrado's e-commerce brings together more than 30 associations and cooperatives from different parts of the country

Pequi extraction (Caryocar brasiliense), Community of Pedras, Januária, MG. Photo: Andre Dib

Baru, jatobá, pequi, umbu. Regional ingredients that symbolize the biodiversity found in Brazilian flavors. The Cerrado and Caatinga harvest inspires farmers living in these territories - in the states of Minas Gerais, Federal District, Tocantins, Bahia, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Pará and Goiás - to benefit food products and produce handicrafts with cultural wealth that guarantees autonomy and income.

Communities of extractive family farmers lead this work, which rarely occupy supermarket shelves. Together they form the Central do Cerrado: a cooperative formed by more than 30 community organizations (between cooperatives and associations) and acts as a bridge between those who produce and those who consume. In times of strengthening the delivery service, the Central opens a new platform where the internet user from anywhere in the country finds more than 200 items and can receive them without leaving home.

“With the situation of COVID19 and social isolation, many of these communities had their production outlets compromised. Sale through the online store is a way to sell products from these communities and guarantee income for agroextractive families. Commercialization helps to keep the Cerrado and Caatinga standing, conserve native biodiversity, encourages staying in the countryside, values local culture and the traditional way of life ”, emphasizes the executive secretary of the Central do Cerrado, Luis Roberto Carrazza.

The agroindustries of the producer communities of the Central do Cerrado operate observing the basic care of social distance, use of masks, extra care for personal hygiene, sterilization of the structures of equipment and supplies: details also observed by the staff of the Central do Cerrado in the preparation and shipping online store orders.

Pequi chestnuts (Cooperuaçu). Photo: Marcus Desimoni / NITRO

Socio-biodiversity products 

Among the purchase options are foods such as special flours with emphasis on the babassu mesocarp (500g, R$ 15) from the Cooperative of Small Agroextractive Producers of Esperantinópolis (Coopaesp) of the traditional community of quebradeiras, in Esperantinópolis, in Maranhão; the buriti flour (1 kg, R$ 50) from the cooperative Grande Sertão de Montes Claros, Northern Minas Gerais - in addition to the non-transgenic corn flake (500g, R$ 7) (raw material for northeastern couscous) from the Agricultural Cooperative Regional Joint of Irecê (Copirecê), of Irecê, in Bahia.

Brazilian chestnuts are also highlighted on the new website, among them the chestnut-of-baru of the Copabase cooperative (300g, R$35), super protein and energetic, one of the great icons of the Cerrado. Little used by chefs, the chestnut-of-pequi (100g, R$15) is also among the oilseeds offered by the Cerrado Central side by side with roasted licuri almonds (100g, R$7), from the Production Cooperative of the Piedmont Region from Diamantina (Coopes), also called coquinho in Bahia and rich in proteins. In the drinks category, the page features the pequi liqueur from the family brand Savana Brasil (700ml, R$70) and the sour coconut fruit beer (600ml, R$ 25) from the Grande Sertão cooperative, in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais.

Baru nut (Copabase). Photo: Raimundo Sampaio / Cajuí Digital Communication Collection

In addition to the products, the Internet user finds information about the social origin of the producing communities and the territorial origin. Among the contents of the platform are recipes, technical sheets and usage tips.

Learn more about Central do Cerrado

The Central do Cerrado is a cooperative formed by several community organizations of family farmers from the Cerrado and Caatinga. Our mission is to maintain the traditional ways of life and conservation of the territories where these peoples live by selling products developed through the sustainable use of native biodiversity.

Service
Launch of the Central do Cerrado virtual store

Day 15/05 (Friday)
Ecosocial Products from the Cerrado and Caatinga

Deliveries all over Brazil
www.centraldocerrado.org.br

 Press contact: cajui@cajuicomunicacaodigital.com.br


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The Ignored Crisis in Brazil

Most people haven't heard of the Cerrado yet, and that's a problem

by: Marsea Nelson, CEPF Senior Communication Manager

 

For months, the fires that devastated the Amazon made headlines on the front page all over the world, and with good reason. The iconic rainforest stores millions of tons of carbon dioxide & #8211; its burning means a less stable climate across the Earth.

The fires also devastated another part of South America, but coverage of this catastrophe was sparse.

More than 800 bird species are found in the Cerrado, including the peach-fronted parakeet. ©O. Langrand
More than 800 species of birds are found in the Cerrado, including the peach-faced parakeet. Photo: © O. Langrand / CEPF Collection

In central Brazil (and with small portions in Bolivia and Paraguay) are 200 million hectares of tropical savanna, known as the Cerrado. The early settlers of the Cerrado considered it a barren desert, but that was far from the truth. This region is considered the most biodiverse tropical savanna on the planet, with 5% of the world's species. And, like the Amazon, the Cerrado holds a critically important amount of carbon.

The misunderstanding about the importance of the Cerrado may be due, in part, to the location where its carbon is stored. The Cerrado undergoes a long dry season each year; trees and plants have adapted, growing downwards instead of upwards. About 70% of Cerrado biomass is underground.

& #8220; For most Brazilians, the Cerrado is the rainforest & #8216; ugly & #8217; as it has a long dry season and most trees do not reach much height, as in the Amazon & #8221; said Michael Becker, leader of the regional implementation team of the CEPF. It is also necessary to consider that the dimensions of the Cerrado are very difficult to understand & #8221 ;. Considering a north-south axis, it spreads beyond the distance between Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico, and has many different landscapes & #8221 ;.

They live within the varied ecosystems of the Cerrado 5 million people, namely, indigenous peoples, communities, traditional peoples and family producers. They depend on the region's natural resources for their livelihood. The importance of this biodiversity hotspot is not limited, however, to its borders. Rivers and rains within the Cerrado are connected to almost all of Brazil & #8211; bringing water to agriculture, hydropower and human consumption.

Rio dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás. Photo: © A. Amaral / IEB Collection

The second largest underground water reservoir in the world & #8211; The Guarani Aquifer & #8211; as well as the largest swamp in the world & #8211; the Pantanal & #8211; depend on the water flowing from the Cerrado.

Knowing all this, it is alarming to know that the destruction of the Cerrado is already underway: 50% of the hotspot has been cleared & #8211; mainly for large-scale agriculture & #8211; and a large part of what remains has already suffered some kind of interference. All of this, before the recent fires that swept the region.

There are, however, positive measures being taken to protect this critically important place:

  • The Brazilian coffee industry was suffering a severe blow to the hotspot, which is why the Forest and Agricultural Management and Certification Institute (IMAFLORA) co-founder of the Cerrado Water Consortium, an initiative that aims to make coffee production more sustainable, is promoting in the municipality of Patrocínio a payment scheme for environmental services (PSA), with replication plans in other parts of the Cerrado, if successful.
  • The buriti palm is found in abundance in Veredas do Cerrado and has great potential for income generation. However, it can be overexploited, so the Grande Sertão Family Farmers and Agroextractive Cooperative, a partner of CEPF Cerrado and the International Education Institute of Brazil, offers training to farmers in sustainable harvesting practices and efficient processing techniques. To date, more than 400 people have received training and the income paid to farmers has increased.
  • The beta version of Cerrado Knowledge Platform recently entered the air. Created by the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG / UFG), and funded by CEPF Cerrado, the platform consolidates geospatial and census knowledge about the region, providing conservationists, government and civil society with crucial data to help them make informed decisions.

    Kalunga Community in Vão de Almas. Photo: © Emeric Kalil / Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection
  • With the help of a grant from CEPF Cerrado, the Kalunga people & #8211; quilombola community in the state of Goiás & #8211; is using technology to map the area where they live, enabling them to better defend their lands and their traditional way of life.
  • Funatura, another partner financed by CEPF Cerrado, is working to establish 50 Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs) in the Cerrado, through the project Private Reserves in the Cerrado, which uses a variety of approaches, including showing landowners the untapped potential of ecotourism.

Efforts like these are encouraging, but the road to a healthy and prosperous Cerrado will be long.

& #8220; With half the Cerrado still preserved, this hotspot can be an excellent case study, proving that conservation, social rights and agricultural production can coexist and share the benefits of nature & #8221; said Becker. & #8220; CEPF is working towards this objective & #8221 ;.

Learn more about CEPF investments in Cerrado biodiversity hotspot.

Read the original version of the story, which is available in English, at site CEPF.

 

About CEPF Cerrado

In 2013, the CEPF Donor Council selected the Cerrado as one of the priority hotspots priority and US $ 8 million were allocated to investments in projects in the period from 2016 to 2021. Between the years 2016 and 2019, CEPF Cerrado made three calls to support projects in the Cerrado. Currently, the Fund has 55 projects, divided into Large and Small Projects.

In Brazil, CEPF relies on the performance of the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), such as the Regional Implementation Team. IEB is a Brazilian third sector institution dedicated to training and qualifying people, as well as strengthening organizations in the areas of natural resource management, environmental and territorial management and other topics related to sustainability. The IEB operates in a network, seeks partnerships and promotes situations of interaction and exchange between civil society organizations, community associations, government bodies and the private sector. To learn more about the IEB's performance, visit: http://www.iieb.org.br/


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Letter from CEPF Executive Director to Partners

Your work is more important than ever

 

via Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund

Dear CEPF partner,

In normal times, I spend a good part of the year traveling to the different biodiversity hotspots where we invest, getting to know the beneficiaries and visiting the locations of their projects. Since joining CEPF in 2015, I have been impressed by the frequency with which I hear partners from all over the world say: & #8220; CEPF is more than a funder; they are a family & #8221 ;. This means a lot to me and my team.

And now, our CEPF family is facing new challenges, just like the rest of the world. Know that we are committed to helping you navigate this uncertain time. Our highest priority is your safety, and we will work with you to review your project activities as needed.

As stressful as this moment may be, I am encouraged by some of the changes that I am already hearing about. The trade and consumption of wild animals was recently banned in a formal decision by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China and, in Vietnam, conservationists met to call for a national policy to do the same.

With the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity scheduled, 2020 should be the & #8220; Year of Biodiversity & #8221 ;. Most of these meetings have now been postponed.

In a way, it's still the & #8220; Year of Biodiversity & #8221 ;, although not in the way we imagined. The world is seeing what can happen when humans interfere with natural systems. Our community has long understood the connection between human health and the health of Earth's ecosystems. Now we see clearly the importance of respecting nature.

My hope is that, after the current crisis subsides, we will find more governments, communities and others who are ready to support and participate in our efforts.

Prioritize social distance now and be ready for the moment when you can fully resume conservation activities, as the work we do is truly more important than it has ever been.

Sincerely,

Olivier Langrand

 

Read the original version of the letter, which is available in English, at site CEPF.

PS We want to hear from you. How has your work been impacted by the pandemic? Have you been able to find creative solutions to keep making progress? Please send your thoughts, experiences and stories to cepf@cepf.net.


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WWF-Brasil launches the publication & #8220; Cerrado, promoting socio-biodiversity & #8221; with support from CEPF Cerrado and Instituto Humanize

via WWF-Brasil

The Cerrado it lives a critical moment because, currently, it is the most deforested biome in Brazil. In six months, from October / 2018 to March / 2019, it lost 47,700 hectares, almost double the area suppressed in the Amazon, for example, according to data from MapBiomas.

Of the more than 2 million square kilometers of original Cerrado vegetation, less than half remains. So the Mosaic Sertão Veredas Peruaçu, with its 63% percentage of conserved natural vegetation, represents a fundamental area to guarantee the integrity and conservation of the remaining Cerrado areas: practically an oasis in Brazil.

Extraction of sour coconut (Butia capitata) & #8211; Community of Onça, Januária, MG. © Andre Dib / WWF-Brasil Collection

Machete free download publication and learn how WWF-Brazil, with the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF - acronym of the English version for Critical Ecossystem Partnership Fund) and the Humanize Institute, is working to conserve the biome and its socio-biodiversity.

WWF-Brasil carried out the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which aimed to act in the integration and strengthening of the management of the Mosaic's specially protected areas. This project was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

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Seed and Catering Market: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity

via Cerrado Seed Network

The year 2020 started with good expectations for the team from the Cerrado Seed Network (RSC). Continuing the actions of the Institutional Development Program of the Cerrado de Pé Association, the Network held on January 19th and 20th, the 5th meeting with the seed collectors.

On the occasion, collectors from Alto Paraíso, Moinho, São Jorge, Teresina de Goiás, Cavalcante and Kalunga territory together with volunteers from the Cerrado de Pé Association and the Project's technical team participated in the workshop, given by consultant Regina Erismamm, which took place with the aim of elaborate the planning of actions for 2020, mainly, regarding the revision of the prices of seeds available for the

Photo: ©Gabriel Rosa / RSC Collection

sale by RSC.

The meeting was also a good opportunity to discuss the benefits of processing native seeds from the Cerrado. In 2019, the Cerrado Seed Network through the Seed Market and Restoration Project: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity directed its training activities towards the improvement of the seed processing  used in the restoration process of this important biome, through the planting technique called direct seeding.

Another outstanding activity developed this January, was the availability of native seeds in stock for immediate sale. It is worth remembering that, in order to offer greater quality and variety of seeds, RSC works to order. Orders, which will guide collections in 2020, can now be placed by email vendas@rsc.org.br

Seed Market and Restoration Project: Promoting Environmental Services and Biodiversity

The project Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversitywhich is run by Cerrado Seed Network and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), acts in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the diverse types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors, in order to enable these native seed collectors; disseminate successful restoration actions and techniques and strengthen local and regional trade in seeds of native Cerrado species, improving the commercial interface between native seed collectors and consumers.

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Instagram: @redesementesdocerrado

Facebook: Cerrado Seed Network

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Symposium & #8220; Flora in Debate & #8221; happens in March in the city of Belo Horizonte

On the 19th of March, in Belo Horizonte, the Symposium “Challenges in the conservation of rare plants. The case of species of Dimorphandra”. This symposium is one of the actions of the National Action Plan for the conservation of the faveiro-de-wilson, a species of rare and endemic tree from Minas Gerais, threatened with extinction.

The symposium is also an integral part of the Project “Management and Protection of the faveiro-de-Wilson (Dimorphandra wilsonii) ", which is supported by Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems and International Institute of Education of Brazil. At the event, specialists and collaborators working with this species, as well as with another equally rare tree species in the region, the faveiro-da-mata, will show the latest advances in research and conservation of these species, as well as discuss the ways forward.

The project “Handling and Protection of the faveiro-de-wilson” is executed by Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanical Foundation and started in November 2017 and has several actions in progress, including meetings, training and visits to areas of occurrence of the species, acting in an extension of 5,215 km², where are the 18 municipalities where the faveiro occurs. know more about the project's actions!

If you are interested in participating in the symposium, enter the website and register.

https://floraemdebate.wixsite.com/floraemdebate

Check out the schedule!


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COPABASE launches series of booklets aimed at family farmers

THE Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative Based on Solidarity Economy & #8211; COPABASE, founded on February 23, 2008, in the city of Arinos / MG is a promoter in the articulation of actions focused on Sustainable Regional Development and that saw in the structuring of interest groups in several agroextractive productive chains, the need for organization and autonomy of the families of family farmers and extractivists in a legal instrument capable of acting not only in the organization of production, but also in guaranteeing the processing and commercialization of the products that emerge, maintaining the principle of sustainability.

Through the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), COPABASE has been executing the project Sustainable production practices as promoters of biodiversity conservation in the Urucuiano Sertão, whose objective is to promote the diversification of production agroextractive with sustainable management through the collective structuring of families in the Urucuia River basin region, one of the main tributaries of the São Francisco River. Throughout its activities, the project has already disseminated sustainable technologies and practices for agroextractive production, food security and socioeconomic organization and has developed biodiversity conservation actions in the Cerrado Urucuiano, through the involvement of rural families and a network of partner organizations. One of the products of this dissemination work was the booklets, which deal with themes such as: agroecology, cooperatives, water, pests and diseases, etc. All this material will be distributed to family farmers in the areas where the project operates.

Until then, through technical assistance and visits made by the team, the project collected various data, georeferenced the properties and reached an area of coverage that adds up to 2,500 ha. In December 2019, the communities involved went from 20 to 52, involving extractivist farmers 10 cities around the cooperative.

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Are you interested? Meet the COPABASE and its products through the site!

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Ambiental 44 Ltda. launches publication on Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units with support from IEB and CEPF Cerrado

 

by Luiz Paulo Pinto, Ambiental 44 Information and Projects in Biodiversity Ltda.

Although municipalities are an integral part of the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the contribution of municipal conservation units (UCs) to the protection of biodiversity in the Cerrado and in Brazil is still poorly understood. It is new publication on the municipal conservation units of the Cerrado, coordinated by Ambiental Ltda., contributes to expanding knowledge and understanding about the participation of municipalities in the establishment of a broader and more integrated system of protection for biodiversity among the entities of the federation.

Municipal conservation units can play a key role in contributing to greater natural landscape connection, protect populations of species of native fauna and flora, maintain essential environmental services for the population such as water supply, decrease the risks of natural disasters and cope with climate changes, in addition to providing leisure and recreation and proximity of people to nature .

Without an adequate assessment of the network of municipal conservation units, strategies and policies for Cerrado continue with an important gap and underestimate the important role that municipalities have in protecting this biome. The publication, which has the foreword by National Confederation of Municipalities, reveals the important participation of the network of municipal conservation units in the biodiversity protection system. The initiative also presents recommendations for the improvement of public policies on the management and governance of protected areas at the municipal level, and the benefits that these areas provide for local society.

The expectation is that the publication will contribute to making more “visible” hundreds of official protected areas that today are on the margins of biodiversity conservation strategies and with little knowledge of society. Bearing in mind that conservation takes place on a local scale, the greater visibility of municipal conservation units can strengthen an official local protection agenda, highlighting and stimulating the development of capacities and financial resources to improve the effectiveness in the implementation of existing units, in addition to to stimulate the expansion of the area and the number of protected spaces managed by the municipalities.

The project of Ambiental 44 Ltda. was funded and supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). CEPF is a fund created to foster and support biodiversity conservation actions and projects, especially by civil society organizations, in regions of high biological importance in the world, and has the partnership of international institutions - French Development Agency, Conservation International , European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan and World Bank.

To learn more about CEPF Cerrado, visit: http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/

 

ACCESS THE PUBLICATION IN INTEGRA:

 

For more information, contact:

Luiz Paulo Pinto

Ambiental 44 Information and Projects in Biodiversidade Ltda.

Email: luizpaulopinto10@gmail.com


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Neotropic Foundation of Brazil project promotes the creation and management of Municipal Environmental Councils through training

by Rodolfo Portela, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil

 

 

To date, nearly 200 social actors have benefited directly from the initiative in 11 municipalities in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

THE PROJECT

Municipalities served by the project “Union of Municipal Councils of the Environment (COMDEMAs): mobilizing actors in the Miranda - Bodoquena & #8221; corridor. Source: © Brazil Neotropic Foundation Collection 2019

Seeking the creation and strengthening of Municipal Environmental Councils, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil, with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, executes the project. “Union of Municipal Environment Councils (COMDEMAs): mobilizing actors in the Miranda - Bodoquena corridor”, which comprises 11 municipalities of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Training on the role of the council in the decision making process, held in the municipality of Miranda - MS. Photo: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection

Its objective is to support actions and decisions focused on local environmental issues that contribute to the achievement of global conservation goals. The main tool used for this is training, which promotes debates on public policy and conservation and management issues of the Cerrado.

The trainings are held monthly in each municipality addressing the following topics:

  • The role of the board in the decision making process;
  • Conservation and sustainable use of Cerrado biodiversity;
  • Environmental legislation applied to conservation;
  • Cerrado ecology and its environmental services;

    Percentage of people impacted in 2019, divided by male and female gender. Source: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection
  • Payment for environmental services, economic importance and income generation from conservation of natural areas.

The project also foresees the creation of a georeferenced database with environmental information to aid decision making, aiming at improving the management of six existing municipal conservation units (UC) and indicating new areas for the creation of UCs. With just over a year of implementation, the project has already served 195 people with the & #8211; 88 female and 107 male.

EVENTS

1st COMDEMAS Meeting of the Miranda - Bodoquena corridor. Photo: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection

In May 2019, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil promoted the 1st Miranda - Bodoquena Corridor COMDEMA Meeting. Held in the municipality of Bonito - MS. The event brought together about twenty representatives, including presidents and members of COMDEMAs, from

eleven municipalities served by the project. On the occasion, the President of the Federation of Municipal Councils of Environment (FECOMDEMA), Carlos Alexandre, was present

Mobilization meeting for the elaboration of the law of creation of the COMDEMA of Rochedo - MS. Photo: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection

as keynote speaker and addressed the functional structure and strategic planning for the effective performance of the Municipal Environmental Councils.

The event also provided participants with a moment to expose their positive or negative experiences, as well as the challenges encountered within their boards. In addition, they could answer their questions in search of solutions to eventual problems faced by the municipalities. At the end of the event, a COMDEMAS Network was created, made up of participants. The Network is articulated through a group online, where counselors exchange ideas, experiences, ask questions, and discuss future proposals for new board meetings.

ADVICE CREATION AND ACTIVATION

In a partnership with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and Mamede Institute, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil assisted the legal process of

creation of the Municipal Environment Council of the city of Rochedo (MS) and reactivated the Municipal Environment Council of Guia Lopes da Laguna (MS) in 2019. It is very important to emphasize that these processes of creation and reactivation of a Council are

Mobilization of the counselors for the elaboration of the Law of creation of COMDEMA of Terenos-MS. Photo: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection

important tools for democratization and decentralization of environmental management. In order to continue supporting the legal process of creation of the Municipal Environment Council, still in 2019, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil mobilized the Terenos Municipal Secretariat of Environment - MS to bring together the interested parties for the creation of COMDEMA. The result of this mobilization was the elaboration of the bill of creation, where, after training and revisions, it was prepared and forwarded for consideration and approval by the Terenos City Council.

OTHER ADVANCES

One of the training sessions carried out at the Municipal Environment Council of Guia Lopes da Laguna (MS) resulted in an explanation of the importance of creating protected areas for higher collection of Ecological ICMS in the municipality. With this, the president of COMDEMA was motivated to create a Private Natural Heritage Reserve (RPPN) on his rural property. On this occasion, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil made a field visit for knowledge and

studies in the area. This process is in the process of gathering documents to be filed with the state environmental agency to initiate the creation of the protected area.

Action plan meeting at the Brejão Village, Agroforestry Systems Integration and Workshop held in Nioaque - MS. Photo: © Neotropic Foundation of Brazil Collection

Strengthening networking in actions aimed at the conservation of the Cerrado, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil has partnered with the Hanaitti Yomo'omo Association to assist in the process of creating the Nioaque Indigenous Land Territorial and Environmental Management Plan (PGTA). . The association is located in the Indigenous Land of the municipality of Nioaque (MS) and is also funded by CEPF. Work on the preparation of the PGTA began in November 2019, where several entities that support the initiative met during the “Action Plan Meeting at Brejão Village, Integration and Workshop on Agroforestry Systems”, promoted by Brejão village, an of the four villages that make up TI Nioaque. This partnership resulted in the inclusion of a representative of the Nioaque Indigenous Land in the Municipal Environmental Council of the municipality.

GUIDE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMODES

In order to encourage the creation of public policies, train counselors, promote discussions on the conservation and management of the cerrado and the existing environmental problems in the municipalities, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil has prepared a practical guide for the implementation of municipal environmental councils. . The creation of this document seeks to structure the municipalities that do not have COMDEMA and to restructure the councils that are inactive.

The Guide was prepared in 2019 and its launch is scheduled for the first months of 2020 with wide distribution and dissemination in the COMDEMAS of Bonito, Bodoquena, Miranda, Anastacio, Nioaque, Two Brothers of Buriti, Terenos, Boulder, Lopes da Laguna Guide, Garden. and Porto Murtinho.

In addition to the information guide, each city hall of the eleven municipalities will receive posters that discuss the importance of COMDEMAS - as well as the location and dates of monthly meetings, facilitating the circulation of information to civil servants and citizens in general.

Folders will also be distributed in these 11 locations, bringing objective and efficient information to the local population about the

Environment of your municipality. Currently, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil continues to participate in monthly meetings in the 11 municipalities supporting decisions and supporting environmental education actions that the Councils develop. The expectation for next year is to continue acting in favor of public policies that promote the conservation of the Cerrado biodiversity and, consequently, can improve the quality of life of residents.

The project Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAS, which is run by Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Its objective is to strengthen the Municipal Environment Councils (COMDEMAs) to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals.


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The project begins & #8220; Multiscale quality monitoring in the São Lourenço River basin & #8221; in Mato Grosso

 

 

¹The basin of São Lourenço River It has an area of about 22,000 km² and consists of one of the main Wetland Grosso, integrating the Paraguay River hydrographic region. In addition, it has sections that make up the ecological corridor Cerrado-Pantanal and is mostly made up of key areas for biodiversity (KBAs).

Climatological station in the São Lourenço river basin. Photo: © Geography Department Collection (GEO-UFMT)

¹Originally the basin was covered by vegetation formations of the Cerrado. However, from the 1960s, intense changes in land use and occupation occurred in the region, and agricultural areas for commodities, pasture and urban occupation were occupying the space. At this time, the municipality of Rondonopolis developed as one of the most populous and industrialized of Mato Grosso. The region has mining activities (sand, gravel and gold) at its headwaters, relevant tourist activities in some of its tributaries (Cachoeira de Fumaça complex, Jaciara municipality), has 10 Small Hydroelectric Plants (SHPs) in operation, whose influences on The ecological functions of the biome itself and the Pantanal plain are little known.

Project presentation to the community. Photo: © Geography Department Collection (GEO-UFMT)

¹The watershed is formed by the performance of different social actors, among which stand out the peasants, indigenous people and fishermen. The peasants total approximately 2,800 families and are distributed in 38 settlements. Already the nearly 1,000 indigenous people belong to the Bororo people and are located in two Indigenous Lands (TI Tadarimana and TI Jarudore). The fishermen are organized by the Federation of Fishermen and Aquacultures of the State of Mato Grosso (Fepesc) and Colony Z-3 (Rondonópolis), totaling more than 150 families.

The work is performed by Department of Geography, Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) / UNISELVA Foundation and by December 2020 the project & #8220; Multiscale quality monitoring in the São Lourenço River basin, Mato Grosso & #8221;, which is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund  CEPF Cerrado) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), will:

  • Identify spatiotemporal patterns of water quality in the São Lourenço river basin
  • Develop an application for mobile phones (GIS-Participatory) that enables the dissemination of information related to water resources, and that reinforces the interaction between, and with the participation of social actors interested in the different forms of water use in the basin.
  • Develop participatory diagnoses on the situation / relationship of communities that affect and are affected by the multiple uses of Water Resources, seeking an understanding of existing conflicts regarding the use and management of HR.

The main objective of this project is monitor and model water quality at multiple scales in the São Lourenço River basin. Making these data available through a participatory GIS, along with work in communities in the basin, will empower and enable the direct participation of social groups in the monitoring of conditions and management of water resources in the basin.


Source: text adapted from the original project proposal & #8220; Multiscale quality monitoring in the São Lourenço River basin, Mato Grosso & #8221;

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

Cerrado Network: 27 years of articulation of traditional peoples and communities

by Thays Puzzi, Communication Officer of Rede Cerrado

Support from CEPF and DGM / Brazil has managed to multiply strengthening and integrating actions among the 50 member organizations

Established in the 1990s during the ECO-92 by a group of entities that, at that moment, saw in the network articulation a strategy of struggle and resistance, the Cerrado Network, over more than 25 years of history, has become a reference in the social and environmental area and in supporting the construction of public policies aimed at conserving the Cerrado and guaranteeing rights to the peoples and traditional communities that inhabit the Biome. In the last two years (2018-2019), in particular, the Cerrado Network, through the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) It's from DGM / Brazil, has been able to multiply strengthening and integrating actions among the 50 other member organizations.

Opening table of the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People, held from September 11-14, 2019, Brasilia, DF. Photo: ©Aryanne Amaral/IEB Collection

“Rede Cerrado worked with associated organizations to support, for example, the Federal Public Prosecution Service in building a platform of Traditional Territories, held a series of meetings and seminars on territories with representatives of traditional peoples and communities, held the ninth edition of the Cerrado People's Fair and Meeting and is in the final stages of support in building an application, developed by IPAM, to traditional territory mapping. Many actions were carried out with the support of CEPF and associated entities, ”said Rodrigo Noleto, coordinator of the Amazon Program of the Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN). For him, it is important to keep the Cerrado Network alive, because, according to Noleto, it is often the voice of help, support and articulation of traditional peoples and communities. "I hope that the Cerrado Network can be strengthened, and maintain the necessary articulation conditions for this period we live in," he said.

The sentiment is shared by Gerdau Samuel Caetano, from the Center for Alternative Agriculture of Northern Minas Gerais (CAA-NM). For him, the Cerrado Network is a strategic partner for organizations that value the sustainable development and a more harmonious relationship with the environment. “The Cerrado Network has established itself as a political space for these organizations, as it provides the unification of struggles with a more qualified and strategic debate. It's where we, traditional Cerrado peoples and communities, we exchange experiences, think and formulate public policies that defend the Cerrado and its peoples, ”he said.

Photo: Rede Cerrado ©Collection

Already Maria do Socorro Teixeira Lima, babassu coconut breaker and general coordinator of the Cerrado Network, the last two years have been essential for the institutional strengthening of the Cerrado Network. For her, now, it is necessary to expand the work with the base communities. “This is why the continuity of the Cerrado Network is so important. We rescued her, restructured her. I leave this message to our partners. ” Rose Mary Araújo, from Women in Action of the Pantanal (Mupan), considers the support given to the Cerrado Network to be essential. “There are no landscapes without people and Rede Cerrado really needs this support, especially now that we are reestablished. In the political field there is no other organization like Rede Cerrado ”, he said. César Victor do Espírito Santo, from the Pró-Natureza Foundation (Funatura) said that CEPF has filled a gap in the Cerrado, as it has historically been a biome that receives few resources for conservation projects. “The strengthening of the Cerrado Network is very important in getting the Cerrado's agenda forward. Not only of traditional peoples and communities, but also those related to to biodiversity conservation ', completed.

The main objective of the project supported by the CEPF Cerrado was to institutionally strengthen the Cerrado Network, in addition to increasing its incidence. The main action was the holding of the IX Cerrado Peoples' Meeting and Fair, which brought together in the federal capital, Brasilia, more than 500 representatives of traditional peoples and communities throughout the Cerrado and about seven thousand people from society in general. In addition to exchanging experiences and discussing strategies for keeping the Cerrado standing, they were able to exhibit products from sociobiodiversity and show a little of the cultural and gastronomic diversity for about seven thousand people who attended the event.

I Cerrado Network Territories Workshop held in November 2018. Photo: ©Thays Puzzi/Rede Cerrado Collection

Another project that allowed the Cerrado Network to expand its actions was the DGM / FIP Program (Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous People and Local Communities - Forest Investment Fund) of the World Bank.

For Kátia Favilla, Executive Secretary of the Cerrado Network, these last two years have been essential to reinforce the Cerrado Network's articulation and animation processes. “For the next few years, the biggest challenge will be the organizations acting together in a scenario with little financial resources and dismantling public environmental policies and guaranteeing the rights of traditional peoples and communities. Only with unity of entities and the strengthening of communities In their localities, besides a strong base work, we can guarantee the existence of the Cerrado and its peoples, ”said Favilla.

Cerrado Network and CEPF Cerrado

THE Cerrado Network counts with support from CEPF Cerrado to execute the project “Network strengthened, Cerrado conserved”, which aims to broaden the political impact of the Network on the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies promoting sustainable development, respecting the rights of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities.


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Meet the Observatory of Socio-Environmental Conflicts of MATOPIBA

by Karla Oliveira, via the College of Planaltina, University of Brasilia

This year the workshop was held “Launch of the Matopiba Socio-Environmental Conflict Observatory”. This is an initiative of Planaltina College of the University of Brasilia and from Foundation of Scientific and Technological Enterprises (FINATEC), and with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian Institute of Education (IEB) for its realization through the project Agricultural Border and Nature.

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together a high-expertise group to discuss the impact of socio-environmental conflicts in the Matopiba region. It had about 50 participants from 28 institutions including federal universities, representatives of social movements and representatives of NGOs that act in the biome Cerrado.

Members of the MATOPIBA Observatory. Photo: © University of Brasilia College of Planaltina Collection

The proposal now is to join efforts to create a platform for discussion and monitoring of the various conflicts between agribusiness and local communities. Since Matopiba is the so-called “last agricultural frontier”, socioeconomic and environmental analyzes in the region require a perspective of academic research that seeks to understand conflicts and their respective solutions.

In addition, the Matopiba Observatory aims to support the actions of conservation from studies on social and environmental conflicts in the region. For more details, email us at: observatoriomatopiba@gmail.com.


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Weevils in the wild

The weevil (Sporophila maximiliani) is one of the most rare and endangered and currently free-living populations in the country are unknown. The last record in the wild occurred at the end of 2014, where a small population was located in the interior of the state of Mato Grosso, which has not been seen since. In the rest of the country, the boll weevil has been extinct in practically its entire area of occurrence.

THE reintroduction of butt couples began in November 2018 in Januária in the north of Minas, an area that covers the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Corridor. Since then, 34 bollards have been successfully reintroduced into an area of Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (RPPN) and has been monitored by the project team Reintroduction of bicudo in key areas for the conservation of the Cerrado. To better understand the steps involving the reintroduction of boll weevils, the program People's Land accompanied the release of a couple in the project area. Click here in the post and check out the full program:

In addition to reintroduction, the project also has the important role of generating scientific knowledge about the speciesand, therefore, presented some of the results at the last Brazilian Ornithology Congress that was held in July this year in Vila Velha (ES). The project is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) and International Institute of Education of Brazil and is executed by Ariramba Institute of Nature Conservation with the support of several professionals from different institutions and universities in Brazil.

Get to know more projects supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB in our site.


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LAPIG Announces Launch of Cerrado Knowledge Platform

 

 

 

Dear colleagues,

Exclusively, we announce the launch of Cerrado Knowledge Platform & #8220;, UFG / LAPIG project, supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

http://cepf.lapig.iesa.ufg.br

Although it is a trial version, it already has some features, highlighting the land use subplatforms, deforestation and aerial imagery (provided by drones), enabling a dynamic and interactive analysis about the Cerrado transformationsat the municipal and state levels.

From now on, with this structure in place, we will quickly move forward with new content and tools such as responsive design for tablets and smartphones, data upload module (vector, images and text), download availability and language translation. English.

Speaking of content, we encourage the contribution of all, with diverse information produced for the Cerrado biome.

To this end, we have provided a temporary tool for the transfer of your databases (see call / shortcut in the top menu, or at the bottom of the main page).

We hope that the Cerrado Knowledge Platform will be well used by our society, in particular by organizations involved in environmental conservation and socio-economic development of this rich and endangered ecosystem.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at lapig.cepf@gmail.com

Thanks for the outreach and collaboration!

Prof. Manuel Ferreira
UFG / LAPIG


LAPIG and CEPF Cerrado

Dr. Manuel Ferreira has been working with a team of researchers and civil society institutions on the project. “Cerrado Knowledge Platform”. The project is executed by Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) and aims to share data, information and knowledge among various stakeholders in the Cerrado and empower civil society through reliable information and tools for monitoring Cerrado ecosystems.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they started the “Geocourses”, an extension project that offers short and medium courses in the field of geotechnologies, offered to the community in general. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


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For an isolated community in Brazil, knowledge is power

The Kalunga community is using mapping data to defend their land and traditional way of life.

translated from text published by Marsea Nelson, Senior Communications Manager, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund 

 

Several hundred years ago, in Brazil, fugitive slave groups established communities & #8211; known as quilombos. Many of these communities were destroyed, but in a remote mountainous region of Goiás, some 8,000 of their descendants & #8211; the people Kalunga & #8211; it continues a traditional lifestyle largely isolated from the modern world.

Today, however, this modern world is forming for this community. The Kalungas found themselves fighting for both their culture and their ancestral land, which lies within the impressive region of Veadeiros Plateau (Goiás, Brazil), which is part of hot spot in Cerrado biodiversity.

The Kalunga are mainly Catholic. However, some converted to neo-Pentecostalism, which brought some differences with community members who continue to hold traditional beliefs.

Community children learn about local biodiversity. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

In addition, younger Kalungas leave the territory to study or work. “When they return, they bring musical influences, outside dancing and new habits,” said Vilmar Souza Costa, president of the Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK). “They also bring a new vision of how to relate to the land, wanting to apply new technologies to cultivate it and fight pests, which are more appropriate for agribusiness.”

At threats to Kalunga lands they include imminent plans for the construction of a small hydroelectric plant and consistent pressure from mining companies, as well as an increase in land used for agriculture.

Pasture areas have grown over the years and open areas are already taking over the territory, Costa said. He also noted that populations of many species of local biodiversity & #8211; including tapirs, armadillos, rheas and fish & #8211; decreased.

The project field team. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

Recognizing these challenges, the community established the Quilombo Kalunga Association in 1999 to represent and defend their interests.

In 2013, the idea of using the geoprocessing to better understand families living in the region and territory, documenting precisely what Kalunga lands housed, where they were most vulnerable and where there were the best opportunities to implement tourism.

Finding funding for the project, however, proved challenging. Government funds failed and efforts to find another donor did not materialize until five years later, when CEPF granted the Association its first Donation of US$ 216,600.00.

& #8220; In the Cerrado, working with traditional peoples and communities is an important part of our strategy & #8221; said Peggy Poncelet, CEPF grant director. #8220; Not every donor is equipped to provide the kind of technical support that a developing organization such as AQK requires, but CEPF is.

Kalunga Territory. Photo: ©P. Poncelet / CEPF Collection

With funding finally in place, a specialist was hired by AQK to train 24 young Kalungas in GIS and Open Data Kit, which is a data collection toolkit that does not require an internet connection. They then began to systematically gather socioeconomic information about local residents of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage.

The work was not easy & #8211; The team faced heavy rains and bad roads. Sometimes they would go to hard to reach places, only to find that the family was not at home. This fieldwork was a complicated process, but, according to Costa, the young people took on with “enthusiasm and joy”.

The information collected in the survey is being useful on many fronts. The state sanitation company will use the data to improve water supply and sanitation in the community. Information about which families have dogs and chickens will be used by the Department of Health to help fight Chagas disease, which can cause serious health complications. Meanwhile, a federal organization is using data on land cultivation and animal husbandry to provide farmers with more efficient technical assistance.

Vilmar Costa, president of AQK, spoke to the community about the 19 endangered species occurring in the Kalunga Territory. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

Awareness raising is another essential component of the CEPF funded project. Presentations about 19 endangered species found in the region were widely reported in local schools and municipalities. & #8220; Participating students and teachers posted photos and comments on their social networks, which eventually led to large-scale knowledge of the 19 species of Chapada dos Veadeiros & #8221 ;, said Costa. AQK also made presentations during community meetings and distributed calendars and banners describing local biodiversity and how to protect it.

AQK is now working on creating a online platform which will allow each family to update their own information.

The project was also reported locally by the The Brazilian Report and Eyeing The Ruralists. Recently, the portal G1 Nature has published a series of articles and videos about the Kalunga community.

Read the original text of this article, which is available in English at site CEPF.

About Quilombo Kalunga Association and CEPF Cerrado

The Quilombo Kalunga Association is a non-profit, non-profit civil organization founded in October 1999. It is formed by the Kalunga Associations of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre, Teresina and Engenho II, as well as Epotecampo. She represents the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 262 thousand hectares of land. The Association promotes the defense of interest of all communities formed by residents of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site (SHPCK), scattered between the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás, and represent them in all instances. legal and administrative

The project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site - SHPCK”, fostered by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, from the acronym in English to Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand with support from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)The project aims to know in depth the reality of Kalunga communities, use geoprocessing technology to map the territory in detail, promote SHPCK occupation in a more sustainable way and make Kalunga internationally recognized as advocates of biodiversity conservation. .


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Cerrado: 31 Protected Areas Receive Action Plan by 2030

by Renata Peña, via WWF-Brasil

They are more than 3.5 million hectares of extreme beauty and diversity of plants, animals and medicinal herbs, as well as quilombola communities and indigenous lands. All this natural and socio-cultural richness is preserved in a set of 31 Protected Areas located in the Cerrado, between the north and northwest of Minas Gerais. THE Sertão Veredas Mosaic & #8211; Peruaçu has just received an action plan to foster sustainable development in this territory by 2030.

Peruaçu River, Januaria, MG. Photo: © André Dib / WWF-Brasil Collection

Starting next year, the Mosaic advisory council will seek to implement actions related to five main themes: integrated management, ecotourism, plant extraction, water conservation and sustainable agribusiness.

This means for example developing the agroecology with family farmers in the region - establishment of nurseries and backyards & #8211; empower residents of rural communities to strengthen existing plant extraction cooperatives and foster the creation of new ones; support brigade members in the fight against forest fires and further expand the potential of community-based tourism by training guides and drivers and creating new trails. THE Payment for Environmental Services (PSA) and the spring recovery degraded are two other guidelines of the action plan for the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic.

“The plan is essential so that the actions we have been developing for several years do not suffer a sudden stop with the change in the national political scenario. It is a motivation to be more innovative and to win more and more projects and initiatives that land in the local reality of the people and Mosaic Conservation Units ”, says WWF-Brazil conservation analyst Vinícius Pereira.

Serra das Araras Path. Photo: ©FUNATURA Collection

César Vitor do Espírito Santo, executive superintendent of the Pro-Nature Foundation (Funatura) explains that the plan also foresees the creation of a fund for the Mosaic. The funds raised would be used to implement the planned actions: “With this plan, we intend that the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic can be an inducer of sustainable development in the territory. A diverse and complex territory economically, socially and culturally. ”

For Joel Sirqueira, manager of the Peruaçu Valley Family and Extractive Farmers Cooperative (Cooperuaçu), an agro-extractive cooperative that has been supported by WWF-Brasil since its inception, the plan is an organized resource to continue conserving the Cerrado. “It directs in a planned and thoughtful way collectively, since everything was built together, the actions aimed at extractivism within the territory and especially for new ventures and cooperatives like Cooperuaçu, it is much more motivating to act when you have a document that helps leading the way forward, ”he says.

Janelão, Peruaçu Caves National Park. Photo: © FUNATURA Collection

The “Conservation Based Territorial Development Plan (DTBC)” was carried out by the Pró-Natureza Foundation (Funatura) with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & CEPF Fund (#8211).

See the article in site from WWF-Brasil!

WWF-Brasil and the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic

WWF-Brasil has been operating in the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic region through the Sertões Project since 2010, and more recently, with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in actions focused on encouraging the implementation and integrated management of the conservation; strengthening of the productive chain of the fruits of the Cerrado; communication, aiming at the valorization and rescue of the Cerrado and territorial planning, which aims at systematic conservation planning in the Cerrado biome.

WWF-Brasil executes the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which aims to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic. This project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Promoting Governance and Conservation of Water Resources in the Cerrado

The main threat to the biodiversity of the Cerrado It is deforestation. And most of the remaining original vegetation cover has been subject to various types of interference. For the past five decades, the biome has been the main area of agricultural expansion and consolidation of Brazilian agribusiness, leading to the loss of half of its original plant cover hot spot - unique and threatened ecosystem. At this juncture, the Cerrado, considered one of the most endangered biomes on our planet, illustrates very well the challenges and opportunities of reconciling economic development with conservation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

In this article titled Promotion of governance and conservation of water resources in the Cerrado & #8221; which was published in the scientific journal Conservation Science and Practice, Researchers from Singapore, the United States, Brazil, and Germany evaluated the state of the art and presented new information on the impacts of agricultural expansion, dams, and water use in the Cerrado. From this information, the group made recommendations for the management, conservation and restoration of Cerrado watersheds and ecosystems that are directly related to water.

Read the full article on here.

According to the researchers, conservation of the Cerrado requires not only the conservation of remnants of its vegetation, but also the ability to maintain the hydrogeomorphological and ecological functionality of its rivers, particularly the Araguaia River, the last major well-preserved system. ;. The group concludes its work by pointing out that if we maintain this usual model of development in the Cerrado, which has been implemented for decades, riparian ecosystems of the biome may never restructure again.

Carinhanha River around the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park. Photo: © Germano Neto / FUNATURA Collection

One of the authors of this work and researcher at the Federal University of Goiás, Dr. Manuel Ferreira, has been working with a team of researchers and civil society institutions in the project. Cerrado Knowledge Platform & #8220;. The project is executed by Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) and aims to share data, information and knowledge among various stakeholders in the Cerrado and empower civil society through reliable information and tools for monitoring Cerrado ecosystems.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they started the “Geocourses”, an extension project that offers short and medium courses in the field of geotechnologies, offered to the community in general. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Baru productive chain - good, clean and fair

by Luana Campos, via ECOA

Typical Cerrado chestnut, the baru (Dipteryx alata) has been gaining more and more space inside and outside the country with high added value. This is because, in addition to the great taste and its proven health benefits, the fruit of baruzeiro has a strong socio-environmental component.

1st Baru Fair Trade and Solidarity Workshop at the IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair, Brasília, DF. Photo: ©Cajuí Communication Collection

The subject was addressed in “1st Baru Chain Fair and Solidarity Workshop”, during the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People. Organized by Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative Based on the Solidarity Economy (Copabase), the workshop was funded by the Cerrado Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and support from ECOA, Rede Cerrado, International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), among other institutions.

In the Cerrado, baru extractivism has promoted income generation, autonomy and the recovery of the self-esteem of extractive family farmers. A virtuous process that helps to settle families and young people in the countryside, contributing directly to the conservation of the biome.

For the extractivist and director of Cerrado Production, Research and Training Center (Ceppec)Rosana Sampaio, “communities are for two reasons working with baru: one is the main one, the conservation of these species, this way of life, the preservation of the place where we live. Because we want to leave our children a balanced environment, and we fight for it. And the other is that we need to foster to stay there, we need to generate income ”.

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Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor Project

The Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor project: filling social and environmental gaps, which was executed by ECOA and was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), was closed this year and aimed to assist the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado, through the strengthening of non-timber extraction by communities and settlers of Mato Grosso do Sul.

With the proposal to optimize the forest restoration process started in 2016 in three rural settlements; will improve Cerrado fruit collection management, like baru and bocaiúva and sensitize the market, promoting enhancement of by-products of native fruits of the Cerrado, the project achieved important impacts for the region.

In the end, the project expanded 1 of the 22.95 hectares of Mato Grosso do Sul Cerrado which were surrounded in 2016 with support from another project. This area is being restored, restoring the native vegetation and the recovery of 03 springs / streams: Madalena Stream and Lima Stream, in the Andalucia Settlement, Nioaque; and Agachi Stream, Bandeirantes Settlement, Miranda. In the area were also recorded the return of presence of native fauna, like a raccoon or a mangrove dog and a tuiiu. In addition to this restoration process, the project team worked to promote the production of seedlings of native species of the Cerrado, made by settlers, in their own lots, giving them access to the seedlings, which are hardly found for sale in public or private nurseries in the state. By the end of the project were produced 100 seedlings of baru, which were intended for planting in the fenced areas. Fifty guavira seedlings were also produced, in the early stages, 50 jatoba seedlings, and the project ended with the murici seeds, which will be sown later this year.


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Field research seeks to value the ways of life of traditional peoples and communities of the Cerrado

by Bruno Santiago, Communication Advisor of the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado

Between September and October 2019, the National Campaign in Defense of the Cerrado visits Traditional Communities and Peoples of the Mirador-Tables Corridor, located in the states of Maranhão, Piauí and Tocantins. The reason for roaming is the realization of field research from the project ''Network articulation and social participation for the conservation of the Cerrado' ', which is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), with the coordination of the ActionAid Brasil.

Jonathan and Jorge, Gamella children from Vão do Vico Indigenous Territory, Santa Filomena, Piauí. In the photo are looking at a monocle with old photos of family members. Photo: ©Andressa Zumpano / ActionAid Collection

Focusing on valuing the lifestyles of Traditional Peoples and Communities and in strengthening the actions of social participation and fight for territorial rights of these groups, the research seeks to support the campaign, its member organizations and populations living in the Brazilian savannah.

Given the adverse socio-environmental conjuncture experienced by the peoples of the earth, forests and waters in any biome of our country, such research becomes even more relevant. That's what explains Gerardo Cerdas Vega, Policy and Program analyst at ActionAid Brazil. "We live in a time when the Cerrado Peoples face widespread violence against their territorial rights and lifestyles, which puts their survival at risk," he emphasizes.

Seu Didi, Melancias territory. Riacho dos Cavalos Community. Gilbués, Piaui. This place was his old house, which today is surrounded by the Dawn Farm. He came in to show us what the community looked like before the houses were destroyed. Photo: ©Andressa Zumpano / ActionAid Collection

From the identification of practices, knowledge and technologies of the visited communities, the research intends to show the relation of the action of these populations with the protection of agrobiodiversity of the territories. '' Any strategy for the defense and conservation of the biome must contemplate the permanence of these guardians. Undoubtedly, their contribution is significant and the research intends to present these benefits, 'says Gerardo.

Another thematic axis of the research is the guarantee of rights tofrom spaces of social participation. The project aims to detect the relevant institutional spaces for community advocacy actions, covering topics such as food and nutrition sovereignty, rural education and social inclusion policies.

In addition to institutional participation spaces, the research will also look at community spaces of organization. '' We note that in the national context spaces for social participation are not always accessible or democratic, especially for traditional peoples and communities. Thus, the project also aims to guarantee subsidies so that communities and peoples can organize and fight for their rights to participate, '' says Vega.

Riozinho, Chupé Community. Santa Filomena, Piaui. Community residents report pesticide contamination in Rio during the winter. That is when the farms use it and with the rains, everything goes down to the rivers of the Communities. Photo: ©Andressa Zumpano / ActionAid Collection

Cerrado Conflicts

One of the communities that received the Campaign field research team was Brejo do Miguel, in the municipality of Gilbués, south of the state of Piauí, a traditional riparian riverine territory. Last week the Pastoral Land Commission (CPT) published public note denouncing the invasion of land grabbers in an area of grass in the stump and loose animals that has been used for about three generations by the community. The fence that had been built by the families of the region was destroyed by seven jagunços with the use of chainsaws.

Unfortunately this kind of conflict is not new to Cerrado and in the Brazilian field. According to CPT data, 118,080 families were involved in land conflicts in 2018, a period that also records that this type of occurrence increased by 3.9% compared to 2017, from 1,431 occurrences to 1,489.

In this context of conflicts, threats and challenges for the resisting close populations, the project's field research & #8220; Network articulation and social participation for the conservation of the Cerrado '' Its objective is to contribute with the availability of information, report and booklet with the fruits of these experiences and learning in the territories.


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Composting in Traditional Generating Communities

by Mario Alberto Santos, via Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB)

This leaflet is a didactic guide to assist in the installation of a composting model made within the Pedagogical Workshop for treatment of organic solid waste and production of agricultural inputs. This workshop is part of the Project activities. Productive Backyards, Agroecology and Food Safety in the Guará River Valley, São Desidério-BA, which aims to present and disseminate social technologies and sustainable practices for agroecological food production, recovery, soil conservation and treatment of solid organic waste in traditional Geraizeiras communities in western Bahia. Funding for the project is from CEPF Cerrado (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), an international fund administered in Brazil by the IEB (International Institute of Education of Brazil), located in Brasília-DF. The technical responsibility lies with the Research and Extension Group: Geographic Education, Dialogue of Knowledge and Cerrado, from the Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB), and has a partnership with the Bahia Polytechnic School Foundation (FEP-BA), responsible for financial management.

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Documentary #8220; The Cerrado is a Piece of Me #8221;

via WWF-Brasil

The production and collection of native fruits of the Cerrado allow the conservation of the biome that has already lost 50% from the original area, as it keeps the native trees standing and curbs the deforestation of the area.

Since 2010, WWF-Brasil has encouraged the agroextractivism and the formation of cooperatives as an alternative to protecting the Cerrado. THE sustainable plant extractivism It generates income and quality of life for local communities, favoring the permanence of traditional peoples in rural areas and reducing rural-city migration.

Watch to the documentary & #8220; The Cerrado is a Piece of Me & #8221; and get to know stories of people who make it happen and honor this exclusively Brazilian biome.

With the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), WWF-Brasil executes the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaicwhat Its purpose is to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic. One of the actions that has been developed in the project is the implementation of the strategy of strengthening community enterprises in the territory, focusing on the productive chain of sustainable extraction of native Cerrado flora.


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In the month of the Cerrado, traditional peoples and communities raise voices in defense of the biome

by Thays Puzzi, Communication Officer of the Cerrado Network

IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People, promoted by the Cerrado Network, was attended by approximately seven thousand people. Seminars, workshops, shows and marketing of sociobiodiversity products moved the federal capital from September 11 to 14

Opening table at the IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair. Photo: A. Amaral / IEB Collection

Cerrado: What reminds you of him? Even if some still do not realize or do not know, this Biome is rich in diversity. There is culture, there are people, there are plants, there are animals, there is life! And this can be experienced by the almost seven thousand people who attended the ninth edition of the Cerrado People's Meeting and Fair, which took place in Brasília, in September 11-14. Seminars, workshops, shows, commercialization of socio-biodiversity products, as well as the traditional Log Race gave rise to the riches and main demands of the Biome, the indigenous peoples, quilombolas and traditional communities that were the protagonists of the event, which began, not by chance, on the National Cerrado Day.

With the theme 'For the Living Cerrado: Territory, Diversity and Democracy', the Cerrado People's Meeting and Fair, promoted by the Cerrado Network, was a space for meetings, celebration, denunciations, struggles and resistance. “It was very gratifying because we joined forces for a common fight that is the defense of the Cerrado. I participate since the first edition and experience this union, presenting our wealth and products was very good, ”said Lucely Pio, quilombola and raizeira that, besides bringing cosmetics based on medicinal plants of the Cerrado, presented the participants giving a workshop on health of the woman. In all, 18 workshops were held during the event with the participation of more than 750 people. Different topics were approached, such as gender, youth, territorial management, neo-extractivism, socio-environmental conflicts, production and marketing of agro-extractive products, among others.

Opening Ceremony of the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People. Photo: © A. Amaral / IEB Collection

#8220; My feeling is one of happiness, of fulfillment. Due to the situation we are living, this meeting was very important. A victory for each of us who together in this Network made our event happen. We need to get the attention of the whole society. We ask you to help us take care of the Cerrado, to combat all the evil that is happening to it. ”, vented Maria do Socorro Teixeira Lima, babassu coconut breaker and general coordinator of Rede Cerrado.

With a mixture of feelings reflected in her eyes, she remembered all the problems faced by the Cerrado, their traditional peoples and communities. Currently, it is the most threatened biome in Brazil. More than half of the original Cerrado vegetation has been cleared. It, which is the second largest biome in the country, occupying 24% from all over the country, concentrates 30% from all the country's biodiversity and 5% of the planet's biodiversity. In addition, it is in the Cerrado that eight of the twelve river basins in Brazil are located, supplying six of the eight major river basins in the country. It is in the Cerrado, for example, where are three of the main aquifers in Brazil: Bambuí, Urucuia and Guarani. The indiscriminate advance of large monocultures in the Biome has directly affected the sociobiodiversity and waters of the Cerrado, responsible for supplying much of the country.

Seminar & #8220; The Importance of Peoples and Communities for Cerrado Conservation & #8221; in Brasilia, DF on National Cerrado Day. Photo: © A. Amaral / IEB Collection

In addition, the region Midwest of Brazil, almost entirely occupied by the Cerrado, is in second position when it comes to the increase in the number of forest fires (behind the Amazon), presenting a 100% increase in the number of fire outbreaks compared to 2018 data, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE). In early September, for example, the fire in the Chapada dos Guimarães National Park, located in Mato Grosso, destroyed nearly 4,000 hectares of its area.

Read the Policy Letter of the IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fairs and this full article on site from the Cerrado Network!

THE Cerrado Network counts with support from CEPF Cerrado to execute the project “Network strengthened, Cerrado conserved”, which aims to broaden the political impact of the Network on the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies promoting sustainable development, respecting the rights of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities. During the IX Cerrado Meeting and Peoples Fair, the Cerrado Network and some CEPF Cerrado partner institutions promoted important discussions related to topics such as gender and territory, fair and solidary trade in the baru chain, territorial and environmental management in the Cerrado indigenous lands, socio-environmental conflicts in MATOPIBA and the marketing of Cerrado agroextractive products.

Stay tuned, as soon we will publish more news about the unfolding of these discussions during the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado Peoples!


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Projects in the Cerrado received CEPF visit this September

Project Research Team & #8220; Preventing the Merganser Extinction & #8221; meeting with CEPF team in the area of occurrence of the species, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, Goiás, Brazil.

This September, some projects that are supported by CEPF Cerrado and are nearing completion, were visited by CEPF director and grant manager Peggy Poncelet and Deborah Miller and the Regional Implementation Team.

Some projects visited were & #8220; Avoiding the extinction of the Merganser & #8221; and #8220; Saving the Panalto Roller & #8221;, respectively performed by Amada Terra Institute and SAVE Brasil, which work to protect species of critically endangered birds and that occur in unique and fragile ecosystems in the Cerrado. The actions aimed at the Brazilian Merganser aim to prevent its extinction in the Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO) region, in order to evaluate its habitat and dispersal habits. In relation to the plateau dove species, the objective of the project is to promote the long-term conservation of the Cerrado in the area where the species was rediscovered.

The registration of new individuals of the species, the production of knowledge about the areas where they occur and the involvement of society.

SAVE Brasil, CEPF and IEB team visiting the area of occurrence of the plateau dove, Botumirim region, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Photo: CEPF Collection

conservation actions are some of the results achieved so far by these projects in their respective areas and regions.

Another project that was visited by our team was & #8220; Use of geoprocessing in the management of the Kalunga-SHPCK Historic Site and Cultural Heritage & #8221;, which is performed by itself Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK) and aims to implement the improvement and consolidation of the environmental management of the territory, through mapping and use of technology to ensure the improvement in the quality of life of all residents of the territory. Kalunga territory and future generations. * Located in the north / northeast of Goiás, the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site (SHPCK) has an area of 262 thousand hectares, and comprises the municipalities of Cavalcante, Teresina de Goiás and Monte Alegre where more than two thousand families live, reaching almost Ten thousand people. Kalunga is the largest remaining quilombo community in Brazil, organized into more than 20 communities and 42 locations. So far, this project has trained young Kalunga to handle geoprocessing-related technologies, acquired equipment that helps manage much of the territory, provided greater visibility to AQK's work, fostered new partnerships and generated unprecedented environmental data. and social aspects of the territory.

Opening table at the IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair. Photo: A. Amaral / IEB Collection.

During the visit there was also the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People, event promoted by Cerrado Network, which is supported by CEPF Cerrado to execute the project #8220; Fortified Network, Conserved Cerrado & #8221;. On occasion, some partner institutions of CEPF Cerrado promoted important discussions related to topics such as gender and territory, fair and solidary trade in the baru chain, territorial and environmental management in the Cerrado indigenous lands, socio-environmental conflicts in MATOPIBA and the marketing of Cerrado agroextractive products. Stay tuned, as soon we will publish more news about the unfolding of these discussions during the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado. Check out our communication channels for more information about partners and about executed projects with support from CEPF Cerrado!


* Text taken from the site http://quilombokalunga.org.br/info-visitantes/

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Guide “Herbs and shrubs for restoration of the Cerrado: no-till” available on CEPF Cerrado website

Already available here on CEPF Cerrado website the guide & #8220;Herbs and shrubs for restoration of the Cerrado: direct sowing & #8221; authored by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio, Jose Felipe Ribeiro, Gustavo Barros Rocha, Fabiana Souza and Lais Nehme and published by the Cerrado Seed Network.

With support from CEPF Cerrado and International Institute of Education of Brazil, a Cerrado Seed Network execute the projects  “Training in ecological restoration of the Cerrado”, which aims to train actors in restoration actions, as well as others involved in the restoration process, on the diagnosis of degraded areas, restoration planning, restoration techniques and monitoring of restoration results. And the project “Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity”, which aims to act in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the different types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors.

*The Cerrado Seed Network (CSR) was established in 2004 and its main objective is the defense, preservation, conservation, management, restoration, promotion of studies and research, and the dissemination of technical and scientific information related to the Cerrado Biome, especially in central Brazil. CSR seeks to foster the production chain of native seeds of Cerradobalancing seed supply and demand, aligning income generation to local and traditional communities. Through training and dissemination of technical information, CSR seeks to expand knowledge and ensure the protection, valuation and preservation of this biome. To this end, CSR maintains partnerships with nonprofit and government entities. These partnerships have made it possible to create, edit and release this guide. CSR thanks all partners: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank; Caixa Seguradora Institute, German Cooperation - GIZ, Embrapa, Biomes Project, Brazilian Forest Service, Chico Mendes Institute, National Center for Biodiversity Assessment and Cerrado Research and Conservation, University of Brasilia, International Institute of Education of Brazil, Collectors Association of Chapada dos Veadeiros Seeds - Standing Cerrado and Collective Restores Cerrado.

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* Text taken from the guide's preface.

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Critically endangered Cerrado miner tree engages researchers and society for conservation

The faveiro-by wilson, whose scientific name is Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizzinifamily legumes (Fabaceae), it's kind threatened “Critically Endangered” category. She is endemic of central Minas Gerais, in the transition from Cerrado to the Atlantic forest, ie it does not exist anywhere else in the world. Being so rare, the faveiro-de-Wilson is protected by Decree Law 43904/2004 of Minas Gerais. Wilson's faveiro came close to extinction due to the destruction of the region's forests, mainly in the last 60 years. So far just over 300 trees have been found in the wild, and most of them are isolated in the middle of pastures, where they have great difficulty reproducing. Wilson's faveiro trees can also be found in capoeiras and woods, both in the lowlands and on the slopes and tops of the hill *.

© Fernando Fernandes / SAFZB-BH Collection

The project & #8220; Handling and Protection of the Wilson's faveiro & #8221; is executed by Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanical Foundation and receives support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). The project started in November 2017 and already has several ongoing actions, including meetings, training and visits to areas of occurrence of the species, working in an extension of 5,215 km², where are the 18 municipalities of faveiro occurrence. & #8220; The implementation of the project in the region has provided, in addition to increasing knowledge, an increased degree of environmental awareness and greater engagement in protecting the environment among local people & #8221; reports Fernando Fernandes, researcher and project leader. In December 2018, Fernando was selected as a finalist for the General Nature Award, instituted by the state government through the Minas Gerais Environmental Policy Council (COPAM) and has received a tribute to its work for the conservation of the environment.

© SAFZB-BH Collection

In December of the last year, 3,000 seeds of the species were sown in the Belo Horizonte Botanical Garden (MG) and in the trees tree nursery, in the municipality of Florestal (MG), aiming at the production of seedlings for the reintroduction of faveiro in their areas of occurrence.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanic Foundation Friends Society's work with the faveiro-de-wilson species!


* Text taken from the website of the Society of Friends of the Zoo-Botanical Foundation of Belo Horizonte.

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Araguaia Institute launches call for project coordination & Conservation of Pithecopus ayeaye, related species and their ecosystems & #8221;

Photo: IEB Collection

The project #8220; Conservation of Pithecopus ayeaye, related species and their ecosystems & #8221;which is run by Araguaia Institute for Environmental Protection Association and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to implement amphibian conservation strategies Pithecopus ayeaye and related species, as provided for in the ICMBio National Action Plans (PANs).

The project launches a call for hiring professional services for the project's central coordination, in Brasília-DF, so that the contractor is the central contact of all teams in the field, monitoring the resource costs in the field and secretariat of the project's general activities. a deal with reference term. Interested parties should send resumes by 11:59 pm on August 27, 2019. Access the term of reference also at site.


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Guide & #8220; Seeds, Seedlings & Restoration in Southeastern Goiás & #8221; available on CEPF Cerrado website

Already available here on CEPF Cerrado website the guide & #8220;Seeds, seedlings and restoration in southeastern Goiás & #8221; by Helder Consolaro, Monique Alves, Maxmiller Ferreira and Daniel Vieira.

This guide is the result of the technical and financial cooperation of the Federal University of Goiás, Catalan Regional, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Serra do Facão Energia SA (Sefac) and National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), enabled by the Research and Technological Development Program. Energy Sector (ANEEL-R & D), based on the project entitled “Development of methodology and technique for the implementation of Permanent Preservation Areas through direct seeding restoration: Research to reduce costs and improve the ecological potential of APPs plantations”.

The guide consists of information on seeds and seedlings of 40 species of Cerrado that can be used for the restoration of native vegetation via direct sowing or for the production and planting of seedlings. For each species, the authors provided morphological characteristics to assist their identification in the field and ecological and practical information for the use of species in ecological restoration.

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New climate smart investment arrangement aims to promote sustainable land and water use in the Cerrado region of Minas Gerais

original text available via IUCN

Global coffee brands and environmental organizations support innovative program led by Cerrado Water Consortium

Sponsorship, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 8, 2019 & #8211; An innovative and smart investment arrangement to protect biodiversity and water supplies in the country's central highlands began this month, according to the Cerrado Water Consortium, supported by some of the world's leading coffee brands and conservation organizations.

Based on an IUCN-led project and initial support from Nespresso, the major coffee brands Nestlé and Lavazza and trading company Expocaccer have now joined forces to make a five-year commitment to support the Cerrado das Águas Consortium initiative. Minas Gerais Cerrado, one of the main coffee growing areas in Brazil and a worldwide recognized biodiversity hotspot.

The Consortium plans to invest in protection of natural ecosystems found in 124 properties along the Feio River basin in the state of Minas Gerais, which is increasingly threatened by unsustainable land use, inefficient water use and climate change. The region is responsible for 12% of national coffee production.

& #8220; Promote the restoration and conservation of ecosystem services as insurance against climate change This important landscape is one of the main objectives of the investment program & #8221 ;, says Guilherme Amado, Nespresso manager in Brazil. & #8220; At the pilot site in Patrocinio, where the whole municipality and coffee growers depend on this single basin, farmers will also have a clear view of the degradation of ecosystem services on their farms and will receive professional advice and funding to make them resilient to climate change & #8221;

& #8220; Under the new investment program, landowners will be literally managers of environmental assets and its decisions to protect key ecosystem services & #8211; as native vegetation and streams & #8211; contribute directly to the restoration of the Cerrado landscape, ”says Giulia Carbone, Deputy Director of IUCN's Business and Biodiversity Program.

In the first year, the four companies pledged nearly US$ 100,000 to support the Consortium. In addition, it has received a donation of US$ 400,000, the largest to date, from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) to implement the new scheme called Investment Program for Conscious Producers. This was the largest grant ever awarded by CEPF, which has donors such as the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, the World Environment Fund, the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

Gláucio de Castro, President of the Cerrado Water Consortium. Photos: FUNDACCER Collection

“Lavazza firmly believes that sustainability is a shared responsibility and that integrating economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection is the only paradigm that can create value. As a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Cerrado Water Consortium has demonstrated why companies need to take a long-term approach and contribute to the broader scenario we work in, ”says Mario Cerutti, Lavazza's Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability.

The region of Cerrado It covers 21% of the country and 11 million hectares are in the state of Minas Gerais. Its biome is unique given the number of endemic species. In addition, the region provides 40% from fresh water 29 of the river basins are in “water conflict areas”, according to the Minas Gerais Institute for Water Management (IGAM).

 “Promote the restoration and conservation of ecosystem services as insurance against climate change is a fundamental objective of the investment program, ”says Miguel Moraes, senior director of Conservation International Brazil. “In Sponsorship, where the community and coffee farmers share the only river basin, farmers will be able to manage water flow for the first time. Producers will also have a clear view of the degradation of ecosystem services on their properties and will receive professional advice and funding to help make these services resilient to climate change. ”

All of these efforts are critical to restoring the landscape and ensuring that coffee value chains are sustainable. As Peggy Poncelet, grant director of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund says, “The goal is to achieve chemical-free restoration with native Cerrado species and to provide coffee growers with knowledge of smart farming practices and water management to reconcile coffee. sustainable production, and conservation of this important global biodiversity hotspot. For example, partnerships with local agroecological laboratories such as Emater (a public sector organization offering rural extension) will help to test new technologies to reduce weeds and disease incidence and ultimately restore the landscape. ”

About the Cerrado Water Consortium

Created in 2015, the Cerrado das Águas Consortium, a legally independent organization, is a platform that brings together companies, civil society organizations and government representatives to promote environmental development through landscape restoration and maintenance of Cerrado ecosystem services. . Consortium members include: CerVivo, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), Cooxupé, Expocaccer, Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation, IUCN, Lavazza, Nespresso and Nestlé.

For more information, visit the Cerrado das Águas Consortium website at site from IUCN.

Area under restoration in Patrocínio, Minas Gerais.

Conscious Producers Awards Program - Restoring Cerrado Ecosystem Services

The project “Awards Program for Conscious Producers - Restoring Ecosystem Services in the Cerrado” is executed by Cerrado Mineiro Development Foundation (FUNDACCER). The central objective of the project is to establish and implement a strategy to restore the provision of ecosystem services in the basin of Ugly Stream in the long term through a process of engagement of local producers and actors. FUNDACCER is a non-profit organization created by the Coffee Growers Federation to promote research, training and social cohesion in 55 municipalities of the Cerrado mineiro. These coffee producers saw the need to act to ensure long-term climate security in the region. Thus, the Cerrado Water Consortium works collaboratively to build transformative scenarios that result in productive and sustainable landscapes with the goal of:

1. Improve soil and water management practices.
2. Promote the restoration of native vegetation and conservation of ecological corridors at the regional level.
3. Facilitate the exchange of information through technical extension services for farmers in order to improve environmental practices.
4. Encourage and facilitate the process of legal regularization of farms, seeking compliance with the Forest Code.
The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Learn more about Cerrado Water Consortium it's the Conscious Producer Program in the video below:


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union launches reference term for contracting services in project supported by CEPF Cerrado

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

The project 1 Taking Care of the Cerrado and Promoting Life #8221;, which is performed by Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to qualify 70 families of farmers from the communities distributed in the territory of Riacho dos Machados (MG), which make up the area foreseen for the creation of the Tamanduá and Poções Development Reserve.

The project launches the call for hiring a consulting firm specializing in resource management, good production practices, productive innovation in family farming and water, soil and food production conservation processes to carry out project-related activities, according to reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 11:59 pm on August 30, 2019. For more details on the selection process, see the reference term.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Global coffee brands and organizations endorse innovative program led by Cerrado Water Consortium

via Agricultural News / Source: Cerrado Water Consortium

An innovative climate-smart investment program to preserve biodiversity and water supply in the Southern Region will begin this month. Cerrado Mineiro, the only Designation of Origin for coffee in Brazil, a major supplier of high quality coffee, responsible for 12% of national coffee production.

The initiative is from Cerrado Water Consortium, a platform of different actors (producers, coffee brands, local and global environmental NGOs) whose efforts have resulted in the founding of a legally independent organization with a highly specialized team to promote environmental development through restoration, climate smart agriculture and efficient management. of water resources. Based on initial support from IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature and Nespresso, the major coffee brands Nestlé and Lavazza and the Expocaccer cooperative have teamed up to make a five-year commitment to support the Conscious Producer Investment Program. which brings together in a coordinated manner these three work fronts aiming at improving the supply and provision of ecosystem regulatory services (water health, soil, carbon stock among others) in order to achieve climate resilience or shielding of a landscape or territory.

Gláucio de Castro, President of the Cerrado Water Consortium. Photos: FUNDACCER Collection

In the pilot area, the Ugly Stream in Sponsorship (MG), the Consortium plans to invest in protecting the natural ecosystems found in approximately 124 properties throughout the basin, the only one to supply Brazil's largest coffee-producing municipality and a serious case of water scarcity and conflict. “The new investment program will provide financial incentives. and expertise for all landowners to make their environmental assets healthier and more productive in this important watershed, ”said Giulia Carbone, IUCN Business and Biodiversity Program Director. “Landlords will literally and in practice be managers of environmental assets, and their decisions to protect key ecosystem services - such as forests and rivers - will directly contribute to the restoration of the Cerrado landscape.”

This year, companies have committed to investing US$100,000 to fund the consortium team. In addition, in 2019, the Consortium received a grant of US$400 thousand from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to implement the program. This was the largest grant ever awarded by CEPF, which has demanding donors such as the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union, the World Environment Fund (GEF), the Government of Japan and the World Bank.

"O Cerrado Water Consortium demonstrated why companies need to take a long-term approach and contribute to the broader landscape where we work. Similarly, the public sector must commit to ensuring that these innovative solutions are scaled up and capable of delivering lasting benefits to the region's population. ”According to Mario Cerruti, Global Director of Institutional Relations and Sustainability at Lavazza. Read full article on the site Agricultural News!

Cerrado Release Water Consortium, Sponsorship, Minas Gerais, August 08 to 09, 2019. Photos: FUNDACCER Collection

The project #8220; Awards Program for Conscious Producers & #8211; restoring ecosystem services in the Cerrado & #8221; is executed by Cerrado Mineiro Development Foundation (FUNDACCER). The central objective of the project is to establish and implement a strategy to restore the provision of ecosystem services in the basin of Ugly Stream in the long term through a process of engagement of local producers and actors. FUNDACCER is a non-profit organization created by the Coffee Growers Federation to promote research, training and social cohesion in 55 municipalities of the Cerrado mineiro. These coffee producers saw the need to act to ensure long-term climate security in the region. Thus, the Cerrado Water Consortium works collaboratively to build transformative scenarios that result in productive and sustainable landscapes with the goal of:

1. Improve soil and water management practices.
2. Promote the restoration of native vegetation and conservation of ecological corridors at the regional level.
3. Facilitate the exchange of information through technical extension services for farmers in order to improve environmental practices.
4. Encourage and facilitate the process of legal regularization of farms, seeking compliance with the Forest Code.

Michael Becker, Coordinator of CEPF Implementation Strategy Cerrado at launch Cerrado Water Consortium, Patrocínio, Minas Gerais, August 08 to 09, 2019. Photos: FUNDACCER Collection

The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Xavante Etenhiritipá Association starts project focused on governance and payment for environmental services

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / Acrevo IEB

On July 9, the CEO of the Xavante Etenhiritipá Association (AX), Jurandir Siridiwe and researcher Fernanda Viegas Reichardt met in São Paulo with the Regional Prosecutor of the Republic of the 3rd Region (4th CCR / MPF) and Manager of the Water Connection Project of the Federal Public Prosecution Service, Sandra Akemi Shimada Kishi.

The reason for this meeting was to initiate governance and initiate a formal dialogue with the Federal Public Prosecutor about the project's objectives & #8220; Payment for Environmental Services - PSA and the adoption of sustainable practices that contribute to the quality, quantity and flow of water from the Tocantins-Araguaia and Amazon (Xingu River Sub-basin) watersheds & #8221;.

At this meeting, the team discussed the possibility of expanding the project area, as suggested by Dr. Sandra, which would include regions known to the Xavante people as Sõrepré and Wedezé. Sõrepré is a territory considered as the “cradle of Xavante culture”, located to the north of the Pimentel Barbosa Indigenous Land (TI), which has not yet been homologated or demarcated as an Indigenous Land. There is a chance that this is an aquifer recharge area, but there is no data yet to prove it. Wedezé is the birthplace of many Xavantes that today inhabit the Etenhiritipá Village. It is adjacent territory TI Pimentel Barbosa, located on the right bank of the River of Deaths. Wedezé is currently occupied by rural properties ranging from 600 hectares to 25,000 hectares.

For Fernanda Reichardt, & #8220; this meeting was an initial but essential conversation to start the discussion of the creation of the action plan that will act in the governance and viability of the PSA in Xavante territory & #8221 ;.

Check out the CEO interview of Xavante Etenhiritipá Association (AX), Jurandir Siridiwe on the Nation Football program:


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Instituto Oca Brasil launches public notice for RPPNs Management Plans in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

The project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Management Plan, according to the reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm August 25, 2019. For more details on the selection process, see the reference term or the page of Oca Brazil Institute.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

Community-based ecotourism in the quilombola community Furnas da Boa Sorte, MS advances with training and infrastructure

by WWF-Brasil and Instituto Mamede

Community-based ecotourism in the quilombola community Furnas da Boa Sorte, Corguinho / MS, advances with communication and marketing course and the installation of tourist signs


Another meeting marked the process of implementation of the Community-Based Ecotourism in the Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte, in Corguinho / MS.

Rich in stunning scenery and biodiversity Lush, the place of pristine features, contagious and delights the visitor, and there is no shortage of inspiration for Ecotourism. Everything goes back to nature and interacts with it. The community is located in a transition area between Cerrado and Wetland, whose singular relief, with hills and slopes provided by the Maracaju Plateau, says farewell to the highest altitudes and gradually surrenders to the Pantanal floodplain. In addition to nature, visitors have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history and culture of the Quilombola Furnas da Boa Sorte community.

© Mamede Institute Collection

This time, the Community Based Ecotourism - EcoTBC module in the Community brought the theme Communication and Marketing in Community-Based Ecotourism. The module was taught

by the team of Mamede Institute for Environmental Research and Ecotourism, WWF-Brazil and also had the special participation of the Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation - FUNDTUR. Simone Mamede, coordinator of the Community Based Ecotourism training course at the Sustainable Municipalities Project, stated that & #8220; The Community Based Ecotourism work of the Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte has been organized to many minds and hands, involving the protagonism of the community, the support of professionals from the area of tourism, the environment and sustainability. The unity of all has provided advances in building a more sustainable territory for current and future generations. Among the guiding actions are: responsible tourism, intergenerational dialogue, respect and appreciation of quilombola culture, as well as respect for nature. May we continue to sow sustainability with present and future generations & #8221 ;. To date, three modules have been held with the following themes: EcoTBC: Planning and Sustainability; EcoTBC products, services and roadmaps and the last one held on July 12-14, under the theme Communication and Marketing. In addition to content related to production, communication and dissemination strategies, the course covered nature and sustainability photography. From the report of Maristela Benites, minister of the Community-Based Ecotourism course & #8211; Mamede Institute for Environmental Research and Ecotourism, & #8220; The experience of building EcoTBC in the Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa has been very special. Each step of this process is a conquest, full of challenges, especially because it is something new, but at the same time with many victories and discoveries. The success of the last module was not only due to the quality and content required for the implementation of this tourism modality, but also for the definitive inauguration of a differential tourist destination, rich in culture and biodiversity. The installed cards have several meanings from this perspective, but the main message conveyed is: 1 1T38220; Tourist, it may arrive that we are waiting for you! So let's build in favor of sustainable territories & #8221 ;.

© WWF-Brasil Collection

In this module with funding from the European Union (“European union”), Signposts were installed in some EcoTBC host households and at some points on the road. Families who have been participating since the beginning of the project received signposts of the services they offer to tourist, such as: camping, home accommodation (bed and breakfast) and meal. The course was special and symbolic as it definitely marked the materialization of EcoTBC in quilombola community, through the installation of the plates, which were kindly sponsored by the European Union with the support of WWF-Brazil. For Mr. Deoclides, member of the community, & #8220; Ecotourism course and the installation of community-based Ecotourism signs is a way of spreading the community, it is a way of saying that the quilombo community of Boa Sorte exists & #8221 ;. 

Residents of the quilombola community, university students, public managers, tourism experts, advertisers and tourism micro-entrepreneurs participated in the course. Elizandra Dutra, a turismologist and student of the Community-based Ecotourism training course in quilombola community, told us that & #8220; The dynamics and methodology used in the Community-Based Ecotourism course held in the Quilombola Furnas da Boa Sorte community enabled a better understanding of the contents covered, allowing everyone to experience in practice with the community all theoretical knowledge, further strengthening learning & #8221 ;.

The teachers, Rodrigo Motta talked about social media marketing, Don Eaton about sustainable municipalities, Simone Mamede about community-based ecotourism, Geancarlo Merighi about Caminhos dos Ipês Tourist Route, Alexandre on audiovisual production, Bolivar Porto on nature photography and Maristela Benites about sustainability. The contents integrated harmoniously. With so much inspiration from local socio-biodiversity, there was no shortage of raw materials for each speaker.

© Mamede Institute Collection

At the end of the course, the community provided us with earth products, such as banana, papaya and manioc, and culinary products made by them: garapa, rapadura, molasses, cakes and sweets. Products can be purchased from the community.

The Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte is a Community Based Ecotourism manager and can outline its own destiny.

The initiative is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), and performed by WWF-Brasil and Mamede Institute, and integrates the project “Sustainable Municipalities, protecting the birthplace of Cerrado waters and the headwaters of the Pantanal”. In addition to community tourism, the project covers the collection of seeds from native species of the Cerrado for the recovery of degraded areas, which shows that the two integrated initiatives positively impact and add value to local and regional supply chains and show how it is possible to develop without destroying the Cerrado, keeping the environmental services provided by nature stable. Sustainability is glimpsed when communities are effectively involved and benefited, the environment is exploited responsibly and the economy thrives. According to Don Eaton, project coordinator, #8220;Beyond the scenic wonders, visitors to the Quilombola Furnas Community of Good Luck can relax and enjoy the hospitality of the community and its traditional food and crafts. The EU-funded and community-created plaques will help turn the tourism program into a real source of family income while preserving its natural environment & #8221;

© Mamede Institute Collection

Each step is an achievement and shows undeniable progress, the fruit of the commitment and unity of all. Gradually the dream has come true and we are moving forward in the construction of sustainable territories!

This module had the partnership of Fundtur (Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation), in the presence of the Tourism and Market Development Director & #8211; Geancarlo Merighi and professional Bolivar Porto. According to Geancarlo, & #8220; Community Based Tourism development projects are considered an important tool for income diversification in small farms. When it involves specific communities, such as Indigenous and Quilombola, Community-Based Tourism, besides diversifying income, has the ability to promote, in addition to their natural beauty, their culture and traditional way of life, ie the Promotion of Human Being & #8221 ;.

The Mamede Institute and WWF Brazil, thank and congratulate all the efforts of the community and partners who have joined the struggle for the construction of more sustainable territories and harmony with nature.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

III Meeting of Research, Extension and Dissemination of Conservation Units of Vão do Paranã and Surroundings

via AVA / ICMBio / MMA

The Vão do Paranã region is of high importance for the conservation of biodiversity and caves. In this region there are four federal and three state and one municipal conservation units. Since 2014 when the first meeting was held in the city of Mambaí the number of scientific research has increased significantly, there are still a number of studies conducted by different research projects that were developed about Vão do Paranã involving different educational institutions such as Federal University. de Goiás & #8211; UFG, University of Brasilia and Federal Institute Goiano Campus - Posse.

The main objective of this event is to increase the number of scientific researches, university extension works and good social and environmental practices in all Vão do Paranã UCs and surroundings, in order to allow the integration of the knowledge generated by them with special focus on the caves of the region. . At the same time, it is intended to disseminate all this knowledge generated to local society and other stakeholders. The Meeting hopes to increase the participation of APA's interior residents by encouraging the presentation of good practices (experience reports) adopted by local communities that contribute to nature conservation.

See the full article and more information on site from ICMBio!


SERVICE:

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Students
  • Local community
  • Other interested

CONFIRMED ACTIVITIES

  • EA Teacher Training
  • Exchange of knowledge on good practices for cerrado fruit processing
  • Buriti crafts
  • Organic Beekeeping or Olericulture
  • Young educates Young
  • Introduction to Caving focusing on tourist driving
  • Cerrado Seed Collection and Processing Workshop

WHEN

August 8-10, 2019 

AT WHERE

Mambaí & #8211; GO

PROGRAMMING

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • 29/07/2019 & #8211; Registration Deadline 
  • 08/08/2019 & #8211; Deadline for registration.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Project supported by IEB and CEPF Cerrado participates in Brazil Environmental Management Forum 2019

The project coordinator Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation UnitsLuiz Paulo Pinto, from the Ambiental Ltda. Team, participated in the Brazil Environmental Management Forum 2019 (FBGA 2019), held on June 26-28, in Campinas, SP. The FBGA was conceived by National Association of Municipalities of Environment - ANAMMA, for the meeting of public organizations from various spheres of government, non-governmental organizations and private companies. The purpose of the event is to discuss, exchange information and experience on various topics related to environmental management, especially at the municipal level.

The program of the second edition of the FBGA accounted for more than 6,000 participants and 30 simultaneous events in three days of event with lectures, seminars, workshops, debates, training, technical chambers, business roundtables, technology exhibitions and trade fair. It was about 500 municipal representatives including mayors, secretaries and municipal technicians. The event also had members of the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) and the National Front of Mayors (FNP).

Luiz Paulo Pinto participated in one of the panels of the session “Dialogues on Local Protected Areas - Provision of Information and Training for Municipalities”, organized by the project “Local Protected Areas”, known as APLocal. The purpose of this panel was to reflect on the capacity needs of municipalities to strengthen the management of local protected areas and the possible support of local technical cooperation. The results of the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units” supported by CEPF Cerrado were presented, including a report on the course on the creation and implementation of Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units, held in Goiânia, in early April of this year. year.

Project Protected Areas Local Session at the 2019 Brazil Environmental Management Forum. Photo: © Robson Khalaf / ICLEI South America.

APLocais is a project of the Ministry of Environment of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Ministry of Environment of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment of Peru. Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the project through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Implementation in the four countries is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHby ICLEI & #8211; Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The project aims to contribute to strengthening the environmental management and governance of local governments for biodiversity conservation in municipal protected areas and other conservation measures. THE Ambiental Ltda. it's the CEPF Cerrado are part of the APLocal Monitoring Group.

The session “Dialogues on Local Protected Areas & #8221; It also promoted debates on the adequacy of municipal protected areas, the law of the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the exchange of successful management cases and financing mechanisms for municipal protected areas and the launch of the second edition of Publication “ Roadmap for the Creation of Municipal Conservation Units ”.

The project Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units The objective of this study is to evaluate the scenario of the Cerrado municipal conservation units to strengthen local biodiversity protection policies, especially in the priority corridors of this region. hot spot. This project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Grande Sertão Veredas National Park turns 30 years old

by Renata Andrade Peña via WWF-Brasil

The landscape is spectacular: it comes when you least expect it. The water is abundant: they are paths out of sight, surrounding every corner you look at. Hundreds of endangered species survive, including the jaguar, the giant anteater and the maned wolf. All this rich biodiversity has been protected since April 12, 1989, when 84,000 hectares formed the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park in Minas Gerais. Today, the Park is 30 years old and the Cerrado thanks.

“It was very important that this Conservation Unit was created in a region of expansion of the agricultural frontier, with intense occupation of agribusiness. This protected area is very important for the Cerrado biodiversity and also for water resources. There the river Carinhanha is born. When it flows into the São Francisco River, old Chico increases its volume by 20%, ”explains Kolbe Soares, Conservation Analyst at WWF-Brazil.

Elson Barbosa dos Santos, guide in the Park, highlights the importance of the Cerrado's water resources and medicinal species, which are protected. & #8220; Below the park region is the Urucuia aquifer, very important for maintaining the region's rivers like Carinhana, Itaguari and so on. Thanks to the Park are also protected various medicinal species of the Sertão & #8221 ;.

Author: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

In 2004, the Grande Sertão Veredas Park was expanded to over 230,000 hectares, extending to the municipalities of Chapada Gaúcha, Formoso and Arinos in Minas Gerais and Cocos, Bahia. Thus, it is currently one of the largest parks in the Cerrado, ensuring, in addition to protecting hundreds of species of fauna and flora, the development of scientific research, environmental education, contact with nature, regional development on a sustainable basis and the preservation of traditional peoples, indigenous communities, their knowledge and culture.

The existence of this protected area is also an opportunity for sustainable development. "There is a huge potential for increasing ecotourism in the region for its beauty, the possibility of seeing the preserved Cerrado and also because of the culture of the people of the region and literature" says Kolbe Soares. “In the region, the Great Sertão Veredas Peoples Meeting is held annually in July. It is very important to conserve this cultural and social wealth ”, adds Soares.

& #8220; It is a great pleasure to talk about this UC because it is about the richness of biodiversity and also the history of the communities that still keep the cultural traditions of the people of the Sertão & #8221;

The Park was named after one of the most important Brazilian literary works, the novel “Grande Sertão: Veredas”, written in 1956 by João Guimarães Rosa. In the book, the Minas Gerais writer portrays with extreme sensitivity the regional reality. Guimarães Rosa is really right: “This is what this is about: you push back, but suddenly he comes around you again. Sertão is when least expected. ”

WWF-Brasil and the Grande Sertão Veredas National Park

Grande Sertão Veredas National Park is located in the north / northwest of Minas Gerais and southwest Bahia, covering an area of 231,668 hectares. Since 2010, WWF-Brasil has been developing the Sertões Project in the region, focusing on improving the management of protected areas, enhancing agro-extractive production chains with good agricultural practices. Most recently they supported the Park and Mosaic in partnership with the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

The work is carried out in partnership with the agro-extractive cooperatives and community associations of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, as well as other social and environmental non-governmental organizations and government agencies, such as the 12 prefectures of the region, as well as the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio ) and Minas Gerais State Forest Institute.

Last year, the construction of a cerrado and backyard fruit processing unit in the Peruaçu Center and the creation of the Peruaçu Valley Family and Agro-Extractors Cooperative were one of the most important actions. In addition, support was provided for the implementation of the Rural Environmental Registry in the region, which resulted in the registration of approximately 10,000 properties. Another highlight was the study of the effectiveness analysis of 69 state protected areas in Minas Gerais.

WWF-Brasil executes the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which aims to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic. This project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

See the article in site from WWF-Brasil!

Service
The municipality of Chapada Gaucha, Minas Gerais, ICMBio, Funatura, the Rosa and Sertão Institute and partners organize a three-day program - from April 11 to 13 & #8211; to celebrate the birthday. There will be various activities with the local community and visitors such as planting seedlings, hiking trails, video viewing and discussions.


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Rede Cerrado launches campaign for IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair

via Cerrado Network

IT'S ALL OR NOTHING!

The campaign for crowdfunding for the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People is in the air. Do you know why this meeting is important?

Held since 2001, the Cerrado People's Meeting and Fair is a great space for exchanging experiences and articulations in defense of the Biome and its peoples.

The ninth edition of the Meeting is an intense moment of mobilization and integration among various sectors and actors interested in defending the Cerrado and its peoples.

In addition to being a great celebration for the gathering of the diversity of the Cerrado peoples, it has become an important instrument for articulation and strengthening of peoples, as well as being a means of accessibility and discussion of public policies and the commercialization of Peoples' products. from the Cerrado.

For the Living Cerrado: Diversities, Territories and Democracy. This will be the theme of the ninth edition of the Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair. Opening on September 11, Cerrado National Day, the Meeting and Fair will be held in Brasilia until September 14 and will be a space for debates, reflections and exchanges of experiences on the reality of the biome and the challenges faced by the peoples and traditional communities that inhabit the Cerrado.

It was to raise complementary funds for the event, that the Cerrado Network launches a crowdfunding campaign so that anyone fighting for the conservation of the Cerrado and its people can collaborate with the construction of the meeting.

Who organizes the Cerrado People Meeting and Fair?

The Cerrado Network! A collective of organizations that brings together 54 formally affiliated organizations and about three hundred organizations participating in the activities of the Network.

We count on your support!

See more details of the collective funding for the IX Cerrado Peoples Meeting and Fair at the link and be part of this great solidarity network: https://benfeitoria.com/encontroefeirapovosdocerrado

 


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

The 2nd National Protected Areas Mosaic Workshop is held in Brasilia

Today began in Brasilia the II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics, which continues until June 13 gathering some representatives of the recognized mosaics in the country. There are currently 25 recognized mosaics in Brazil, 16 at the federal level and 9 at the state level. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado), with the support of International Institute of Education of Brazil It provides resources for conservation projects in the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic region, which is located in the northern region of Minas Gerais.

The II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics aims to contribute to the exchange, conceptual discussions, legal basis and proposing guidelines that aim to expand the advances of territorial management tools for protected areas, at conservation and in the promotion of dsustainable developmentIt also outlines strategies for joint action by the public authorities, civil society and the third sector. The event is organized by Protected Area Mosaic Network (REMAP), which aims to unite the efforts of individuals and public, private and collective organizations to strengthen nature conservation initiatives and the promotion of human well-being and quality of life in and around protected territories. The meeting also has the support of the International Institute of Education of Brazil (LEB) / CEPF Cerrado, WWF-Brazil, Victoria Amazonia Foundation (FVA), WCS-Brazil, Institute, Society, Population and Society (ISPN); Pro-Natura Foundation (FUNATURA), Biotropic Institute, Conservation International (CI), SOS Atlantic Forest, Imaflora, Terra-Mar Project and Brazilian Biosphere Reserve Network, among others.

II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics. Photo: Claudia Sachetto / IEB Collection

THE programming This first day was focused on the panels, which involved topics such as overview of Mosaics and Biosphere Reserves, use of natural resources, integrated protection and social opportunities. Starting tomorrow, the meeting will continue with some panel discussions, working in biome-themed groups and in plenary sessions.

More information on the websites of WWF-Brazil and Imaflora!

Write it down:

II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics

When: From June 11th to 13th, from 8am

Where: LBV ParlaMundi Building, Brasilia

How much: Free access


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Approved in Goiás the first internal regulation of a quilombo in Brazil

Quilombo Kalunga Association Initiative to Model Other Quilombola Communities

by Quilombo Kalunga Association

THE Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK) completed in May the elaboration of the bylaws, a pioneer project at the national level. O rules of procedure for the environmental and territorial management of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage (SHPCK), for the recognition of Kalunga ancestry and ancestry, and for the exploitation of tourism in the territory. SHPCK is considered the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 261,999.69 hectares, and is located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in Goiás.

Vilmar de Souza Costa opens the Assembly of Representatives of the Kalunga Communities to draw up the Rules of Procedure of the Quilombo Kalunga Association. Photo: Maria Lúcia Godinho / AQK Collection.

From March 18 to May 12, 14 assemblies were held, involving all 39 Kalunga communities and attended by over 1,000 people. In these meetings were discussed the most important points that, according to those present, should be contained in the bylaws, were voted by them and approved the contents. In these assemblies the creation of a AQK Representative Council, a collegiate made up of three representatives from each local community, who became part of the board of the Quilombo Kalunga Association.

From May 23rd to 26th, the Assembly of Representatives elected at the community meetings was held at the Kalunga Cavalcante Association. These were moments of intense debate of each article and paragraph, and finally approved.

According Vilmar Souza Costa, president of the Quilombo Kalunga Association, the bylaws are of essential importance to regulate the relations existing within the territory, always respecting the customs, knowledge and traditions of the Kalunga people. “The creation of our regiment is yet another demonstration of the Kalunga people's ability to organize, defend and manage their territory. We collectively and participatively build our own standards, which will be followed by all our people, ”says Costa.

Maria Aparecida Mato, Executive Director of CONAQ - National Coordination of Quilombola Rural Black Communities in Brazil - participated in one of the 14 assemblies and praised the importance of the norms and culture of a quilombola people being put on paper as a written and concrete proof of all that is established. “This is the first quilombo in Brazil to create an internal regiment.. It is an example and a model that will be followed by several other quilombola communities in Brazil, ”he reveals.

Geoprocessing and preservation in assemblies

Another theme of the assemblies was the project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Historical and Cultural Heritage Site Kalunga & #8211; SHPCK ”, fostered by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, from the acronym in English to Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and with support from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)The project aims to know in depth the reality of Kalunga communities, use geoprocessing technology to map the territory in detail, promote SHPCK occupation in a more sustainable way and make Kalunga internationally recognized as advocates of biodiversity conservation. .

Representing CEPF / IEB, Michael Jackson speaks on the importance of organizing the Kalunga people to carry out environmental and territorial management. Photo: Maria Lúcia Godinho / AQK Collection.

Since January the survey has been carried out and the socioeconomic register SHPCK residents, with the goal of participation of all 1,500 quilombola families. After the survey, the field surveys will be associated with the cartographic base and the thematic mapping performed through geoprocessing and remote sensing. There will also be a cadastral survey of mining activities, illegal logging and predatory fishing, and tourist attractions.

The assemblies also focused on the mobilization of quilombola families on the importance of biodiversity conservation all over the territory. For this, they were made 4,000 calendars, which were delivered to Kalunga houses, as well as people and strategic locations in the municipalities of Alto Paraíso, Cavalcante, Campos Belos, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás. Banners were also made, set in all municipal, state and private schools. in the five municipalities.

According to the previous survey made by the Association, there are 19 locally threatened species found in the region. Conservation target species were prioritized according to the degree of threat criterion, focused on species facing extremely high risk of extinction in nature, requiring urgent conservation actions.

About Quilombo Kalunga Association

The Quilombo Kalunga Association is a non-profit, non-profit civil organization founded in October 1999. It is formed by the Kalunga Associations of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre, Teresina and Engenho II, as well as Epotecampo. She represents the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 262 thousand hectares of land. The Association promotes the defense of interest of all communities formed by residents of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site (SHPCK), scattered between the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás, and represent them in all instances. legal and administrative

More information:

Phone: (62) 3494-1062

Email: aqkalunga@gmail.com

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How important is the Cerrado for global biodiversity?

Cerrado It is the largest hotspot in the Western Hemisphere, covering over 2 million km² in Brazil and smaller parts (around 1%) of Bolivia and Paraguay. The Cerrado biome is the second largest biome in South America, covering an area of 2,039,386 km², 24% of Brazil.

 

 

Recognized as a hot spot global biodiversity, the Cerrado stands out for its abundance of endemic species, housing approximately 12,070 cataloged native plant species, of which 34,9% (4,208) are endemic¹. The Cerrado contains 13.4% of all plant species in the neotropical region and 1.5% of all plant species in the world. The great diversity of habitats results in remarkable transitions between different vegetation types. A total of 251 species of mammals live in the Cerrado, along with rich avifauna, which comprises 856 species. The diversity of fish (800 species), reptiles (262 species) and amphibians (204 species) is also high. For these reasons, in biological terms, the Cerrado is considered one of the richest tropical savanna regions in the world².

Mauritia flexuosa, buriti / © Bento Viana. ISPN Collection

In addition to its environmental specificities, the Cerrado It also has great social importance. Many people depend on the natural resources that the biome offers to survive with quality of life, including indigenous groups, quilombolas, generators, riverine and babaçu coconut breakers, which are part of Brazil's historical and cultural heritage and share traditional knowledge of biodiversity. More than 220 species are known for medicinal use and many native fruits are regularly consumed by locals and sold in urban centers such as pequi (Caryocar brasiliense Cambess.), Buriti (Mauritania flexuosa Lf), mangaba (Hancornia speciosa Gomes), Cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica (Mart.) DC.), Bacupari (Salacia crassifolia (Mart. Ex Schult.) G.Don), araticum (Annona crassiflora Mart.) And baru (Dipteryx alata Vogel).

However, numerous species of plants and animals are threatened or at risk of extinction. It is estimated that 20% of native and endemic species are not protected by any of the legal protected areas and at least 339 species of animals that occur in the Cerrado are threatened with extinction, according to official lists. After the Atlantic Forest, the Cerrado is the Brazilian biome that suffered the most from human occupation. It is this combination of conditions, high biodiversity and high degree of threat from habitat loss that has made these two biomes a priority for investment in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services.

Despite the threats, knowledge about the biodiversity Cerrado has evolved significantly in the last decade. However, many gaps that still exist suggest the need for greater investments in inventories and studies for different biological groups³. Research shows that between 1998 and 2008, 1,300 new vertebrate species were described by scientists in Brazil4. Of these, 347 vertebrate species were found in Cerrado sites, 222 new fish species, 40 amphibians, 57 reptiles and 27 mammals. These revealing numbers reinforce the colossal biological relevance of the Cerrado.

Merganser / © Marcelo Ismar Santana. Amada Terra Institute Collection

With these data we have no doubt about the biological importance from the Cerrado. The size of this hotspot, the complexity of its environmental heterogeneity, the high levels of species endemism and the imminent threats pose a major challenge regarding the conservation of its biodiversity and ecosystem services, as well as the promotion of more sustainable development in the region. , including inhabitants living in close contact with nature.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership FundIt has been working since 2000 to ensure the participation and contribution of civil society in the conservation of some of the world's biologically rich but currently threatened ecosystems. The goal is to promote conservation in high priority biological areas and on a landscape scale. In 2013, the the CEPF Donor Council selected the Cerrado as one of the priority hotspots Priorities for conservation promotion investments between 2016 and 2021. To ensure that the CEPF strategy has a significant impact on biodiversity conservation in the hotspot, some investments focus on certain priority species and regions. In this sense, CEPF Cerrado works with a specific support line for the protection of threatened species in the hotspot, where six priority species among the 1,593 considered vulnerable or irreplaceable species were selected for investments. Learn about the species and projects that work to support their protection and conservation in the Cerrado:

Class Family Species Project
Magnoliopside Cactaceae Uebelmannia buiningii Ecology and recovery of Uebelmannia buiningiiJurumi Institute
Magnoliopside Fabaceae Dimorphandra wilsonii (wilson's faveiro) Handling and protection of wilson's faveiro – Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanic Foundation
Birds Columbidae Columbina cyanopis (Plateau Roller) Saving the plateau roller and its unique habitat in the CerradoSAVE Brasil
Birds Thraupidae Sporophila maximiliani (pointed) Reintroduction of bicudo in key areas for the conservation of the CerradoAriramba Institute
Birds Anatidae Mergus octosetaceus (Merganser) Avoiding the Merganser Extinction Amada Terra Institute
Amphibia Hylidae Phyllomedusa / Pithecopus ayeaye Conservation of Pithecopus ayeaye, related species and their ecosystemsAraguaia Institute

 

Columbina cyanopis, Plateau Roller / © Ciro Albano. SAVE Brazil Collection

For the Cerrado, these six species which are highly threatened globally and have a National Action Plan (PAN), or are part of a regional, have been prioritized for CEPF investments. Through coordination with the National Action Plan Support Groups (GAPANs), priority actions established in the NAPs related to these priority species were identified. CEPF funding has also sought to support the implementation of these actions, especially those related to habitat management and protection. CEPF Cerrado's main objective is to improve the conservation status of these species.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund CEPF Cerrado it's the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) work to contribute to the protection of these species and the conservation of the Cerrado by supporting projects in different regions of the biome. This support provides incentives for expansion and creation of protected areas, protection of endangered species, support for restoration and environmental monitoring, among others. The goal is to promote conservation in high priority biological areas and on a landscape scale. From this perspective, CEPF identifies and supports a regional approach, involving a wide range of public and private institutions to address conservation needs through coordinated efforts. CEPF is a joint program of the French Agency for Development, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Fund (GEF), the Government of Japan and the World Bank to provide funding for the protection of unique and endangered ecosystems - known. also as priority hotspots of biodiversity.

Learn more about our actions in the Cerrado in http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/lista-projetos/!


Text taken from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. 2017. Ecosystem profile: Cerrado biodiversity hotspot. Org. Sawyer, D. et al., Brasilia, DF: Supernova.

References:

ORFORZZA, RC et al. New Brazilian floristic list highlights conservation challenges. Bioscience, Oxford, v. 62, p. 39-45, 2012.

²MITTERMEIER, RA et al. Hotspots revisited: Earth's biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecoregions. Washington, DC: Cemex, 2004.

³ SON-SON, J. et al. Evolution of knowledge and conservation of the Brazilian Cerrado. In: DINIZ, IR et al. (Org.). Cerrado: quantitative scientific knowledge as a subsidy for conservation actions. Brasilia: Thesaurus, 2010. p. 13-31.

4CAVALCANTI, RB et al. Thick. In: SCARANO, FR et al. (Org.). Brazilian biomes: portraits of a plural country. Rio de Janeiro: House of the Word; CI, 2012. p. 56-91.

 

Urban Municipal Conservation Units in the Cerrado

by Luiz Paulo Pinto, Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversity Ltda.

At municipal conservation units constitute one of the pillars of the strategies for biodiversity conservation of the Cerrado by playing a key role in connecting the natural landscape, protecting populations of native fauna and flora species, and maintaining essential environmental services for the population such as water supply, heatwave moderation, and providing spaces for recreation and recreation, just to name a few. At the same time, protected areas are getting closer to urban environments, and the strong pressure of the urbanization process and the needs of large city populations across the country amplify the challenges for reconciling biodiversity protection and development. urban infrastructure with its social, economic and environmental implications.

Course participants & #8220; Creation and management of urban municipal conservation units in Cerrado & #8221; in Goiânia (GO). Photo: Environmental Collection 44 Ltda.

For this, it is essential to have trained personnel in the creation and management of an integrated network of protected spaces maintained by municipalities. This was the purpose of the course. “Creation and Management of Cerrado Urban Conservation Units”, which took place in April, in Goiânia, GO. The conceptual, technical and legal aspects that underlie the planning and implementation of municipal conservation units, based on an integrated view of the territory and participatory management, were addressed. The training explored the main practical challenges of the process of setting up municipal conservation units in the urban and periurban context with a vision of the new agenda on biodiversity and sustainable cities. Participants included city and state managers, NGOs, self-employed professionals and members of the academy. The course was a partnership between Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversidade Ltda., MvB Consultores Associados Ltda. it's the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG), linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), and was taught by urban architect and environmentalist Miguel von Behr, master in urban and regional planning with extensive experience in conservation units in various regions of Brazil.

The initiative was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), the National Association of Municipalities of the Environment (ANAMMA), the Goiana Association of Municipalities (AGM), the Municipal Environment Agency of Goiânia, and the project “Protected Areas and other conservation measures based on areas at the government level. local ”. This initiative, also known as “Local Protected Areas” (https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/69389.html) is a project of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) of Colombia, Ministry of Environment (MAE) of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment (MINAM) of Peru. Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the project through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Implementation in the four countries is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHby ICLEI & #8211; Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Knowing the Municipal Conservation Units

The course was part of the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units”, which aims to measure the representativeness and importance of municipal conservation units for the protection of biodiversity and environmental services in the Cerrado. Given that conservation takes place at the local scale, greater visibility of municipal protected areas can strengthen an official local protection agenda, highlighting and stimulating the development of capacities and financial resources to improve the effectiveness of existing units, and stimulate the expansion of the area and the number of protected spaces managed by the municipalities.

The project is supported and funded by CEPF Cerrado, which is a fund created to support biodiversity conservation actions and projects, especially by civil society organizations, in regions of high biological importance in the world. The Fund is partnered by international institutions - French Development Agency, International Conservation, European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan and World Bank. In Brazil, CEPF is implemented by the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), a Brazilian institution dedicated to training and training people, as well as strengthening organizations in the areas of natural resource management, environmental and territorial management and other sustainability-related topics. To learn more about CEPF Cerrado, visit: http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/

 

For more information:

Luiz Paulo Pinto, Environmental 44 Information and Projects on Biodiversity Ltda., E-mail: luizpaulopinto10@gmail.com; cel. (31) 98209-8989

Miguel von Behr, MvB Consultores Associados Ltda., E-mail: miguelvonbehr2@gmail.com; cel. (61) 99840-734

 

Ambiental 44 Information and Projects in Biodiversidade Ltda. - Company based in Belo Horizonte, MG, with the objective of providing services and technical advice on projects for creation, management and management of protected areas, regional planning for biodiversity conservation, training and social mobilization, among other topics related to conservation and sustainability. .

MvB Consultores Associados Ltda. - The company, based in Brasilia, DF, specializes in coordinating training courses for the management of protected areas throughout the country.

LAPIG (Laboratory of Image Processing and Geoprocessing) - Linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG), since 1994 LAPIG offers disciplines of remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems for different courses and institutes of UFG, besides having strong performance in research linked to teaching and extension activities.


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Projects supported by IEB and CEPF Cerrado presented their results at the Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing

From April 14 to 17 it was held in the city of Santos & #8211; SP o XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Among the various activities of the Symposium, we highlight the Thematic Session entitled “Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS): Sensors and Applications”, Coordinated by the partners of CEPF Cerrado, Gustavo Manzon Nunes, from the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT) and Dr. Manuel Eduardo Ferreira, from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) / LAPIG. In addition to the lectures of Dr. Gustavo and Manuel, the session was attended by Eben Broadbent (USA, University of Florida) and Victória González-Dugo (Spain, IAC / CSIC, Córdoba), who presented research results using sensors. LiDAR, hyperspectral, multispectral and thermal drone-embedded, and address the main processing techniques and algorithms used for mapping and decision making.

Lecture by Dr. Gustavo Nunes at the XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Photo: LabSensoR collection.

Dr. Gustavo coordinates the project “Chapada dos Guimarães Corridor Water Resources Mapping” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). At the event, Gustavo presented preliminary results obtained using satellite data, digital cameras and multispectral sensors integrated in Unmanned Aerial Platforms (RPAS), aiming at the mapping and diagnosis of water resources and wetlands (Veredas, Campos Humidos, Brejos , etc.) in 3 key areas for biodiversity (KBAs) in the Chapada dos Guimarães Corridor (Chapada dos Guimarães National Park-PNCG). In summary, his research aims to identify and delimit areas of veredas and map invasive species, based on data of very high spatial and spectral resolution, and contribute to ICMBio managers, who will assist in the Integrated Fire Management Plan of PNCG.

Dr. Manuel who coordinates the project “Cerrado Knowledge Platform”, which is run by the Laboratory of Image Processing and Geoprocessing (LAPIG) and also supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB, presented the preliminary results of its research carried out in the Rio Vermelho River Basin (GO), which includes the use of of multiple aerial platforms (multi-rotor and fixed wing) equipped with different imaging sensors, aiming to record biophysical / allometric measurements of the Cerrado biome. In another SBSR session, focused on “New Database Platforms”Manuel presented the lecture “Cerrado Knowledge Platform: A Management Proposal for a Critical and Threatened Biome”, demonstrating the importance of this project as a way to aggregate and disseminate geographic information about the Cerrado, generated by numerous projects, many of which are supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB.

Dr. Manuel Ferrerira participated in the XIX Brazilian Symposium on Remote Sensing (SBSR). Photo: LAPIG collection.

The LabSensoR & #8211; Remote Sensing and Geotechnology Laboratory It is coordinated by Dr. Gustavo Manzon Nunes, associate professor at the Faculty of Forestry Engineering of the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá Campus. LabSensoR is associated with the National Institute of Science and Technology in Wetlands (INAU / CNPq-UFMT) and conducts research related to mapping and analysis of wetlands. Geotechnology research is carried out in the laboratory, with emphasis on the use of fixed wing and multi-engine Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Analyzes are also developed involving digital image processing, RADAR digital data processing, vegetation spectral behavior, digital classification through hyperspectral techniques, geoprocessing analysis, geographic information systems, environmental analysis and land use planning.

The Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG) It is linked to the Institute of Social and Environmental Studies (IESA) of the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). Its activities began in 1994 and have since contributed to the elaboration of several monographs, dissertations and theses, as well as offering remote sensing, digital cartography and geographic information systems. In 2010, they initiated the “#8220; Geocourses” & #8221; an extension project offering short and medium-term geotechnology courses offered to the wider community. The research is an important front for the production and / or organization of geographic and documentary data for territorial and environmental monitoring of Brazilian biomes and their natural and anthropic landscapes.


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WWF-Brasil will promote course for creation of conservation and conflict management units of Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic

WWF-Brasil under the project Strengthening of integral territorial management in the specially protected areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic will promote the course & #8220; Creation of conservation and conflict management units in the protected areas of the Sertão-Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic & #8221;, between the days May 21st and 24th (2019) at the SESC de Januária, Minas Gerais. The workload will be 24 hours.

The project that is executed by WWF-Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Its purpose is to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic.

The programming includes conceptual aspects of the conservation units, lectures on land use conflicts in the Mosaic and a technical visit to the Salustrian Ecological and Cultural Urban Municipal Park, in São João das Missões (MG).

For more information, contact the WWF-Brazil!


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What is an RPPN? Private Reserve of Natural Heritage

by Yuri Salmona, Instituto Cerrados

Protecting ecosystems is a task for everyone, not just the state. Rural Owners play an important role in this task, because before being an agricultural producer they are unconditionally natural resource managers. I say this because the farmer depends on climate, soil nutrients, pollination, availability and water quality among many other ecosystem services. So protecting the natural environments that protect these services must be natural to the landowner, and some, more involved and aware of these issues, protect areas beyond their legal reserves, they create Private Natural Heritage Reserves, RPPNs.

These reserves are Sustainable Use Conservation Units, where the owner himself takes the initiative to protect a particular area of his property so that tourism, research, education and conservation can be done. These areas are exempt from Rural Territorial Tax (ITR) and are state-sponsored, being priorities in actions supported by the Chico Mendes Conservation Institute (ICMBio). In addition, owners have numerous opportunities to monetize these areas, with different activities, ranging from eco-tourism, research support, gastronomy and the Rural Environmental Credit (CRA), all these and other points will be covered in other posts.

The Cerrado It has over 251 RPPNs, totaling more than 170,000 hectares and this is equivalent to 24% of the country's RPPNs. The Cerrados Institute invests efforts in the creation of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and actions to promote the Sustainable Use of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) since 2009, having already created 7 Reserves in the project Pyrenees Mountain Protection Mosaic, supported by the Barriguda and Headwaters Stream Association of Rio das Almas (ACBCR) and sponsored by Nature and Culture International (NCI).

To know the project go to cerrados.org. You can also create your own Reserve and we can help you! Contact us through our website!

The Cerrados Institute is a non-governmental organization focused on the conservation and sustainable uses of Cerrado, founded in 2009.


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Meeting promotes strengthening of Municipal Environmental Councils in Mato Grosso do Sul

The project Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAS, which is run by Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Its objective is to strengthen the Municipal Environment Councils (COMDEMAs) to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals.

In order to empower the council on conservation issues to propose public policies for the protection and conservation of the Cerrado, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil in partnership with WWF-Brazil and Mamede Institute, will promote next Monday (13)at 8.30 am '1st Meeting of Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor COMDEMAS' at Sebrae, located on Cel. Pilad Rebua, 2480, in Bonito, MS. Interim Executive Superintendent of the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil, Rodolfo Portela Souza, reports that “the intention is to promote the strengthened and integrated action of the representatives of the Municipal Environment Councils of the municipalities inserted in the Miranda-Serra da Bodoquena Corridor; so that they can contribute to the fulfillment of global goals for the conservation of the Cerrado biome ”. During the event, Carlos Alexandre Silva, president of National Federation of Environment Councils (FECONDEMA), will give the lecture 'Importance of Environment Councils in Municipal Environmental Management - Environment Fund as a Resource for Effective Public Policies - Atlantic Forest Municipal Plan as a Guideline for Sustainability of Local Biomes'.

The project activities Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAS started in 2018. Since then, 72 people have been mobilized by actions in the municipalities that are part of the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor and have an incidence on biomes Cerrado, Pantanal and Atlantic Forest in Mato Grosso do Sul. The first action organized by (COMDEMAS) was to make a diagnosis on the legal status of the councils in the municipalities covered by the project. Rodolfo Portela Souza reports that these surveys were conducted through the promotion of participatory methodologies, as well as the training of counselors, aiming to level the knowledge based on positive actions for the conservation and management of the Cerrado in the Project's region of operation. “The result is being positive. During this period we were able to train and strengthen the councils that were already active, revive some that were inactive and start the mobilization process for the creation of these councils in municipalities that do not have this collective ”, he explains.

See the full article on site of the Journal Now MS!

For more information, contact the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil!


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Workshop on production and marketing of agro-extractive products from the Cerrado

The project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaicwhich is performed by WWF-Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Its purpose is to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic.

In order to underline the importance of sustainable extraction of sociobiodiversity Cerrado, a traditional practice already widespread in the biome and one of the main alternatives to maintain “Cerrado standing”, WWF-Brazil in partnership with the Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN), Central Cooperative of the Cerrado, with support from CEPF Cerrado and International Institute of Education of Brazil, will hold the Cerrado Socio-Biodiversity Products Production and Marketing Workshop.

THE workshop aims to identify and give visibility to the contributions of different approaches to the development of Cerrado productive chains, in order to overcome challenges and articulate with the public authorities, besides starting a process of reflection, knowledge exchange and learning in the aspects related to “Production and Marketing” of agro-extractive products. The workshop will also be a space for organizing discussion forums for integration with the programming of the IX Meeting and Fair of the Cerrado People.

 

Contacts:

kolbesantos@wwf.org.br

luis@centraldocerrado.org.br

rodrigo@ispn.org.br


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Elected new directive coordination of Cerrado Network

On May 7th and 8th, entities of the Cerrado Network were gathered in Brasilia to carry out the VIII General Assembly, which elected a new directive coordination, which will take over the work until 2021.

The Interstate Movement of Coconut Babassu Breakers (MIQCB), representing Maria do Socorro Teixeira Lima, follows the general coordination of Rede Cerrado, with the substitution of Hiparidi Top & #8217; shooting, which represents the Mobilization of Cerrado Indigenous Peoples (MOPIC), and in the financial administrative coordination are the representatives of FUNATURE and MUPAN. O Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) It is among the entities that will make up the collegiate coordination, which assists the directive coordination.

VII General Assembly of the Cerrado Network

In addition to the election, the Assembly also aimed to evaluate the performance of Rede Cerrado in 2018 and to plan activities for this year, such as the Cerrado People's Meeting and Fair.

See the full article on site from the Cerrado Network.

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The network runs the project Fortified Network, Cerrado Preserves (REFORCE), which aims to broaden the political impact of the Cerrado Network in the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies related to the promotion of sustainable development with respect to the rights of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities. This project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

The fruits of the Cerrado available in São Paulo

By Renata Andrada Peña via WWF-Brasil

From now on, cassava flour, sesame, monkey pepper, indaiá coconut flour and two varieties of pestle rice are now part of the set of products regularly offered in the biomes box, opened in 2016 at the Pinheiros Municipal Market, in Sao Paulo. They combine with baru nuts, saffron, jatoba flour, honey, jabuticaba jelly and pequi, among others. Cerrado delights also available for sale in the state capital.

The news has just been released by Kalunga families (Brazil's largest Quilombola territory, located in Goiás, in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region), The Atá Institute and the Cerrado Central, with the support of WWF-Brazil, the Banco do Brasil Foundation and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). All new products are the result of cultivation and agro-extractivism in the Cerrado and are part of the gastronomic culture of traditional quilombola peoples.

The products are marketed by Cerrado Central, a nonprofit cooperative center established in Brasilia and composed of 35 community organizations from seven Brazilian states (MA, TO, PA, MG, MS, MT and GO) that develop productive activities based on the sustainable use of the biome's biodiversity. The Cerrado has the potential to harness more than 200 different kinds of native plants, according to research from the University of Brasilia (UnB).

Buriti

According to Luis Carraza, coordinator of the Cerrado Central, this partnership with WWF-Brasil was very important and served to strengthen and expand the production and marketing of native Cerrado products. “Through this support, specific work has been done with our affiliated organizations to prioritize some of the Cerrado fruit production chains such as pequi, baru and jatobá, in order to guarantee production stocks that can supply the consumer market. which is increasing considerably each year, ”says Carraza.

In addition to promoting the dissemination and insertion of sustainable use products in local markets, regional and international & #8211; export of pequi to Japan, chestnut from baru to the United States and handicrafts of Golden grass for France & #8211; Cerrado Central is also a center for the dissemination of information, exchange and technical support for communities in improving their production, organizational and management processes.

WWF-Brazil has been supporting the Cerrado Central since 2018 with actions focused on sustainable plant extractivism of the fruits of the biome and in structuring and strengthening the productive chains of native fruits. This project is supported by WWF-France, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and the Humanize Institute.

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Anyone who wants to be surprised by the delights of the Cerrado should visit the box biomes:
Pedro Cristi Street, 89
Pinheiros Municipal Market
Box of Biomes (BOX 28)
Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm

 

WWF-Brasil executes the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which aims to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Mosaic. This project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

Cerrado: territorial strategies and perspectives for the coming years

via Rede Cerrado

II Cerrado Network Territories Workshop will be attended by representatives of traditional Biome peoples and communities who will have direct dialogue with the government and the Federal Public Prosecution Service

Continuing the process of debate on the territorial rights of traditional peoples and communities started last year, on May 8th and 9th, the Cerrado Network will gather representatives of indigenous, quilombolas, babassu coconut breakers, gerizeiros, raizeiras, extratvisitas, among other traditional peoples of the Biome, in Brasilia (DF), for direct dialogue with the government and the Federal Public Prosecution Service to debate perspectives and outline joint strategies for the coming years.

If in 2018 the dialogues have given birth to new ways of securing these territories, now strategies will be thought and mapped against the conjuncture already established by the current federal management.

The Cerrado, besides being currently the most threatened biome in Brazil, according to data from the Campo 2018 Conflict Book of the Pastoral Land Commission, was the region that suffered most from the expulsion of families from the camp. The registered increase from 2017 to 2018 was more than 14 thousand percent.

Dialogue table with federal government and MPF

As part of the programming of the II Cerrado Network Territories Workshop, next Wednesday, May 08, there will be a table of dialogues with representatives of the current administration of the federal government regarding topics such as: regularization of territories, public policies extinction of instances of social participation.

In addition to representatives of traditional Cerrado peoples and communities, the act will be attended and attended by Professor and Researcher Alfredo Wagner, representatives of the 6th Coordination and Review Chamber of the Federal Public Prosecution Service (MPF), and the Federal Prosecutor of Citizen, Deborah Duprat.

The activity, entitled as Dialogue Table on Traditionally Occupied Territories, is a joint action between the Cerrado Network, the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities (CNPCT) and the Federal Public Prosecution Service, in conjunction with the Articulation in Defense of Traditionally Occupied Land. The activity will be broadcast live on MPF TV.

Already on Thursday, the 9th, the work continues at the Divine Master Institute, also in Brasilia, with the objective of integrating actions and strengthening joint strategies with other organizations and collectives.

Cerrado Network General Assembly

Next week, on May 6th and 7th, Rede Cerrado will also hold its General Assembly whose mission will be to elect the new general coordination of the entity for the next three years. At the opportunity, representatives of organizations associated with the Cerrado Network will be present.

Cerrado Network General Assembly held in May 2018 / Cerrado Network Collection.

 

The Cerrado Network

Composed of more than 50 associated civil society entities, Rede Cerrado works to promote sustainability, in defense of the conservation of the Cerrado and its peoples. Indirectly, the Cerrado Network brings together more than 300 organizations that identify with the social and environmental cause of the biome.

We are represented by indigenous people, quilombolas, babassu coconut breakers, ebb, bottom and pasture, artisanal fishers, generators, extractivists, veredeiros, caatingueros, always alive flower pickers and family farmers.

The Cerrado Network also acts strategically in various social and environmental public spaces to propose, monitor and evaluate public projects, programs and policies that concern the Cerrado and its peoples.

Look matter on the website of Rede Cerrado!

Contact for press and interviews
Communication Advisory Cerrado Network
Thays Puzzi
comunicacao@redecerrado.org.br
(61) 9 8116-4747 (WhatsApp)


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New population of plateau dove was discovered in Cerrado

original text by Margaret Sessa-Hawkins / BirdLife International

In February 2019, the staff of SAVE Brasil (Representative of BirdLife in Brazil) began to hear exciting reports from members of the communities surrounding the Botumirim State Park in the state of Minas Gerais.

The community reported sighting of Columbina cyanopis (Critically Endangered), a species popularly known as a plateau, outside where the bird used to be found. The SAVE Brasil team was both excited and skeptical. One of the rarest birds in the world, the plateau roller was considered extinct for 75 years, before 14 individuals were seen in the wild in 2015. A new population, even small, would mean increased genetic diversity, and would also point to the possibility of more undiscovered individuals in nature.

On March 14, 2019, a team went looking for the birds. The birds were seen within the limits of the Botumirim State Park, about 5 kilometers from where the known population currently lives. The team searched the birds over five independent transects, playing call recordings to attract the birds.

After 45 minutes, the team search was rewarded. They spotted a pair of plateau doves while a nearby male sang. For the next three hours, the team spotted a fourth bird in the area. The sighting of the four new individuals represented a 26% increase over the previously known population.

Highland Roller. Photo: Ciro Albano / SAVE Brazil Collection

& #8220; Those working in nature conservation are generally very hardy, but it is difficult to look for rare species such as the plateau dove in a habitat that looks perfect for him and not find him there & #8221; says Marcelo Lisita, assistant After a year of looking at different locations without finding new individuals, it was with great excitement that we saw these few in a new area. ”

THE discovery of plateau dove was significant beyond its importance for the bird population. Since the discovery of the original population in 2015, SAVE Brasil has been working closely with neighboring communities to raise awareness about the bird. In early 2018, SAVE opened the reserve for visitors where birds are found. Since then, they have been working to try to ensure that communities benefit from ecotourism. Having a community member reporting a sighting shows that these outreach efforts are successful.

Despite the new population, the outlook for the plateau roller is still unclear, so SAVE is doing everything possible to increase the chance of survival of the species. In January 2018, with the support of Rainforest trust, the organization was able to buy a small plot of land where the bird was originally found, forming the Rolinha do Planalto Nature Reserve. Reserve visits are strictly controlled and need to be scheduled in advance through SAVE. On July 6 of the same year, the local government established approximately 36,000 hectares of protected land, creating Botumirim State Park, which overlaps the SAVE reserve and expands the total protected area.

Recent research on the turtledove has given us reason to be hopeful. So far, eight nests were found, although only one puppy ran away. With the discovery of the new population, the team also renewed its efforts to look for other places where the plateau can be found. Out of the four individuals reported by community members, they have had no luck, but they are not losing hope. There are still many places to visit.

THE SAVE Brasil execute the project Saving the plateau roller and its unique habitat in the Cerrado with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).


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1st Meeting of Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor COMDEMAS

The project Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAS, which is run by Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Its objective is to strengthen the Municipal Environment Councils (COMDEMAs) to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals.

In order to empower the council on conservation issues in order to propose public policies aimed at the protection and conservation of the Cerrado, the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil will promote the 1st Meeting of Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor COMDEMAS, in day May 13, 2019 Starting at 8:30 am Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul. For more information, please contact the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil!


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Timbira People Articulation for PNGATI implementation

via Indigenist Work Center

In partnership with Wyty Catë Association of Timbira Maranhão and Tocantins Communities, The Indian Work Center has just started the project “Timbira People Articulation for PNGATI implementation”, Which aims to foster the implementation of the National Policy for Environmental and Territorial Management of Indigenous Lands (PNGATI) in the Cerrado, through the consolidation of a Timbira indigenous network. This network aims to reinforce the role of these peoples and their territories as important areas for conservation of natural resources and associated socio-biodiversity. The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Timbira Ritual / CTI Collection

In February, CTI began planning with the Wyty Cate Association, consolidating the calendar of activities for 2019. The first field activity has already been held at the Kanela and Pigs Indigenous Lands, with productive dialogues on the environmental and territorial management of those territories, on the political articulation of indigenous organizations and on the formation of young Timbira, which will soon take place within the scope of the project. The next rounds of meetings across the Timbira territories are scheduled to take place in the IT villages Kraholândia, Krikati, Governor, Apinajé and Geralda Toco Preto.

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Project Focus: Buriti - Income Generation for Youth and Women, Conservation of Veredas and Chapadas

Vereda is a type of Cerrado vegetation that is surrounded by typical fields, usually humid, with the presence of palm buriti (Mauritania flexuosa). This type of ecosystem ensures humidity even in dry periods, making it a refuge for fauna and flora.

The project Buriti & #8211; income generation for young people and women, conservation of Veredas and Chapadaswhich is run by Family Farmers and Agro-Extractives Cooperative Grande Sertão Ltda., and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) It works in the conservation of the Veredas, through the generation of work and income with the traditional peoples and communities of northern Minas Gerais, especially young people and women, who often take the lead in work involving agroextractivism and the processing of products.

Know the history of Zenita farmer and farmer, which owns a property in Brasilia de Minas, northern Minas Gerais. From the age of 10 Zenita has been in contact with the Veredas, buriti and Cerrado, and today, with the knowledge he inherited from his parents, makes the collection of buriti fruits for income generation. The Cooperative Grande Sertão makes use of buriti and other fruits of the Cerrado, which are collected by farmers like Zenita. The cooperative does the logistics process and develops by-products such as oil and flour, among others.

Access the video to know the history of Zenita and the work of Grande Sertão Cooperative in the Cerrado of northern Minas Gerais!

 


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Project Team & #8220; Avoiding the Merganser Extinction & #8221; records species in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás

by Gislaine Disconzi, Instituto Amada Terra

Rio Preto, Goiás. Photo: IAT Collection

The project Avoiding the Merganser Extinction in the Veadeiros Corridor & #8211; High Landing & #8211; Kalunga, which is performed by Amada Terra Institute, and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), made a field expedition this April in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás, where he spotted EIGHT INDIVIDUALS of the species (Mergos octosetaceus).

The project has carried out a series of river embarkations, seeking to improve information on the presence of Merganser in the region. The species is considered one of the most threatened Americas and was declared the Ambassador of Brazilian Continental Waters. On April 2 and 3, a team of five people, three canoeing professionals, the project's technical field coordinator and the public use coordinator of the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, traveled approximately 40 km from the Rio Preto looking for individuals of the species. This is the first of several actions to be undertaken within a protection strategy within the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, located in the state of Goiás.

Team on expedition to Rio Preto. Photo: IAT Collection

Team on the field: Wellinton from France Lima; Carlos Alexandre Xavier; Guilherme Predebon (Embedded Field Consultant); Fernando H. Previdente (Field Coordinator) and André Ribeiro (PNCV Public Use Coordinator).

See more news about the expedition at site ICMBio in the Planet connection and in social networks!

Watch the video which records the presence of the Brazilian Merganser during the team's expedition to Rio Preto!


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Productive Backyard, Food Security and Agroecology Project provides educational material focusing on public policies for traditional territories and communities

The handout Public Policies for Traditional Territories and Communities was elaborated as a didactic material for the 1st Pedagogical Workshop Productive Backyards, Food Security and Agroecology in the Guará River Valley, São Desidério, Bahia, which is run by Federal University of Western Bahia (UFOB) and Bahia Polytechnic School Foundation (FEP Bahia), and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB).

This project aims to present and disseminate the social technologies and sustainable practices for the agroecological production of food, for the recovery, conservation of the soil and for the treatment of organic solid waste in traditional generating communities, located in the municipality of São Desidério, Bahia. One of the project's actions involves the training of eight communities in the region, to help the understanding that participating families have about access to public policies directed to traditional communities and territories, with a view to healthy eating and sustainable agroecological agriculture.

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

According to the organizers, & #8220; the making of the material was to guide participants on the content and themes involved, while at the same time being a source of research and consultation for the residents of the communities contemplated by the actions of the & #8221; project. The structure of the handout follows with the presentation of its objectives and explanations of the conception, principles and general guidelines of public policy, as well as its technical and legal instruments for management and access to rights. The material was organized by Dr. Mario Alberto dos Santos, Dr. Valney Dias Rigonato, Dr. Vanessa Cristina Rescia and MSc. Rodrigo de Oliveira Bellei, Research Group Geographic Education, Dialogues of Knowledge and Cerrados, Federal University of Western Bahia.

Check out this material at site CEPF Cerrado!


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

The 1st Partners Meeting and CEPF Cerrado Expert Meeting took place in Brasilia

From April 8 to 10 (2019), the CEPF Cerrado Regional Implementation Team promoted in Brasilia the 1st CEPF Partner Meeting and Expert Meeting Cerrado. The guests were attended by 56 representatives of organizations that conduct projects under CEPF Cerrado, experts, advisory board members and CEPF grant director Peggy Poncelet.

In the first two days the meeting had the goal present results achieved with the Fund to date, strategies for conservation of the Cerrado, celebrate results, point out ways for a possible next phase of CEPF in the Cerrado, promote integration among participants and strengthen the connection between projects. To this end, the entire CEPF team and its partners were immersed in sharing experiences, socializing themes such as restoration, research, territorial management, conservation, strengthening civil society, etc., in dialogue and recognition of the different territories that O CEPF encompasses and reflects the structure and operation of the Fund in the Cerrado. In the end, participants had the opportunity to evaluate CEPF and build a joint proposal of what could be the second phase of the fund in the Cerrado, should it occur. For Vilmar Costa, president of the Quilombo Kalunga Association, & #8220; this meeting was an opportunity to bring awareness to the Kalunga people, to commit to increasingly defend the Cerrado with partners and strengthen this network & #8221;

On the last day the meeting of experts, attended by part of the team of the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), researchers Mercedes Bustamente and Mônica Nogueira, both from the University of Brasilia and members of third sector organizations working in the biome, such as Isabel Figueiredo ( ISPN), Mario Barroso (TNC) and Marcos Tito (IUCN). On this day, CEPF Cerrado implementation strategy coordinator Michael Becker gave a presentation on CEPF Cerrado and the results of the partner meeting, and the group was invited to reflect on the present state and project a vision of the future for the Cerrado on topics such as global conservation priorities and best practices, actions by civil society organizations, global conservation priorities, public policies, and threats to conservation. Peggy Poncelet, CEPF's grant director, said she was delighted to have the opportunity to see so many people present and to monitor the engagement and contributions that each has brought to the discussions these days, and hopes that This meeting between people and institutions will be the opportunity for projects to interact in order to seek new partners and ideas, which will help in the implementation of these projects & #8221 ;.

 

First CEPF Cerrado partner meeting and expert meeting. Photo: IEB Collection
Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

 


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

CEPF Cerrado will host partner meeting and expert meeting to discuss Fund and Cerrado

The CEPF Cerrado Regional Implementation Team (acronym for Crytical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) will promote the partner meeting and expert meeting to discuss the biome as well as the actions and impacts of the Fund in the Cerrado. The event will happen between the days April 08-10, from 09h to 18h, at the Support Foundation for Research, Teaching, Extension and Institutional Development (FINATEC), in Brasília (DF).

This meeting has the goal present results achieved with CEPF to date, strategies for conservation of the Cerrado, celebrate results, promote integration among participants and strengthen the connection between projects. Invited will include representatives of CEPF project organizations, experts from various fields, advisory board members and CEPF grant director Peggy Poncelet. It is estimated that approximately 70 people will participate over these 3 days.

For Michael Becker, coordinator of the CEPF Cerrado implementation strategy, this will be the opportunity to think about the future vision of the CEPF in the Cerrado, and at the same time, a great opportunity for interaction between beneficiaries of ongoing projects & #8221 ;.

CEPF Partners Cerrado in the training offered in Brasilia in November (2018). Photo Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Teams from IEB, CEPF, CI, ECOA, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil.
Meeting with project partners operating in the northeastern portion of the Cerrado. Photo: IEB Collection

 


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Project in focus: Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor

The Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor project: filling social and environmental gaps, which was executed by ECOA and was supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), was closed in January (2019) and aimed to assist the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado, through the strengthening of non-timber extraction by communities and settlers of Mato Grosso do Sul.

With the purpose of optimizing the process of forest restoration started in 2016 in three rural settlements; will improve Cerrado fruit collection management, such as baru and bocaiúva and sensitize the market, promoting enhancement of by-products of native fruits of the Cerrado, the project achieved important impacts for the Miranda-Bodoquena corridor region.

In the end, the project expanded 1 of the 22.95 hectares of Mato Grosso do Sul Cerrado which were surrounded in 2016 with support from another project. This area is being restored, restoring the native vegetation and the recovery of 03 springs / streams: Madalena Stream and Lima Stream, in the Andalucia Settlement, Nioaque; and Agachi Stream, Bandeirantes Settlement, Miranda. In the area were also recorded the return of presence of native fauna, like raccoon or mangrove dog it's the tuiiú. In addition to this restoration process, the project team worked to promote the production of seedlings of native species of the Cerrado, made by settlers, in their own lots, giving them access to the seedlings, which are hardly found for sale in public or private nurseries in the state. By the end of the project 100 baru seedlings were produced, which were intended for planting in the fenced areas. Fifty guavira seedlings were also produced, in the early stages, 50 jatoba seedlings, and the project ended with the murici seeds, which will be sown this year.

ECOA staff also implemented the participatory monitoring in the project, through the citizen science tool, where the settlers indicated the fortnightly progress of the reforested areas and offered workshops that worked on the improvement of native fruit handling and processing techniques and the use of Agroforestry Systems properties, as an alternative to conservation and income generation in the settlements. The workshops also contributed to the rearticulation of the chain of local extractivismespecially baru, as well as the fair price debate. This was an opportunity to work to spread the potential of the native fruits of the Cerrado, consolidating product purchase markets. This articulation enabled the generation of alternative income for settled families, as well as the articulation of families from various settlements in the Miranda-Bodoquena corridor, for the collection and marketing of the chestnut itself.

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Also know the actions of ECOA in the Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul!

 

Area of 22 ha that has undergone a reforestation process and is being monitored by the project. ECOA Collection
Cerrado areas under restoration in Miranda, MS. Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Native fauna in the area under restoration. ECOA Collection
ECOA Collection

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Considered extinct in the state of Minas Gerais, weevils are reintroduced in a protected area in the north of the state.

via Ariramba Institute

The weevil (Sporophila maximiliani) is one of the most birds rare and endangered and currently free-living populations in the country are unknown. The last record in the wild occurred at the end of 2014, where a small population was located in the interior of the state of Mato Grosso, which has not been seen since. In the rest of the country, the boll weevil has been extinct in practically its entire area of occurrence. In order to reverse this situation, in November 2018, some pairs of bollards were reintroduced in northern Minas Gerais, in a protected area priority corridor Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu. Prior to reintroduction, the boll weevils underwent screening and adaptation procedures, including the selection of pure specimens, sanitary examination battery, adaptation for long-haul flights and adaptation to local weather conditions.

The reintroduced weevils are adapting very well to the natural environment and we are optimistic about the future possibilities”Explains Prof. Dr. Flávio Kulaif Ubaid, project coordinator.

The boll weevils are being monitored by project biologists and the next steps include the reintroduction of more couples. “We want the weevil to re-inhabit the paths of northern Minas Gerais and why not at all Cerrado. In the medium term, our goal is for the free-living weevil population to be substantially increased until the species moves into less critical threat categories.”Reports Dr. Ubaid.

The project supported by CEPF and the International Institute of Education of Brazil -Reintroduction of bicudo in key areas for the conservation of the Cerrado & #8211; is managed by Ariramba Institute of Nature Conservation It also has the support of several professionals from different institutions and universities in Brazil. THE Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund It is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

Project Focus: Seed and Restoration Market

via Cerrado Seed Network

The Project Team Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity, which is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), held with the board of Cerrado Foot Seed Collector Association (ACP), on March 11 and 12, at the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (GO) a management workshop. The meeting was held to discuss the administrative processes related to the collection, processing and sale of seeds for restoration.

Cerrado Seed Network Collection / Gabriel Rosa

The meeting was attended by ACP President Claudomiro Cortes, Vice President Rafael Brigato, Treasurer Valdeci Carvalho, environmental analyst at the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and coordinator of the “Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Services” project. Environmental and Biodiversity ”, Alexandre Sampaio, RSC Manager Camila Motta and RSC Forest Engineer Gustavo Barros Rocha.

See full article on site from the Cerrado Seed Network.


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Opportunity: Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership Recruit a Regional Focal Point for Latin America

via Rainforest trust

Thirteen of the world's leading conservation organizations have established an ambitious new partnership to identify, map, monitor and conserve key biodiversity areas (KBAs) by applying the KBA Standard. O KBA Focal Point in Latin America will lead and support activities and report to the Head of Secretariat. It will implement a visionary and ambitious program to mobilize resources and experiences that will identify and map key biodiversity areas in Central and South America. The Regional Focal Point will also lead efforts to advise national governments on expanding their network of protected areas. , advocate for the protection of existing KBAs, and work with private companies to minimize and mitigate their impact on nature.
THE Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership It was formed in 2016 by leading conservation organizations to identify, map and conserve the most important sites for biodiversity on Earth. The KBA Secretariat was established in 2018 to coordinate program implementation. Within the Secretariat, Regional Focal Points are responsible for facilitating and encouraging the formation of National Coordinating Groups (NCGs) within countries, and for supporting the process of proposing KBAs led by NCGs and other independent proposers.

Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership Recruit a Regional Focal Point for Latin America (Central and South America), which will be based on Medellin, Colombia.

The main tasks of the KBA Regional Focal Point for Latin America will be:

  • Promote KBA Program in Latin America
  • Be the first point of contact for people or institutions interested in identifying areas that meet the KBA criteria and propose that they be included in the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas in their respective regions.
  • Maintain an overview of KBA identification initiatives in your region by regularly updating the KBA Secretariat and Partners.
  • Encourage and support the establishment and operation of KBA National Coordination Groups, including working with them to organize and facilitate workshops to identify and map potential KBAs.
  • Identify training needs within the region, inform the head of the KBA Secretariat, and support fundraising efforts for KBA training. Also help in translating training materials into Spanish / Portuguese.
  • Maintain regular contact with their respective KBA regional representatives and support their work in the region.
  • Guide NCGs and independent tenderers through the process of proposing KBAs, and provide the first proposal review to assist tenderers.
  • Coordinate the external review of proposals from the region.
  • Support the nomination of revised area proposals to the KBA Secretariat in Cambridge
  • Advocate with national and state governments and civil society organizations for the protection of existing KBAs.

The KBA Regional Focal Point for Latin America should have the following knowledge:

  • Familiarity with biogeography and socio-political context for biodiversity conservation throughout Latin America.
  • Familiarity with national and regional organizations and institutions that can work to establish KBA national coordination groups and / or to conduct processes to identify KBAs.
  • Understanding of national and regional political sensitivities and ability to promote the KBA program within the regional context.
  • Knowledge of KBA's criteria and limits and experience in applying it would be ideal, but a willingness to learn is essential.
  • Know your region and be able to influence governments and / or civil society to get involved in KBA identification and conservation
  • Able to use GIS tool.

This position reports to KBA's Chief of Staff Dr. Andrew Plumptre, and in addition to the Rainforest Trust.

Applications
Applicants must have at least 10 years of experience in Latin America, preferably with knowledge of various countries in the region. They must be fluent in English and Spanish or Portuguese, but able to communicate professionally with Spanish and Portuguese speakers. The position will be based on Medellin, Colombiaat the offices of the ProAves Foundation, a national NGO.

Interested candidates should send a letter describing their suitability for the position, along with a resume that includes contacts of at least two references. Submission must be made by April 15, 2019 for jobs@RainforestTrust.org with the files named as follows: name of candidate_Latin -America_RFP.

See job description in English at site from Rainforest Trust.


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CEPF Cerrado and IEB Select 5 Small Support Projects in 3rd Call for Letters of Intent 2018

The Regional Implementation Team (RIT) of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) makes the outcome of the proposal selection process official. Small Grants / Small Grants gives Tthird ChamLetter of Intent (CDI) 2018.

In response to the announcement, we received all 76 projectsamong Small and Big Supports. The proposals were initially screened where the eligibility criteria set out in the notice were reviewed. Then, each project was evaluated by two external experts who scored the proposals according to the criteria defined by CEPF in conjunction with the IEB. The best technically evaluated projects were submitted for review and final decision by a selection committee.

The projects were evaluated considering the specific outline of this second notice that sought to support actions focused on the following Investment Priorities: 2.1 - Support studies and analyzes needed to justify the creation and expansion of public protected areas, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the enhancement of local and traditional culture.2.2 - Promote the inclusion of existing indigenous peoples, quilombolas and traditional populations, respecting and integrating their traditional knowledge, for conservation / restoration planning by government and civil society; and 6.2 - Develop and strengthen technical and management capacities. from civil society organizations on environment, conservation strategy and planning, policy dialogue, resource mobilization, in accordance with regulations and other topics relevant to investment priorities.

In the end, were approved Five Proposals for Small Support that best responded to the specific clipping of this notice. Below we provide, in alphabetical order by the name of the organization, the list of the 05 (five) small projects selected in this Third Call 2018:

No. Investment Priority Project name Organization INITIALS
1 2.1

Proposal of creation of conservation units in the city of Uberaba (MG) Association for the Environmental Management of the Triangulo Mineiro ANGÁ
2 6.2 Cerrado Island in Central Brazil: Xavante Governance for Conservation Xavante Association of Etenhiritipá AXE
3 2.2 Poke & #8217; exhaust uti: managing and protecting our territory for the autonomy of the Terena people Indian Work Center CTI
4 2.2 Integrating the traditional Cajueiro community in the conservation of protected areas in Januária, MG Institute for Social and Ecological Development IDESE
5 6.2 Caring for the Cerrado and promoting life Riacho dos Machados Rural Workers Union STR

The Small Projects who have been selected will receive individual announcements about the next steps. Proposals that have not been selected have already received individual announcements about the outcome of the selection process.

We inform interested parties that Big ones Projects They also went through these evaluation stages in Brazil and were referred to the CEPF team in Washington, which consists of the final stage of the selection process and final decision. Shortly, applicants submitting their projects in this category will receive an individual statement from the Washington (USA) team.

We welcome the small projects selected and wish everyone that this partnership that is just beginning is a great growth for all of us!

We thank all the organizations that submitted their projects in this Third Call, congratulating them for their invaluable work in the conservation of our dear Cerrado biome!

 

Brasilia, March 14, 2019

 

Regards,

CEPF Cerrado Regional Implementation Team (RIT)

International Institute of Education of Brazil

SCLN 211 Block B Rooms 101 and 102, Asa Norte, Brasília-DF

Tel. 55 (61) 3248-7449 Zip code. 70863-532

www.cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br


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IEB hires CEPF Cerrado meeting moderation / facilitation professional

The Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) hires professional to moderate / facilitate meeting Midterm Assessment / Long-Term Vision (Medium Term Evaluation / Long Term Vision) of the Cerrado Hotspot from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). Those interested can apply for the vacancy until the day March 19th.

CEPF is a joint program of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, Government of Japan and World Bank, in order to offer financing to protect unique and threatened ecosystems - known also as biodiversity hotspots.

In Brazil, CEPF has the support of IEB, which will hold an event with all beneficiaries of current projects. The meeting is scheduled for April 8-10. See the reference term.

Via International Institute of Education of Brazil

 

 

Course Creation and Management of Municipal Conservation Units in the Cerrado will be offered in Goiânia

THE Environmental 44, responsible for the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), in conjunction with the Image Processing and Geoprocessing Laboratory (LAPIG / Federal University of Goiás) and MvB Associate Consultants, will offer the course Creation and Management of Municipal Conservation Units in the Cerrado.

The course has a workload of 25 hours and will take place between the April 3 and 6, 2019 at the Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia (GO) in order to provide concepts and techniques that support the planning and implementation of UCs in the Cerrado. More information and course details are available in the folder:


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Jurumi Institute opens opportunity in project supported by IEB and CEPF Cerrado

The project #8216; Ecology and recovery of Uebelmannia buiningii Donald (Cactaceae), which is performed by Jurumi Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to propose a recovery plan for Uebelmannia buiningii, endemic cactus from the Serra Negra region in the Espinhaço Range (Minas Gerais). This plan will be based on robust ecological studies that will allow us to understand the impact of anthropic and natural disturbance on the species and to identify the most critical stages of life history to understand the long-term viability of the population.

Across Reference term, The Jurumi Institute opens opportunity to hire professional / company service to generate ecological subsidies for the recovery of populations of Uebelmannia buiningii.

The activities will be developed in March 2019 to October 2020 and interested parties should send resume via email to contato@institutojurumi.org.br until 23 hours on 03/05/2019.

For more information, contact the Jurumi Institute.


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Projects in focus: Agroforestry providing ecosystem services

Between December 1 and 2, 2018, the Rede Rio São Bartolomeu de Mutua Association Cooperation - Rede Bartô promoted a course of implantation of agroforestry systems in partnership with the expert Felipe Caltabiano, through the project Agroforestry providing ecosystem services, supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). The course involved representatives of Rede Bartô and the direct beneficiaries of the project, who are the rural producers of the Oziel Alves Settlement, located in Planaltina (DF).

The project Agroforestry providing ecosystem services, which is performed by itself Bartô Network, aims to benefit family farming communities that are located in Cerrado, RIDE Brasília and are part of a key area for biodiversity. One of the main components of this project is to contribute to household food security and income improvement through organic food production in agroforestry, promoting sustainable productive landscapes that will serve as a model and example for all community members to replicate.

In the course of Agroforestry Systems Implementation Course an area of 500 m² was planted, focusing on the production of cycle vegetables, roots and fruits. In addition to the production species, tree species were also sown from seeds and native Cerrado species. In addition to these activities, participants had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in vegetable consortia, use of different types of organic material for mulching, application of agroforestry systems for different production systems, etc. According to the team at Rede Bartô, producers were able to share their experience with agroforestry systems and reported the great improvement in their properties since they began working within this production logic. The vast majority are already well-suited to the basic principles of SAF's and are enthusiastic about the prospects and potential of these production models & #8221;

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Vegetable planting within the agroforestry system.
Bartô Network team and farmers.


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Cerrado Seed Network opens opportunity for technical and communication advisory services in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Seed and Restoration Market: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversitywhich is run by Cerrado Seed Network and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), acts in the main links of the native seed production chain: the seed collectors, the diverse types of seed buyers and the interconnection between these actors, in order to enable these native seed collectors; disseminate successful restoration actions and techniques and strengthen local and regional trade in seeds of native Cerrado species, improving the commercial interface between native seed collectors and consumers.

Through Term of Reference, the Cerrado Seed Network opens two service contracting opportunities, one for technical support and articulation between partners and stakeholders in native seed production, and the other for project communication and dissemination advisory.

The activities will be developed from February to December 2019 and interested parties should send curriculum via e-mail to seedscepf@rsc.org.br until 02/01/2019.

For more information, contact the Cerrado Seed Network.


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Instituto Oca Brasil launches notice for Georeferencing area in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

We are a family owned and operated business.In this first stage, the project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Georeferencing, according to reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm January 31, 2019. For more details on the selection process go to reference term or the page of Oca Brazil Institute


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Project seeks to strengthen environmental management and governance of local governments for biodiversity conservation

THE Ambiental 44 Ltda., responsible for the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), was represented at the last meeting of the year of the Project Coordination Working Group (WG Brazil) “Protected Areas and other area-based conservation measures at local government level”, also known as “Local Protected Areas”.

“Local Protected Areas” It is a project of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) of Colombia, Ministry of Environment (MAE) of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment (MINAM) of Peru. Germany's Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports the project through the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Implementation in the four countries is carried out by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHby ICLEI & #8211; Local Governments for Sustainability and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The project aims to contribute to strengthening the environmental management and governance of local governments for biodiversity conservation in municipal protected areas and other conservation measures.

© Luiz Paulo Pinto

Since the beginning of the project “Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units”, a Environmental it's the CEPF Cerrado were invited to be part of the Brazil WG of the “Local Protected Areas”. Thus, the institutions of both projects are sharing information, actions and seeking ways to collaborate to enhance the initiatives. The meeting of GT Brasil, December 4th, in Brasilia (DF), was to discuss the partnership, aiming at valuing the Ecological ICMS in the country. Activities are planned, such as updating the website www.icmsecologico.org, br and the support of discussions on improving this important tribute linked to the conservation of biodiversity. The meeting was also important to update the actions of the “Local Protected Areas” in Brazil and the validation of the project's Annual Operating Plan (POA).

* Text provided by Ambiental 44


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Workshop promoted by Rede Cerrado in November brought together representatives of traditional peoples and communities

In order to debate and dialogue about territorial rights, including land disputes and conflicts, especially in the countryside, and to learn about new forms of territorial Cerrado Network promoted on November 6 and 7, in Brasilia, the I Territories Workshop. The meeting brought together representatives of traditional peoples and communities (PCTs) living in the Cerrado and from civil society organizations. Read full article on site from the Cerrado Network.

The Cerrado, today, it is proportionally the most deforested biome in Brazil. According to data from the Ministry of the Environment, half of the Cerrado's native vegetation no longer exists. The area with the highest incidence is MATOPIBA (Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia), a region named as the last agricultural frontier in the country. The Cerrado, especially MATOPIBA, suffers from the indiscriminate advance of commodities agribusiness. “It turns out that in these areas we have dozens of Indigenous Lands, hundreds of land reform settlements, Quilombola Territories that are directly affected by the constitution of this new frontier for large-scale agriculture in Brazil,” explains University of Brasilia researcher Mônica Nogueira, Master in Sustainable Development and PhD in Anthropology.

Rede Cerrado executes the project #8220; Fortified Network, Conserved Cerrado & #8221;, which aims to broaden the political impact of the Network on the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies related to the promotion of sustainable development, respecting the rights of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities. The project is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). The Cerrado Network works to promote sustainability, in defense of the conservation of the Cerrado and its peoples. Indirectly, the Cerrado Network brings together more than 300 organizations that identify with the social and environmental cause of the biome.

* Adapted from the text of Thays Puzzi / Communication Officer of the Cerrado Network.

 

I Cerrado Network Territories Workshop. © Cerrado Network Collection / Thays Puzzi

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Neotropic Foundation of Brazil opens opportunity for vacancies in the Union project of COMDEMAs Pro-Cerrado

The project Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAswhich is run by Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to strengthen the COMDEMAs to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals.

Through the notices 001/2018 FNB / CEPF and 002 / 2018FNB / CEPF The Neotropic Foundation of Brazil opens the opportunity for temporary hiring for a technician in the area of Geoprocessing and another technician in the area of Social Mobilization and Environmental Education. Check out the notices on link.

The period of submission of the requirements and proposals is 06/12/2018 The 02/01/2019, which should be sent by one of the following means:

A) In the email: neotropica@fundacaoneotropica.org.br

B) Conventional Mail (Sedex, with Receipt Notice at the following address: Rua Dois de Outubro, 165 & #8211; Bairro Recreio & #8211; Zip Code: 79.290-000 - Bonito & #8211; MS.

C) Delivery of physical documentation, until 12/21/2018, directly at the headquarters of the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil (Address: Rua Dois de Outubro, 165 & #8211; Bairro Recreio & #8211; ZIP Code: 79.290-000 - Bonito & #8211; MS).

Contact, questions and more information on site of the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil.


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Peruaçu: The Silent Scream of the Path

The project Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which is run by the Pró-Natureza Foundation and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), aims to promote the strengthening of the management of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic. O Sertão Veredas – Peruaçu Mosaic (MSVP) is a set of protected areas located on the left bank of the Sao Francisco River, between the north and northwest regions of Minas Gerais and part of southwestern Bahia. With an approximate area of 1.8 million hectares and 1,210 km perimeter, the Mosaic involves environmental conservation units, traditional communities and the Xakriabá Indigenous Land. In Minas Gerais, the Mosaic encompasses areas of the municipalities of Formoso, Arinos, Chapada Gaucha, Urucuia, Canon Sea, Januaria, Itacarambi, Bonito Minas, St. John of Missions, Miravania and Manga. Crossed by the Carinhanha River, the territory extends to part of the municipality of Cocos, Bahia. The territory is part of the region of Gerais, immortalized by João Guimarães Rosa in works like “Grande Sertão: Veredas”, “Sagarana” and “Manuelzão e Miguilim”. The environmental diversity of the region, which houses endemic species of the Cerrado fauna and flora, coexists with the cultural richness of the traditional sertanejo, riverine, gerizeiro and ebb people *.

Peruaçu: The Silent Scream of the Path is a film that portrays the life of these sertanejos of the Peruaçu River basin region, north of Minas Gerais. The characters are typical & #8216; greener & #8217; who struggle to survive in the face of current water scarcity. It is a small snippet of the reality of the local population. The film's central couple, Dona Nelinda and Zé Torino, are a reference in terms of environmental preservation in the region. The film features the direction and script of Alexandre Jorge Padua and Paulo Henrique Sousa. Check out the movie teaser!

* Text taken from the Mosaic Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu website. Available in: http://mosaicosvp.com.br/o-mosaico/


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Training in Cerrado seedling production brings together traditional peoples and communities in Mato Grosso do Sul

In November, the community of Aldeia Brejão promoted a practice in Cerrado seedling production, through the project Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão. This project receives support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

The training workshop involved representatives from the Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association (AHY), the Ecology and Action NGO (ECOA), São Miguel quilombola community, Água Branca Village, Taboquinha Village, Rural Extension Agency, Angelina Vicente Indigenous State School, Municipal School Eugênio de Souza and representatives of the Cerrado Production, Research and Training Center (Ceppec), located in the Andalucia settlement, in Nioaque / MS.

The project Seedling nursery for agroforestry production in Aldeia Brejãowhich runs Hanaiti Yomomo Association (AHY), aims to include indigenous peoples in the community development process, ensuring a sustainable alternative in food security, the use of new social technologies, sustainable use of land and plant species in the Cerrado, as well as adding value and generating income through agricultural and extractivist means. One of the main components of this project is to train community members in agroecological transition and agroforestry systems, as well as in the production of fruits of plant species of the Cerrado. THE Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species It took place between November 30 and December 1, 2018 and was taught by Dr. Zefa Valdivina Pereira (UNICAMP). According to Alexandro Souza, project manager, & #8220; the two days of workshop were extremely rewarding work days & #8221 ;.

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Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.
Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.
Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão, Training Workshop for Production of Seedlings of Native Cerrado Species, November 2018.

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IEB hires Grant Manager for CEPF Cerrado

 

Brasilia, November 29, 2018

The IEB (International Institute of Education of Brazil) is a non-economic Brazilian civil association created in 1998, whose mission is to “strengthen social actors and their leading role in building a just and sustainable society”. IEB's institutional objectives are: to promote the effectiveness of the social and environmental rights of peoples and communities in the countryside and cities; support actions aimed at territorial planning; increase the incidence of public policies in the territories in which we operate; and support and implement actions aimed at improving territorial and environmental management.

Ref .: Hiring a qualified multilingual professional as the Cerrado Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT) Grant Manager for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) for immediate start.

 

Opening date: November 29, 2018                                                         

Closing date: December 20, 2018

 

Presentation

The International Institute of Education of Brazil want to hire a qualified multilingual professional for the position of Regional Implementation Team (RIT) Grant Manager Cerrado Hotspot of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) for immediate start.

The Grant Manager is a full-time Regional Implementation Team (RIT) position in Brasilia to be occupied by a fluent English and Portuguese professional with the appropriate technical and managerial skills / experience and a strong track record. of complex and long-term program management.

Main atributions

The Grant Manager is a two and a half year full-time position to be held at the IEB office headquarters in Brasilia, which will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the RIT Team Leader to fulfill all functions of the nine components of the RIT TdR (see Annex 1, in English)
  • Assist the RIT Team Leader in the liaison role between the CEPF Secretariat, the rest of the team, and potential candidates, beneficiaries, and other relevant stakeholders in carrying out the work of the RIT;
  • Know and commit to follow the Ecosystem Profile's strategic guidelines, investment priorities and goals of the logical framework, as well as the procedures required in the CEPF Operational Manual;
  • Work in close collaboration and direct interaction with the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant in conducting, supporting, and coordinating the work of the CEPF Cerrado Advisory Council, technical evaluation, and selection committees;
  • Assist the RIT Team Leader in preparing and launching calls for proposals for the Cerrado Hotspot, which includes producing and editing English and Portuguese documents, managing the online system and coordinating the various stages of the selection process and large grants;
  • Lead the Small Grants Hiring process in the Cerrado Hotspot, which includes the flow of IEB / CEPF documents and requirements prior to contract signing;
  • Lead the management of Small Grant contracts with beneficiaries, thus being responsible for all issues of contract management, grant payments, review and approval of financial and technical reports;
  • Provide direct and ongoing guidance and training to Small Grant beneficiaries on CEPF provisions, grant agreement requirements, administrative and financial instructions during the implementation of the grant;
  • Assist the RIT Team Leader in implementing the program progress monitoring and evaluation strategy, tools, and reports, in accordance with the CEPF Portfolio and Global Indicators, by joining the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant on field supervision visits;
  • Submit and upload all requested documents for Small Grants into CEPF's online database according to procedures to be explained during training;
  • Assist the RIT Team Leader in explaining the provisions of the Major Concessions agreement and the administrative instructions in Portuguese or English to beneficiaries during the implementation of the grant;
  • Prepare and conduct training sessions for small and large beneficiaries, in partnership with the RIT Team Leader and Program Assistant on all training tasks;
  • Assist the RIT team leader in networking among beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders in the Cerrado Hotspot.

To apply, applicants should first study the CEPF Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (http://cepfcerrado.iieb.org.br/cerrado/hotspot-do-cerrado/); Carefully read the job description in English and send the following documentation to Michael Becker, RIT Team Leader (michael.becker@iieb.org.br) with a copy to CEPF Cerrado (cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br):

  • A complete CV with personal and professional references;
  • A 2 page maximum cover letter, describing motivations, availability, why you qualify for the job and other relevant information.

Must be on the email subject: “Vacancy Grant Manager”

At some point in the review process, selected candidates will be interviewed & #8211; directly or remotely & #8211; for further evaluation of work qualifications and skills and understanding of the Cerrado Hotspot Ecosystem Profile.

The names and resumes of candidates for CEPF Cerrado Hotspot Grant Manager will be submitted to CEPF for final approval prior to actual employment.

 

See Terms of Reference for versions at Portuguese and English.


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Project promotes training in production of seedlings of native Cerrado species in Aldeia Brejão, Mato Grosso do Sul

The project Vseedling nursery for agroforestry production in Aldeia Brejãowhich runs Hanaiti Yomomo Association (AHY), aims to include indigenous peoples in the community development process, ensuring a sustainable alternative in food security, the use of new social technologies, sustainable use of land and plant species in the Cerrado, as well as adding value and generating income through agricultural and extractivist means.

One of the main components of this project is to train community members in agroecological transition and agroforestry systems, as well as in the production of fruits of plant species of the Cerrado. Therefore, on November 30 and December 1, 2018 AHY invites interested parties to participate in the Cerrad Native Seedling Production Capacity Building Workshopo, which will be taught by Dr. Zefa Valdivina Pereira (UNICAMP).

 

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CEPF and IEB launch new call for projects in Cerrado

 

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for the Cerrado hotspot and the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) launch the Third Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) targeted at innovative and relevant conservation projects. Interested parties can apply until December 12, 2018.

This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities (foundations), research institutes and other civil society organizations.

Letters of intent must be formulated for Small Projects (up to US$ 50,000) and Large Projects (above US$ 50,000 and maximum US$ 200,000).

Proposals for the invitation to bid must address only the following Investment Priorities:

● Investment Priority 2.1 - Support studies and analyzes needed to justify the creation and expansion of public protected areas, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the enhancement of local and traditional culture.

● Investment Priority 2.2 - Promote the inclusion of indigenous peoples, quilombolas and existing traditional populations, while respecting and integrating their traditional knowledge, for conservation / restoration planning by government and civil society.

● Investment Priority 6.2 - Develop and strengthen the technical and management capacities of civil society organizations in environmental matters, conservation strategy and planning, policy dialogue, resource mobilization, in accordance with regulations and other topics relevant to investment priorities.

Access the full notice of Third Call on the CEPF Cerrado website. Specific questions can be taken by email (cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br) or go to the FAQs.

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IEB and CEPF promote in November Third Cerrado Project Call

The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) invites civil society organizations, community groups, businesses and other stakeholders for presentations on the 3rd Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Notice. Hot spot Thick. In addition to the presentation of the announcement, training will be held, focused on projects already contracted by CEPF.

The presentation of the announcement and the training have already been held in Arinos (MG), Campo Grande (MS) and Campinas (SP). The next performances will take place in the cities of Teresina (PI), Belo Horizonte (MG) and Brasilia (DF):

Teresina: 11/19 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Location: Pastoral Land Commission & #8211; Rua Desembargador Pires de Castro, 631 & #8211; North center.

Belo Horizonte: 11/23 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Venue: Auditorium of the Regional Council of Biology (CRBio) & #8211; Av. Amazonas, 298 & #8211; 15th floor.

Brasilia: 11/27 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Location: Assunção Retreat House & #8211; SGAN 611, L2 North, module E, Brasília-DF.  

The main themes in this third announcement will be the management of protected areas, mosaics and biosphere reserves; the involvement of traditional and indigenous populations in territory management and capacity building for civil society organizations.

CEPF wishes to improve the technical and management conditions of civil society organizations in the Cerrado, strengthening them for the proposition, implementation and management of projects focusing on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the hotspot. This improvement will take place through training including gender related to the conservation of natural resources.

The Fund seeks to protect the world's most biologically rich and endangered regions known as priority hotspots of biodiversity. A key objective is to ensure civil society engagement in biodiversity conservation. CEPF is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Fund, the Government of Japan, the John D. Foundation and the World Bank.

Make your registration in site for more information.

News published on site from the International Institute of Education of Brazil.

 

Teresine (PI) & #8211; November 19th
Belo Horizonte (MG) & #8211; November 23
Brasilia (DF) & #8211; November 27th

Projects in focus: Sustainable Production Practices

© COPABASE
© COPABASE

 

The project & #8220; Sustainable Production Practices as Promoters of Biodiversity Conservation in the Urucuian Wilderness & #8221;  promotes and strengthens the productive chains associated with the sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration through the diversification of agro-extractive production with sustainable management through the collective structuring of families within the region. Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative Based on Solidarity Economy - COPABASE, which is located in the Urucuia River basin region, one of the main tributaries of São Francisco.

In September, the COPABASE team began the construction of its nursery, where approximately 5,000,000 seedlings will be produced, among exotic species such as acerola, guava, tamarind, passion fruit, and the economically valuable native ones, such as baru, ipê, cagaita and jatoba. . The seedlings produced will be donated to the cooperative members to carry out the restoration of degraded areas and the implementation of family agro-extractive systems.


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Agroforestry Systems Workshop - economic, environmental and social gains

Cerrado areas under restoration in Miranda, MS.

 

The agroforestry systems (SAFs) They are consortia of agricultural crops with tree species that can be used to restore native vegetation and restore anthropized areas. The technology mitigates terrain constraints, minimizes degradation risks inherent in agricultural activity and optimizes the yield to be achieved¹. The tree components are inserted as a strategy to combat erosion and the input of organic matter, restoring soil fertility. There is improvement in the structure and activity of soil fauna and greater availability of nutrients. A biological balance is achieved that promotes pest and disease control¹. In the same area, it is possible to establish consortia between species of economic importance, fruit and vegetables. Legume species can be introduced for use as green manures, which are mowed, and tree legume species, which, for the same purpose, are pruned to deposit organic material on the soil. In addition to contributing to the conservation of the environment, the benefits of agroforestry systems arouse the interest of farmers, as, as they are allied with food production, they offer agricultural and forest products, increasing the income generation of agricultural communities¹.

In July, experiences from the Pontal do Paranapanema (SP) region led the Best Practices for Agroforestry Management, taught by Haroldo Borges of Institute for Ecological Research (IPÊ). The activity took place during the cross-border meeting promoted in Cerrado Production, Research and Training Center (Ceppec), located in the Andalucia settlement, in Nioaque / MS. Representatives of the Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association participated in the project. & #8220; Seedling nursery for agroforestry production in Aldeia Brejão & #8221;, associations of rural settlements and extractive communities of the Cerrado and Pantanal and Gobierno Autonomous Municipal of Roboré, Bolivia.

Considering that SAFs also assist in the processes of restoration of native vegetation and recovery of degraded areas, the workshop interacted with the monitors working in the recovery of spring areas in the Andalucia and Bandeirantes settlements, from Miranda (MS), activities that occur through the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor Project: filling social and environmental gaps, which is implemented by ECOA and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), and aims to assist the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado by strengthening non-timber extraction by communities and settlers in Mato Grosso do Sul (Miranda-Bodoquena corridor).

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EMBRAPA (2004). Technological Solutions-Agroforestry Systems. Available at: https://www.embrapa.br/busca-de-solucoes-tecnologicas/-/produto-servico/112/sistemas-agroflorestais-safs

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People's Land Films the Plateau Roller

Columbina cyanopis (Plateau Roller). Photo: © SAVE Brasil

 

THE highland roller (Columbina cyanopis) is one of birds more rare in the world and was missing for almost a century until a small population was rediscovered in May 2015 in Minas Gerais. Due to its rarity, the species was listed in the Probably Extinct category, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Environment. According to the BirdLife / IUCN list the species is considered Critically Threatened (CR). The rediscovery of the plateau roller was one of the most important ornithological finds of the last decades, having great international repercussion. Now the challenge is to develop conservation actions that ensure the protection of the population found and the habitat where they live *.

Since May 2015, when Rafael Bessa rediscovered the species, the SAVE Brasil has been working to measure how many individuals there are in nature and where they are. After intense searches, Botumirim, a small municipality in the north of Minas Gerais, was pointed out as the only locality with records of the species so far. It was clear that this population needed protection, so a nature reserve was created, a private property of 593 hectares *.

The project “Saving the plateau roller and its unique habitat”, which is supported by CEPF Cerrado and is executed by SAVE Brasil, has as its main objective to promote the long-term conservation of the Cerrado in the plateau roller rediscovery area, with special attention to the protection of this critically endangered species.

The Terra da Gente program, which portrays Brazilian biodiversity in various corners of the country, went to the city of Botumirim (MG), near the Espinhaço Mountain Range, to register this rare animal. Check out the full article and the video at the site!

* Adapted from text provided by SAVE Brasil.


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Debate on economic instruments and ecological identity for Forest Code implementation

 

In August Strategic Conservation (CSF-Brazil), O Forest Code Observatory (OCF) it's the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (Funbio) promoted the & #8220; Debate on economic instruments and ecological identity for the implementation of the Forest Code & #8221;. The event takes place under the project & #8220; Implementation of Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA) in Maranhão and opportunities in Tocantis and Bahia & #8221;, which is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). The debate was held in Brasilia on August 7, where it brought together government, research, civil society and rural producers representatives to discuss possible ways to advance the implementation of Forest Code provisions, such as economic incentives, Legal Reserve compensation. (RL) and the requirement of ecological identity for compensation.

This project is carried out by CSF-Brasil itself and aims to analyze the economic viability and environmental gains of a possible implementation of the Environmental Reserve Quota Maranhão State, in addition to investigating the opportunities for implementation of CRAs in the states of Tocantins and Bahia, through engagement in political articulation actions, data collection (land prices, agricultural profits, legal reserve deficits, native vegetation cover). and location of priority conservation areas) and economic analysis.

The full news about the event you can check out at site CSF-Brasil, as well as more information on the Environmental Reserve Quota.


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Cerrado Biosphere Reserve gains more territories

IEB Collection

 

Created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) In 1972, Biosphere Reserves, spread across 110 countries today, are supported by the program & #8220; Man and the Biosphere & #8221; (MAB) of UNESCO, developed with the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and international development agencies. It is the main instrument of the MAB Program and is part of a worldwide network of areas for Cooperative Research, Conservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage and the Promotion of Sustainable Development Desenvolvimento.

THE World Biosphere Reserve Network It is comprised of 631 Biosphere Reserves located in 119 countries, including 14 transboundary / transcontinental sites. In Brazil we can highlight the following Biosphere Reserves²:

These reserves play the role of promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and disseminating scientific, traditional and cultural knowledge in their regions.

THE Cerrado Biosphere Reserve, until then, had three definite phases that are located in regions of the Federal District and the states of Goiás, Tocantins, Maranhão and Piauí. The declaration of Phase I of the Reserve covers the territory of the Federal District and dates from 1994, and the declaration of Phase I of October 2000. The approval of Phase III in September 2001 supported the formation of the Biosphere Reserve Council.

According to the press office of the  Ministry of Environment (MMA), the revision of the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve (RB) was approved on Monday (17), in Brasilia (DF). The new design prioritized the Cerrado connectivity with the Caatinga, Mata Atlântica and Pantanal biomes and covers about 74 million hectares, which includes the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso, Paraná and São Paulo, which join the Federal District, Goiás, Piauí, Tocantins and Maranhão, which already made up RB. The document will be forwarded for UNESCO evaluation. More information on site from MMA.

This action is part of project & #8220;Technical support and participatory process development for the formulation of the proposal to expand the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve & #8221;, which aims to discuss with the main actors a process of redefining boundaries for the Cerrado Biosphere Reserve, based on the definition of criteria and concepts focusing on the geospatial issue, in order to compose a technical document to be submitted to UNESCO. . The project is executed by Greentec Environmental Technology and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

 

Ministry of the Environment (2018). Commission approves limits of Cerrado Biosphere Reserve. Available at: http://www.mma.gov.br/informma/item/15103-comisso-aprova-limites-da-reserva-da-biosfera-do-cerrado.html 

²UNESCO (2017). Biosphere Reserves in Brazil. Available at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/brasilia/natural-sciences/environment/biodiversity/biodiversity/


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

 

Began this Tuesday (18/09) the X Research Seminar and X Scientific Initiation Meeting of the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). This year's 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 features roundtables and presentation of works by students of the ICMBio Scientific Initiation Program and other research institutions.

Check out the schedule!

 

 

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

Photo: © Large Sertão Collection
Photo: © Large Sertão Collection

 

In the month of August Grande Sertão Cooperative, who runs the project Buriti - income generation for youth and women, conservation of Veredas and Chapadas with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), made a visit to Belém (PA) in order to consolidate and build new marketing channels for the Cerrado mineiro socio-biodiversity products. The featured product is the buriti oil, which is prepared at the industrial plant of the Cooperative Grande Sertão, in Montes Claros (MG). To this end, the Cooperative has more than 400 families of family farmers and registered extractivists, who supply the pulp of buriti “raspa”, which is used to produce the famous oil, rich in nutrients. The focus of this activity was to visit cosmetic and food companies such as NATURA and BERACA.

This September, the Greater Sertão was visited by a group of technicians from Rio Grande Sul, representing the CETAP & #8211; Popular Alternative Technologies Center. The focus of the exchange was to learn about the experiences developed with the use of sociobiodiversity products. The work developed with communities, farmers, family farmers and extractivists in the productive arrangement of the buriti It was presented as an innovative experience in the region, which made it possible to build a dialogue for the future establishment of a partnership between the institutions. Later this month, the Cooperative Grande Sertão will be in the field with the communities of Peruaçu and Xacriabá Indigenous Land, to evaluate the crop of buriti.

 

* Text provided by the Cooperative Grande Sertão


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

Consisting of 54 associated entities and around 300 grassroots organizations, the Cerrado Network, which resumed the activities of the Executive Secretariat earlier this year, brought together affiliated and partner institutions for a fellowship to celebrate the Cerrado National Day. On the occasion, there was the launch of new site Cerrado Network that is now available for access on different screens, computer, mobile phone or tablet, by address www.redecerrado.org.br.

Rede Cerrado executes the project #8220; Fortified Network, Conserved Cerrado & #8221;, which aims to broaden the political impact of the Network on the elaboration, implementation and monitoring of public policies related to the promotion of sustainable development with respect to the rights of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities in the Cerrado biome. The project is supported by the International Institute of Education of Brazil It's from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado)

See the full article on site from the Cerrado Network.

Cerrado Network Coordination. IEB / Aryanne Amaral Collection

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Cerrado Week at the Brasilia Botanical Garden

 

THE Cerrado Week is an opportunity to get to know and explore different aspects of one of the most diverse biomes in the world. Different activities will present the environments, the flora and fauna of the Cerrado and some of the challenges for its conservation. The event will occur between the days September 11-15, 2018, at the Brasilia Botanical Garden.

The event is promoted by a network of researchers from different institutions such as the University of Brasilia, the Catholic University of Brasilia, the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, the Brasilia Botanical Garden and the IBGE Ecological Reserve, which study the Cerrado areas in the Federal District and seek to contribute to their conservation. The activities are part of Long Term Ecological Program (PELD) financed by CNPq and CAPES.

For more information, contact:
agenda. closed18@gmail.com

Group and school appointments can be made at:
http://bustamantelab.com.br/

 

 

Cerrado miner has another action to protect the faveiro-de-Wilson

© F. Fernandes / SAFZBH Collection

 

The fire It is an indispensable agent for maintaining biodiversity in the different savannas of the world. As the Cerrado is classified as the Brazilian savanna, fire plays a very important role in maintaining certain ecosystems and species of its flora. However, it should be noted that the naturally occurring fire, that is, caused by lightning or spontaneous combustion is different from indiscriminate burning, which when provoked is extremely harmful to the Cerrado's biodiversity.

To perform a conservation work on the tree known as wilson's faveiro in the municipality of Pequi, Minas GeraisIn July the forest fire brigade was created. Pequi is located in the midwest of Minas Gerais, 182 km from Belo Horizonte and concentrates the largest number of trees of this species. The brigade is made up of 16 volunteer brigade members resident in Pequi, who in June received full theoretical and practical training offered by the NGO Brigada 1 and the faveiro-de-wilson Conservation Program. The creation of this brigade was one of the actions provided for in National Action Plan for Conservation of this species.

This action is part of the project. & #8220; Handling and protection of wilson's faveiro & #8221;, which aims to increase protection for the faveiro and its habitat by implementing actions from its National Action Plan. The project is executed by Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanical Foundation and is supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB). Read the full article on site from the Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanic Foundation.


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

Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection

 

The document #8220; Political Strategies for the Cerrado & #8221; was the result of a process of collective construction of various civil society organizations, such as Center of Life Institute (ICV), International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Institute of Environmental Research of the Amazon (IPAM), Institute Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), Cerrado Network and WWF-Brazil . The symbolic delivery of the document was made by the Executive Secretary of Rede Cerrado, Kátia Favilla, at the event. “Development Forever - Environmental Commitment of 2018 Election Candidates” organized by the Parliamentary Environmentalist Front.

The document brings together 27 recommendations in defense of the Cerrado and its traditional peoples and communities, which were based on the results of interinstitutional consultations, including the National Strategy Cerrado Seminar Chamber of Deputies and a workshop, which was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). At this time, in addition to the performing organizations, 13 other civil society and academia organizations collaborated with the process.

Read the full story and access the full document at site gives Cerrado Network.

 

Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection
Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection
Act of delivery of the document Political Strategies for the Cerrado. Méle Dornelas / ISPN Collection

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

 

 

From August 22 to 23 (2018) the Hotel Nacional auditorium 1st Meeting of Midwestern Environmental Entities, promoted by National Network to Combat Wildlife Trafficking (RENCTAS), executed through the project & #8220; I FENACO - Forum of the Midwest Environmental Entities & #8221;, which is supported by International Institute of Education of Brazil It's from Partnership Fund for Christic Ecosystems (CEPF Cerrado)

The event was attended by institutions representing the states of the Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Goiás and the Federal District. The purpose of the forum is to enable, expand and strengthen the participation of organized civil society in the Midwest region in decision-making bodies of the government, especially in the CONAMA - National Environment Council.

At the occasion, states and biomes raised relevant topics related to Payment for Environmental Services, Wetlands, Solid Waste Management, Environmental Education, Restoration, Strengthening Environmental Councils, Management of Conservation Units, etc. Some of these topics will be brought to CONAMA in the form of resolutions, propositions, recommendations and / or motions.

Within the program of the event the group had the opportunity to follow the 130th CONAMA Plenary Meeting, promoted on August 23, where it was presented by Raulff Lima, Executive Coordinator of RENCTAS, the initiative of the Midwest Environmental Forum and its participating institutions. In the end, the entities were received by the Minister of the Environment, Edson Duarte, which was presented to the Forum and its constituent entities. On this occasion, the minister was told about some of the environmental problems that the entities are facing in their regions and areas of activity, as well as the purpose of this meeting and the forum.

 

1st meeting of the Midwest Environmental Forum. Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB
130th CONAMA Plenary meeting in the IBAMA auditorium. Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB
Entities of the Midwest Environmental Forum met with the Minister of Environment during CONAMA meeting. Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB

 


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

Soybean production area in western Bahia.

*THE Trase 2018 Yearbook - Sustainability of production chains: risk of deforestation in Brazilian soy exports presents the latest studies on the sustainability of global agricultural commodity production chains associated with tropical deforestation, based on Back. These data allow us to link commodity production and its impacts associated with deforestation with companies and consumer markets. The Yearbook highlights the exports of Soy where recent deforestation peaks in both the Amazon how much in Cerrado alarms sounded and generated new business commitments. Soybean expansion in the Cerrado is responsible for one of the world's most dynamic agricultural frontiers. Remember that the Cerrado is considered one of the most biodiverse forms of savannah. In the newer Cerrado soybean frontier region, known as Matopiba, acronym for the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia, around 37% of soybean expansion in the last decade it was made through the direct conversion of native vegetation.

The material is available in digital version and can be accessed on here!

* Text taken from the Trase 2018 Yearbook, Sustainability of production chains: Risk of deforestation in Brazilian soybean exports https://yearbook2018.trase.earth/, Transparency for Sustainable Economies, Stockholm Environmental Institute and Global Canopy.


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FENABARU 2018: Second National Baru Party | Full Schedule |

Here comes the Second National Party of Baru (FENABARU 2018) that will take place in the municipality of Arinos, Minas Gerais, August 16-19, 2018. Our partner, Sustainable Family Farming Cooperative Based on Solidarity Economy - COPABASE, is one of the partners of this initiative, which has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)through the project Sustainable Production Practices as Promoters of Conservation of Biodiversity in the Urucuiano Sertão, which aims to diversify sustainable agroextractive production in the municipalities of Arinos, Riachinho, Bonfinópolis de Minas, Urucuia, Chapada Gaucha, Uruana de Minas, Natalândia and Pintópolis.

 

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Mamede Institute and WWF-Brazil promote training in ecotourism with MS communities

 

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB

 

* Community-Based Ecotourism is an action that contributes to raising family income and conserving natural resources.

It can be another source of family income, conserve natural resources, and delight people about caring for the land and nature are the goals of a project that Mamede Institute and WWF-Brazil develop today with the Canaã Settlement, in Rock that is 80 km far from the capital of Mato Grosso do Sul. Settlers are learning that simple living and caring for nature generate interest from tourists seeking rural experiences. In the settlement there are several natural and cultural attractions, with the possibility of the tourist to visit the fields; monitor the production of dairy cattle; visit the Santo Antonio Hill - where believers make pilgrimages and devotions; various water sources; natural environments with Cerrado vegetation, gallery forests and seasonal forests, and abundant wildlife. Typical foods, garden produce and family farms are also offered, as well as breads, milk and cheese.

For all of this to work, however, the community needs to be well prepared and organized, so the importance of residents' training and engagement courses.

And it is this kind of initiative & #8211; organize the community to offer community ecotourism services & #8211; that Instituto Mamede is doing in partnership with WWF-Brasil, through the project “Sustainable Municipalities protecting the cradle of Cerrado waters and the headwaters of the Pantanal” supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Don Eaton's WWF-Brazil explained that “the project, Sustainable Municipalities, seeks to promote economic alternatives that are environmentally sustainable for rural communities, contributing to income generation, strengthening the local economy and maintaining essential environmental services for production areas, rural communities and regional biodiversity. "

Continuous work

The work with Community-Based Ecotourism in the Canaan Settlement The participation of 23 community members has been built through a dialogue process since 2017, culminating in the first training module in July this year, based on Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte, located in the municipality of Corguinho (130 km from Campo Grande), Mato Grosso do Sul. There, the training has been developed since 2015 and, this year, the second module took place in February with the participation of 43 people.

Simone Mamede and Maristela Benites from Mamede Institute, have the partnership of several institutions such as the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UEMS), the Graduate Program in Environment and Regional Development of UNIDERP and Mato Grosso do Sul Tourism Foundation - FUNDTUR-MS. Thus, experience and responsibilities are shared in order to inspire and ensure the construction of more sustainable territories that perceive local-based tourism as an alternative for better land use and biodiversity conservation. In addition to encouraging research and extension on this topic and investment in training and structuring tourism in the state, they said.

Participatory methodologies such as open space, spoken map, participatory diagnosis, lecture and field practices have been used to conduct the training. The courses are divided into three modules: I) Planning and Sustainability; II) Environmental Education and Script Formatting and; III) Entrepreneurship and Marketing.

According to Simone Mamede of the Mamede Institute, “the activity has been conducted with great care and dedication. All monitors have undergone training and the application of the modules has been evaluated and monitored. Dialogue, perception and follow-up by both community members and other actors are frequent and enriching actions, which have added a lot in the formation process. Protagonism, empowerment, belonging, participation and social identity are the structuring themes that underlie the actions and each training module ”.

As a result of Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte It has already received some groups of tourists and has realized the importance of expanding the range of activities with the tourism potential. In this sense, the women, which represented more than 50% of the people who attended the last training, has mobilized to create a non-governmental organization that represents the community's women's core.

This second semester will include the installation of community-based Ecotourism interpretation and signage boards and by 2019 new workshops on specific topics are also planned.

“Community-based ecotourism has proven to be not only an income alternative for these communities, but a way of transforming people and recognizing the beauty and simplicity of everyday life. A learning about the culture of peace, living and living, a continuous and collective construction for sustainability ”, concluded Mamede.

* Text provided by WWF-Brasil and Instituto Mamede

Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Don Eaton / WWF Brazil
Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Instituto Mamede
Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Instituto Mamede
Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Don Eaton / WWF Brazil
Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Instituto Mamede
Furnas Quilombola Community of Good Luck, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Instituto Mamede
Settlement Canaan, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Mamede Institute
Settlement Canaan, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Mamede Institute
Canaan Settlement, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Don Eaton / WWF Brasil
Canaan Settlement, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Don Eaton / WWF Brasil
Canaan Settlement, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Don Eaton / WWF Brasil
Settlement Canaan, Mato Grosso do Sul. © Mamede Institute

 


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