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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

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

 

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.


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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.

 

Check out the FULL PROGRAMMING:

 

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

FENABARU 2018: Second National Baru Party

 

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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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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAs

 

Yesterday (26), the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil began its activities of elaborating the Miranda Municipal Environment Council (MS) Action Plan.
On this occasion was invited to Dr. Livia Medeiros, specialist in caving, gave a lecture on Conservation of Underground Biodiversity and its relationship with the conservation of the Cerrado.
This is an action made possible by the project Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAs Union: Mobilizing Actors in the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor & #8221;, which is sponsored by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) with the support of the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB).

Want to know more about this initiative?

Access: https://goo.gl/jD2hsB

 

 

 

Restoration Seeds

THE Cerrado Seed Networkthrough the project #8220; Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity & #8221;, offers for sale 71 species of native plants of the Cerrado for ecological restoration. In addition to 42 tree species, the list has 15 herbaceous and 14 shrubs. This project receives support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

Access to page Cerrado Seed Network for more information.

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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

 

 

On July 25, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates the International Day of Family Farming worldwide. In celebration of this day, we will present the project Food Forests in the Cerrado executed by Agricultural Cooperative of Family Producers of Niquelândia - FamilyFamily and with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

*THE Family Cooperation started its activities in 2003 with the objective of enhancing production and making commercialization possible for family farmers of Niquelândia, Goiás. In view of the potential for fruit growing in this region and with the objective of promoting family production, the Food Forests in the Cerrado Project, based on technology, emerges. MAES & #8211; Successive AgroEcological Modules & #8211; of agroforestry production with a gender focus, with the objective of developing the agroecology productive chain in the region of Niquelândia, reconciling environmental conservation with agroforestry production.

*The project Food Forests in the Cerrado seeks, through a set of articulated activities, to recognize the leading role of the woman in the rural dynamics stimulating their recognition as political actors in the construction of the agroecological conception biodiversity, through the dissemination of the system MAES. Thus, it is expected the involvement of farming families, through the revaluation of the productive and reproductive attributions of men and women, promoting the strengthening of local social and environmental capital, triggering the sustainable rural development of the region. Cerrado. In this sense, the project will work to disseminate the MAES methodology to encourage agroforestry as a production model; offer farmers' families in rural settlements / communities the conditions to start food production in agroecological systems and to promote courses and workshops in Agroecology (Successional Agroforestry Systems) and market access for rural families in the region, prioritizing the practice of social methods and technologies and the exchange of experiences among family farmers.

Follow this project and many others in page of CEPF Cerrado!

 

* Text provided by CooperagroFamiliar


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

Endemic tree of Cerrado miner engages society in favor of conservation

New specimen of Wilson's faveiro found during a field visit of the project in Minas Gerais.

The faveiro-by wilson, whose scientific name is Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizzinifamily legumes (Fabaceae), it's kind threatened “Critically Endangered” category. She is endemic from the central region of Minas Gerais, in the transition from the Cerrado to the Atlantic Forest, that is, 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 has come close to extinction due to the destruction of the region's forests, especially 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 *. (* Text taken from the website of the Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanic Foundation)

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; Project execution in the region has provided, in addition to increasing knowledge, increased environmental awareness and greater engagement in protecting the environment among local people & #8221; reports Fernando Fernades, researcher and project leader. In the last visits for data collection, five new specimens of the species were discovered.

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

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

FestFlor 2018

 

Brasilia received the sixth edition of FestFlor Brasil (national fair of the production chain of flowers and ornamental plants), held between June 28 and July 1 at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center.

Among the more than 150 booths that attended the event, there was one with 100% of native Cerrado plants and seeds. It was the project booth Cerrado Gardens, designed by architect and landscape architect Mariana Siqueira and carried out in partnership with several institutions, including Cerrado Seed Network.

There, visitors found pioneering native seedlings of herbs and shrubs in the project's experimental nursery at the hands of Claudomiro de Almeida Cortes. Seedlings of field macela, catuaba, caliandra, mimosa and several native grasses were sold, among others.

The stand also publicized the sale of native seeds, both for ecological restoration (CSR and partners) and for landscaping (through a partnership with VerdeNovo Sementes Nativos).

One of the attractions of the Cerrado Gardens area was the publications of the Cerrado Seed Network. Dozens of books on native grasses, trees, flowers and fruits were acquired by visitors.

The event also featured two lectures on the introduction of native Cerrado plants in landscaping, both given by Mariana Siqueira: “Cerrado seed and seedling production” (06/29) and “Cerrado Gardens: potential landscape of the Brazilian savanna ”(06/30).

In the lectures and at the booth, the project was announced Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity, performed by Cerrado Seed Network in partnership with ICMBio, UnB and Cerrado Foot Association, among others. The project is funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, the International Conservation, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank), with the International Institute of Education of Brazil.

With this, the flora of the Cerrado it is getting closer and closer to urban gardens and people's lives - and native seeds are of crucial importance in this process!

* Text provided by the Cerrado Seed Network

 


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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

 

 

Peruaçu River, Januaria, MG. Photo: ©André Dib

 

 

The 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 such as “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*.

The Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic expanded from 1.8 million hectares to over 3 million hectares. The inclusion of ten conservation units in the Mosaic, which will now be part of the 15 existing UCs, totaling 25 protected areas, occurred last Thursday (05), three months after the proposal was submitted to the Technical Chamber. Management of MSVP units, where WWF-Brasil is part of the coordination. The MSVP Advisory Council unanimously approved the request for the extension of the mosaic. This is a big step for the planning and execution of joint actions in the prevention of deforestation and greater performance of conservation actions in one of the largest remnants of the Cerrado. See the full article on site from WWF-Brasil!

In order to integrate and strengthen the management of specially protected areas of the MSVP, WWF-Brasil and partners execute the project. & #8220; Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic & #8221; with support from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

* Text taken from the Mosaic Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu website.


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, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.

 

 

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

 

 

The Biomes Project aims to develop and incorporate tree solutions for sustainable use of Brazilian farms and to enable farmers and technicians as potential implementers and multipliers of these solutions. Regarding the new Forest Code, this project seeks to integrate the supply of agricultural and forest products, increasing the possibility of economic gains linked to the conservation of the environment. The project, the result of a partnership with the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), is implemented in the six Brazilian Biomes (Pampa, Pantanal, Amazon, Caatinga, Cerrado and Atlantic Forest) and It is managed through national and regional coordination. Embrapa Cerrado is responsible for managing activities in the Cerrado.

Between the days June 25 and 27, 2018, at Embrapa Headquarters in Brasilia (DF) the environmental adaptation course of the rural property was held, which included the realization of the Project Biomes, Brazilian Forest Service, Secretariat of Extractivism and Rural Development, Ministry of the Environment , National Confederation of Agriculture and EMBRAPA.

Environmental Adequacy Course

The course aimed to test a proposed menu for a course in distance education so that farmers, technicians multipliers and professionals can work on the environmental adequacy of rural properties, in support of the Environmental Regularization Program provided for in native vegetation protection legislation. In which analysts and researchers from EMBRAPA, SFB, SEDR-MMA, ICMBio, EMATER, SENAR, CNA, DF Secretariat of Agriculture, SEMA, IBRAM participated, among others, with activities in the analysis and implementation in restoration, restorers, environmental managers, that is, important actors for the development of the Environmental Regularization Program. 70 people were expected to attend.

Check the schedule:

June 25th

8h Course Opening: Reception of participants and Presentation of the Project Biomes and Event Expectations. CNA & #8211; MMA & #8211; Embrapa

8h30 Challenges for conservation and restoration of the Cerrado Biome. José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10h30 Cerrado vegetation: biotic and abiotic factors. José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

11h30 Interactions flora and fauna in the restoration. Marcelo Kuhlmann & #8211; Biomes Project

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Collection, processing and storage of seeds of native species for environmental recomposition. Maria Cristina de Oliviera & #8211; UnB FUP

2:15 pm Nurseries and seedling production of native species. Maria Cristina de Oliviera & #8211; UnB FUP

3:15 pm Break

15h30 Brazilian Seed and Seedling Legislation applied to seeds and seedlings of native or exotic forest species and those of medicinal or environmental interest. MAP

5 pm Closure of the day

June 26th

8h Strategies for restoring degraded or altered forest environments & #8211; Risks and challenges associated with RAD

Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10:30 am Strategies for restoring degraded or altered savanna and country environments Alexandre Sampaio & #8211; ICMbio

12:30 pm Lunch

13h30 Monitoring of overwriting jobs: Why, what, who, where and when to monitor? Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira, Embrapa

3:00 pm Break

3:30 pm Practice: Monitoring of recomposed areas. Alexandre Sampaio & #8211; ICMbio; Daniel Luis Mascia Vieira and José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

5 pm Closure of the day

June 27th

8h Environment Web System. What it is, what it is for and how to use it. Allan Milhomens & #8211; SEDR / MMA

9h Biodiversity Conservation: Sustainability and Innovation. Financial analysis of the models. The Restoration Chain Business! José Felipe Ribeiro, Embrapa

10:00 Break

10h30 Federal Environmental Legislation: Law 12.651 / 2012, CAR, PRA and PRADA. Understand the Native Vegetation Protection Act (12.651 / 2012) and its importance in restoration. Janaina Rocha & #8211; SFB / MMA

11:15 am Situation of CAR and PRA in the Federal District. Amanda Porto & #8211; IBRAM

12:30 pm Closing

 

 

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

The project “Avoiding the extinction of the Brazilian Merganser in the Veadeiros-Pouso Alto-Kalunga corridor” Its activities started in January 2018, in the city of Alto Paraíso de Goiás, located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region. The project aims to carry out monitoring and research activities of the Merganser, public awareness actions and training on the current conservation status of the species. The project lasts for two years and is funded by the & #8220; Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund ”- (CEPF)with the support of International Institute of Education of Brazil (IIEB). The project is executed by Amada Land Institute of Social Inclusion (IAT)Its basic team is composed by the General Coordinator: Gislaine Disconzi, Field Coordinator: Fernando Previdente, Educommunication Coordinator: Maria Beatriz Maury and Financial Coordinator: Paulo Henrique Golçalves.

Why take care of the Merganser?

With a small population and living in a restricted environment, the Merganser is a rare bird that is critically endangered. Its occurrence is currently only in Brazil. It has already disappeared in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Paraná and Santa Catarina and also in Argentina and Paraguay. Its presence indicates a good state of conservation of the environment, being a species restricted to environments of rapids, waterfalls and backwaters of clean and crystalline waters.

Some results of the project and its partnerships

Brazilian Merganser Launched as Brazil's Water Ambassador

On March 20th of this year, in the World Water Forum, in Brasilia, the Merganser received from the Ministry of the Environment the title of Ambassador of Brazilian Waters.

AMADA TERRA INSTITUTE TEAM WAS AT THE 8TH WORLD WATER FORUM: Gislaine Disconzi, Project Coordinator, Maria Beatriz Maury, Educommunication Coordinator, along with Ricardo Soavinsky, ICMBIO President, Rita Surrage de Medeiros, Pato Mergulhão PAN Coordinator CEMAVE, Prof. Sávio Bruno Freire, from UFF, Luís Fábio da Silveira, from USP, Paulo Zuquim Antas, from Funatura, Reinaldo Lourival, Nature and International Culture, Fabiane Sebaio, from Cervivo and Sônia Rigueira from Instituto Terra Brasilis. Celebrating the well deserved choice of the Brazilian Merganser for the title of Brazilian Water Ambassador. Photo: © IAT

Sighting of individuals on field expeditions

Since the beginning of the project, trainings, river embarkations and expeditions of reconnaissance of areas of the species registration have been carried out, aiming to locate individuals for future marking, ringing and placement of radios and GPS. In two of these expeditions, a couple and an individual have already been sighted. In Chapada dos Veadeiros, it is estimated that there are about 50 to 60 individuals, which makes these sightings a spectacular result, in a short period of time.

Individual located on the project expedition Avoiding the extinction of the Merganser in Chapada dos Veadeiros. Photo: © IAT

Chapada Television Show

In June, TV Record aired a documentary series about Chapada dos Veadeiros, dedicating an episode to the Merganser. To this end, he accompanied the Project team on one of their expeditions. This is a very positive result, which helps in the conservation of the species.

Record Series

https://noticias.r7.com/jornal-da-record/videos/pesquisadores-tentam-preservar-especies-da-chapada-dos-veadeiros-07062018

To know more

Project Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pato.mergulhao.7

Project Photos

https://www.facebook.com/pato.mergulhao.7/photos?lst=100002529835047%3A100026683758830%3A1530830913&source_ref=pb_friends_tl

 

* Text provided by Maria Beatriz Maury, Coordinator of Educommunication, Instituto Amada Terra

 

 

Conexsus 2018 Challenge

 

 

The Conexsus Challenge intends to network the economic potential of sustainable community business. The idea is for networks to expand and generate positive socio-environmental impacts, such as territorial resilience and the transition to the low carbon economy.

This initiative aims to mobilize the performance of various actors and connect enterprises, support organizations, market players, financiers and investors in search of shared creative and innovative solutions to strengthen sustainable business ecosystems.

The registration has been extended until July 30 and the challenge seeks producer associations and cooperatives from all over Brazil. Registrations are made through this link. More information on the site: http://desafioconexsus.org/

 

 

Campaign Offsets Cerrado

In June the company launched Campaign Offsets Cerrado for a new model of forest clearing aiming at the recovery and conservation of Cerrado.

The Federal District There is a rule that obliges everyone who clears Cerrado areas for urbanization to compensate for the impacts they have caused. THE legislation regulating compensation, however, is old (Decree 14783, 1993) and its implementation throughout 25 years demonstrated that in order for it to meet its goal, it needs to be updated. *
A group of experts, representatives of government, civil society and the productive sector, within the Cerrado Alliance, worked for two years to formulate a new compensation rule for the DF, which could at the same time bring more benefits and less financial costs. The proposal, which was also reviewed by the Environment Council & #8211; CONAM, is waiting Federal District Government approval.*

For more campaign information visit the official page!

* Text by Cerrado Compensation · Campaign for the signing of the new DF Forest Compensation Decree

 

 

Kalunga community gains ownership of areas important to its territory

Kalunga Community / © Ion David

 

On June 6 at 10 am, Attorney General Dr. Luiz Cesar Kimura, representing Governor Zé Eliton and the state of Goiás, accompanied by Dr. Vavá, handed the Deed of Grant of Real Right of Use to the President gives Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK), Vilmar Souza Costa, from the following areas:

PROPERTY NAME

AREA (ha)

Gleba Vacant Kid

3.682,5639

Gleba Vacant Gap of Souls

57.343,4438

Serra da Contenda I Biological Reserve

14.207,0000

TOTAL

75.233,0077

The ceremony was attended by a large number of Kalungas, the Boards of the Associations, the Judge of the Cavalcante County Dr. Pedro Piazzalunga Cesario Pereira, the Promoter Dr. Úrsula Catarina Pereira Pinto, the Mayor Rui Alves Maciel and the Councilors Kalungas Iron Moreira Dias and Salviano dos Santos Rosa. The joy of the Kalunga people during the solemnity was very great.

This conquest of the tenure of these three areas is extremely important for the consolidation of the territory of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage (SHPCK), fruit of the struggle of the Quilombo Kalunga Association. The communities of Teresina, Monte Alegre and Cavalcante received an entourage from the government of the state of Goiás that handed over the land use deed. Now Kalunga territory has these areas, which add up to 75,233,0077 hectares14,000 hectares belong to the Serra da Contenda I Biological Reserve.

SHPCK has approximately 39 regions which may be called communities, where more than 1,500 families. Kalungas have lived in the mountain ranges for approximately 300 years and have a harmonious relationship with the environment. The community also carries very strong culture and historical tradition in its people through crafts such as ceramics, weaving, embroidery and the production of home remedies.

Through the project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage”, The Quilombo Kalunga Association with the support of CEPF Cerrado (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) implement the improvement and consolidation of SHPCK's environmental and territorial management through Geographic Information System (GIS) as a tool for permanent territorial management, as well as the sustainable use of natural resources, aiming at guaranteeing the improvement in the quality of life for all residents and for future generations.  Access the link to know more about this initiative!

2018 has been a year of consolidating countless victories of the Kalunga people!

 

Kalunga community at the solemnity of the delivery of the Deed for the granting of real use of the areas
Kalunga community at the solemnity of the delivery of the Deed for the granting of real use of the areas
Representatives of the Kalunga people and the state of Goiás.
Representatives of the Kalunga people and the state of Goiás.
Representatives of the Kalunga people and the state of Goiás.
Representatives of the Kalunga people and the state of Goiás.

 

Do you know the plateau dove?

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 named as the only place 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 Reserve turtledoveplateau, which in the future will be a Private Natural Heritage Reserve, protects the only known population of the species *.

The project #8220; Saving the Plateau Roller and its Unique Habitat & #8221;, which is supported by CEPF Cerrado and executed by SAVE Brasil, has as its main objective to promote long-term conservation of the Cerrado in the plateau reddiscovery area, with special attention to the protection of this species, which is critically endangered. extinction.

Meet more about plateau dovetail, its vocalization, behavior and habitat on the SAVE Brasil and help us to keep it is critically endangered species!

* Adapted from text provided by SAVE Brasil.

 

 

 

Get to know the Cerrado Museum

 

In the imagination of many people in Brazil there is a stereotype of Cerrado illustrated by dry and gnarled trees, thick bark and thick leaves but not only crooked trees lives the Cerrado, it also has a wide variety of cacti, bromeliads, orchids, palms and grasses; 480 plant species are endemic, that is, it only exists in this place of planet Earth; This makes it have a high diversity of landscapes constituted by different vegetation physiognomies that place it among the savannas of the greatest floristic richness in the world.

The Cerrado is still perceived as a subsystem of the economy; The people, flora and fauna that inhabit and conserve them are an externality and even a hindrance to the production process but what many people do not know is that much of Brazil's agricultural GDP is in the Cerrado, at the same time. that all the remaining non-agricultural GDP depends on the Cerrado because it depends on the waters that flow from here. 25% of the national grain production comes from the Cerrado, four out of every ten heads of the cattle herd and half of almost 10 million tons of charcoal produced per year in the country. However, there is a risk that without conservation of the Cerrado, Brazil will lose its agricultural and environmental wealth. Without rivers there will be no life; without water there will be no agriculture, without vegetation there is no water. Without the Cerrado aquifers, there will be no rivers.

The lack of knowledge about their socio-biodiversity by society in general has justified its destruction, for this reason we created the Cerrado Museum in 2017 as a way to show its importance in the life of all Brazilians. Its mission is to disseminate scientific knowledge and popular knowledge and practices about the Cerrado's socio-biodiversity.

We can only teach about the Cerrado if we know it thoroughly. We can only keep it if we take care of it. We only take care of what we love and it is for the sake of the Cerrado that we created the Cerrado Museum as a way to show its infinite beauty and importance in the lives of all Brazilians.

Anyone anywhere in Brazil and around the world can access the Museum any day of the year as long as they have internet access.

The Cerrado Museum can be found at:  www.museucerrado.com.br

 

* Text by Rosângela Azevedo Corrêa & #8211; Museum Curator 

Faculty of Education - University of Brasilia

 

 

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

 

THE Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/ BPBES, in partnership with Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development / FBDS and with Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation / EMBRAPA, will host the Ecosystem Services Partnership Regional Conference Latin America & Caribbean & #8211; ESP, that will occur between the days October 22 and 26, 2018 in the facilities of the State University of Campinas / Unicamp. 

Fifteen sessions, covering a wide range of topics on ecosystem services, will be presented during the conference. The call for abstract submission is open until July 4, 2018. Check out the information about the programming and abstract submission!

Meet ESP * 

* Text provided by BPBES

THE Ecosystem Service Partnership  aims to improve communication, coordination and cooperation and build a strong network of individuals and organizations.

The Network was established in 2008 by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (University of Vermont, USA) and is now being coordinated by Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) (Wageningen, the Netherlands). ESP is an organization based on institutional and individual members.

Since 2016, the network has been organizing alternate and regional world conferences. The last ESP9 World Conference was in Shenzhen, China, in 2017. In 2016, the Latin American conference was in Colombia.

 

 

Project promotes conservation actions of the faveiro-de-Wilson

The wilson's faveiro has been studied, monitored and protected since 2003 by the faveiro-de-wilson Conservation Program. Currently, the native population is reduced to less than 300 adult individuals in the wild, largely due to habitat destruction. The project Handling and protection of the Wilson's faveiro (Dimorphanda wilsonii), performed by Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoobotany Foundation, aims to increase the protection of this species and its habitat through the implementation of actions of its National Action Plan (PAN), working on conservation and awareness through community engagement.
The 2nd Wilson's Faveiro Encounter was held last May, in the City Hall of Maravilhas-MG. At the time, 20 rural owners who have the species in their properties were gathered and other collaborators that help in its search and conservation. Fernando Fernandes, project leader, gave a presentation about faveiro and the research and conservation work that the Society has been doing in the region.
See more in the video below:

Rural communities receive training in rural property management in DF

 

 

The team of Bartô Networkthrough the project “Agroforestry providing ecosystem services”, held in April training in the pre-settlement Rosely Nunes, located in the Pipiripau River basin, northeast region of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasilia (DF).

Thirty community-based men, women, youth and adults participated in the training in Rural Property Management, which aimed to teach the basics of the administration of rural property. & #8220; This training has a continuing character & #8221; reported Rafael Pinzón, project leader. Household monitoring will be maintained throughout the seedling production and planting process, especially throughout production on each family's property. The main topics addressed were home, property and health management, property and food, property and production, property and agroecology, sustainable agriculture, agroecological transition, property management and marketing, and controls for property management.

The training sparked interest in property management from housing management. The working groups suggested improvements to improve the community's quality of life from hygiene in the family environment. Important aspects for property management were also on the agenda, such as the acquisition of inputs and tools, planting, care for crops, harvesting, storage and marketing.

 

Photo: Rede Bartô

 

 

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

 

Proposed national strategy for the biome also includes the defense of the territorial rights of the peoples and traditional communities of the region. Guidelines will be delivered to candidates for President of the Republic

Brasilia, June 4, 2018 - O Cerrado It is more than the world's granary for Brazilian agricultural production, it is also the water tank of Brazil. The statement by former Federal District Secretary for the Environment, André Lima, shows the need for the next President of the Republic to review the form of occupation of the biome, which has suffered increasing devastation in recent years. “To this day no president has considered the Cerrado as a biome it is,” Lima emphasized.

In order to reconcile the necessary actions for the economic, social and environmental development of the country, six social and environmental organizations met to promote the seminar. “National Strategy for the Cerrado”, to be delivered to all candidates for president by August this year. The seminar will take place on June 5 - World Environment Day - and will be held by Commission for Environment and Sustainable Development (CMADS), in plenary 2, of Annex II, of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia.

The proposal to be presented to the presidential candidate has three axes. The first is the conservation and recovery of the Cerrado. This guideline includes the implementation of environmental legislation, the strengthening of protected areas and the goal of zero net deforestation in the Cerrado, safeguarding the particularities of family farmers, peoples and traditional communities. The second is the guarantee of territorial rights and access to natural resources by traditional populations and extractive communities. The third axis is the most challenging: integrating agricultural development with the conservation and integrity of the biome to ensure sustainable development for the environment. “Today, the Cerrado is a region seen only for the development of agribusiness and livestock”, points out André Lima.

“The Cerrado is a spring region of the Amazon, São Francisco, Tocantins, North / Northeast Atlantic basin, East Atlantic basin and the Paraná / Paraguay river basin,” explains the environmentalist.

The National Strategy Coordination for the Cerrado is made up of six socio-environmental organizations: the institutes Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), International Education of Brazil (IEB), Amazonian Environmental Research (IPAM), Socio-Environmental (ISA), Center of Life (ICV) and the World Fund for Nature (WWF-Brazil). The seminar will be supported by Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) and with resources from Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Cerrado threatened

The Cerrado is the second largest biome in Brazil and houses 40% of the Brazilian population. They are family farmers, communities and traditional people - quilombolas, Gerizeiros (northern Minas Gerais), babassu coconut breakers, indigenous peoples, among others - there are 216 indigenous lands and 83 ethnic groups in its interior.

As for water, it houses the Guarani aquifer - the second largest underground reservoir in the world, besides the Bambuí and Urucuia aquifers. Part of the Southeast depends on rainwater and springs in the Cerrado.

The Brazilian Cerrado is one of the most endangered savannas on the planet. It currently has only 50% of its original plant cover. Only 5% of its area is protected by fully protected conservation units.

Speaking of devastation, it is a threat to a biodiversity-rich biome. Some studies report more than 12,000 cataloged species of native flora.

Regarding fauna, about 250 species of mammals live in the Cerrado, along with a rich birdlife, with 856 species recorded. The diversity of 800 fish species, 262 reptile species and 204 amphibian species is high and relevant for maintaining Cerrado ecosystems.

For more information about the event visit the website CMADS It's this one link.

 

 

WebAmbiente assists decision making in the environmental adequacy process

 

 

The WebEnvironment was launched this year and is an interactive information system that aims to facilitate the storage and search for information on technological solutions for landscape use, restoration and restoration in Legal Reserve and Permanent Preservation Areas at the national level. The system also aims to support the implementation of the new Forest Code by stimulating the use of the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) and gathers information on seed collection, seedling production and ecological restoration plantations.

The highlights of the new tool are the Environmental Recomposition Simulator, which provides specific suggestions for recomposing areas. And the extensive and updated list of native flora species which can be accessed by biome, plant formation and phytophysiognomy with indications of the species that can be used in the recomposition processes.

This initiative is part of a joint action between Embrapa and the Secretariat of Extractivism and Sustainable Rural Development (MMA), in cooperation with various specialists from different partner institutions.

To know the system access: https://www.webambiente.gov.br/  

More information:  

 

 

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

It took place last week in Januária (Minas Gerais), between the 10th and 11th of May, the first Cerrado and Caatinga Protected Area Mosaic Meeting. This meeting was organized by WWF-Brazil, Pro-Nature Foundation (FUNATURA), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), State Forest Institute (IEF-MG), Protected Areas Mosaic Network and Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic and was attended by the groups of the Capybara-Confusions Mosaics, High Jequitinhonha-Serra do Cabral, Jalapão, Eastern Amazon, Veadeiros (still in proposal), Southern Espinhaço (still in proposal) and representatives of various institutions. The event took place under the project “Strengthening integral territorial management in the specially protected areas of the Sertão-Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic”, executed by WWF-Brasil and with the support of CEPF Cerrado, which aims to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic.

This was the first opportunity to bring together the Cerrado and Caatinga Mosaics to introduce themselves and discuss various actions of integrated management, project execution, communication actions and activities that are taking place in the different mosaics. At the time, proposals were also presented for the creation of Veadeiros Mosaic and Southern Spine Mosaic received a letter of support from the meeting participants, and the next venue for the event was Jalapão Mosaic, which was recently established. THE Protected Area Mosaic Network (REMAP) It also had a space for presentation, reinforcing the importance of acting in networks to strengthen integrated management and policies. On the second day, a technical visit to the Peruaçu Caves National Park, which provided participants with contact with biodiversity, caves and rock art and archaeological sites of the Peruaçu region. Visitors were guided by the park's environmental drivers, who are part of the local community and were trained and accredited by ICMBio.

More information about the meeting also at site from WWF-Brasil.

 

Mosaic Meeting in Januária, Minas Gerais.
Reception for visitors at Cavernas do Peruaçu National Park, MG.
Rock painting in Cavernas do Peruaçu National Park, MG.
Participants of the event in Januária, MG .. Photo: Felipe Spina / WWF-Brasil

 

 

 

 

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

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

The restoration course is part of the project & #8220; Training in ecological restoration of the Cerrado & #8221;, which is supported by CEPF Cerrado, and 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. The seed collection course is a project initiative #8220; Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity & #8221;, which also receives support from CEPF Cerrado and 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.

Registration for each course can be done at the links below:

Seed Collection & #8211; Mambaí / GO & #8211; June 8-10
https://goo.gl/forms/g2D7HdxkILfTXdJl1

Seed Collection & #8211; Peruaçu / MG & #8211; June 12-13
https://goo.gl/forms/dHiVTswQVp3j6q1K2

Ecological Restoration & #8211; Peruaçu / MG & #8211; June 14-15
https://goo.gl/forms/15HBcy5GApJ1twau1

 

 

 

 

WWF conducts educommunication actions in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project & #8220; Strengthening of Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão-Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic & #8221; was approved at CEPF Cerrado's First Call of 2016 and is being implemented by WWF-Brasil and aims to integrate and strengthen the management of specially protected areas of the MSVP.

WWF-Brasil has invested in educommunication workshops to fill a gap in the education of young people living in regions where projects focused on social and environmental issues are implemented. In April, the Educommunication Workshop was held at Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic (MSVP), which was attended by 47 children, adolescents, youth and adults - between 12 and 40 years old - representing about ten communities and municipalities in northern Minas Gerais. , southwest of Bahia and a piece of Goiás. Read the full article on the WWF-Brazil.

 

Peruaçu River, Januaria, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Photo: André Dib

 

 

 

CEPF Cerrado Selects 5 Small Support Projects in 2nd Call for Letters of Intent 2017

 

The Regional Implementation Team (RIT) of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) makes the outcome of the proposal selection process official. Small Supports gives Second Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) 2017.

In response to the announcement, we received all 68 projects, being 23 Small Support projects. 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 analysis and final decision by CEPF Cerrado and IEB staff.

The projects were evaluated considering the specific outline of this second notice that sought to support actions aimed at the following strategic directions: 3) Restoration: propose solutions to monitor restoration efforts, increase private investment in restoration in the Cerrado and scale restoration efforts; 4) Species (Priority 4.1): implement National Action Plans (PANs) for priority species, focusing on habitat management and protection; 5) Monitoring (Priority 5.2): collect and disseminate monitoring data on the quantity and quality of water resources to integrate and share data on major hotspot watersheds; 6) Strengthening civil society (Priority 6.1): strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations to participate in collective bodies and processes related to the management of territories and natural resources.

In the end, were approved Five Proposals for Small Support that best responded to the specific clipping of this notice. Below is, in alphabetical order, the list of the 05 (five) projects selected in this Second call 2017 To receive Small Supports:

No. Strategic direction Project name Organization UF
1 4 (4.1)

 

Ecology and recovery of Uebelmannia buiningui Donald (Cactaceae) Jurumi Institute MG
2 6 (6.1) I FENACO - I Forum of the Midwest Environmentalists INCOME DF, MT, MS, GO
3 5 (5.2) Local water resource management action planning in Biodiversity Corridor Mirador-Mesas (Piauí) Pastoral Land Commission / Aidenvironment PI
4 3 Mapping of isolated trees and the potential of natural regeneration in Cerrado cultivated pastures Arthur Bernardes Foundation (FUNARBE) TO
5 5 (5.2) Chapada dos Guimarães Corridor Water Resources Mapping Pantanal Research Center (CPP) MT

The Small Projects (selected and unselected) received individual announcements about the outcome of the selection process.

Please be advised that Big Projects They also went through these evaluation stages in Brazil and were referred to the CEPF team in Washington for the final stage of the process and final decision.

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 Second Call, congratulating them for their invaluable work in the conservation of our dear Cerrado biome!

 

Brasilia, May 2, 2018.

 

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

 

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

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

From 03 to 06/04 the members of the Working Groups of the Mosaic Waters, Private Initiative, Agroecology and Extractivism, Integrated Management of Conservation Units and Tourism met. The meeting was held at the premises of the Federal University of Montes Claros - UNIMONTES, on the campus of Januária (MG).

In this opportunity, the participants of the groups representing the various sectors operating in the area covered by the Mosaic, could evolve in their proposals for the elaboration of the CBD Plan and the contribution to the Socio-Environmental Zoning. The methodology of working with maps of the region has been the main tool for the debate with the traditional, indigenous and quilombola communities of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic.

 

Text by Fernando Lima

 

Waters of Mosaic Working Groups, Private Initiative, Agroecology and Extractivism, Integrated Management of Conservation Units and Tourism. Photo: Paulo Henrique / Funatura
Presentation by Cesar Victor do Espírito Santo, Superintendent of Funatura. Photo: Paulo Henrique / Funatura

 

 

Restoration project in Tocantins helps rebuild Cerrado areas

The project Restores Tocantins is helping to rebuild 15 hectares of Cerrado in the state, through the technique of direct sowing of native seeds, where the collected seeds are thrown directly in the place to be restored. Through this collection, processing and storage of seeds of native tree species a large germplasm bank was constituted and Demonstration Restoration Modules (MDR) were installed in degraded and altered Permanent Preservation (APP) and Legal Reserve (RL) areas, in the properties. rural areas of central Tocantins. MDRs will be monitored through periodic evaluations of parameters and indicators of ecological succession and potential economic use.

Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Direct seeding technique. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Area under restoration process. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Acorn bean fruit and seeds. Photo: Ricardo Haidar
Photos: Ricardo Haidar
Photos: Ricardo Haidar

 

The main objective of the project is to promote the rational use of the native vegetation and vegetation cover of the state of Tocantins, transforming underutilized areas into strategic zones for the state economy, reducing the cost of restoration and providing the economic viability of these areas to the producer. rural. This project is an initiative of the State University of Tocantins (UNITINS) in technical cooperation with forestry / rural extension, promotion, inspection and planning institutions in the state of Tocantins, and is supported by research / teaching institutions from the third sector and private resources of landowners.

See the full article:

 

 

 

 

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

In this month of April, the International Institute of Education of Brazil / CEPF Cerrado received a visit from the CEPF International and Conservation International / GEF for a visit to projects that are already running in the areas of Cerrado of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The projects were approved by CEPF Cerrado First Call 2016 and are executed by Hanaiti Yomo'omo Association (AHY), ECOA, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil and are developing work aimed at restoration, training, territorial management, public policy, protected areas and agroecology.

THE AHY and the ECOA They work with the strengthening of communities, the first seeking the inclusion of indigenous people and the second with rural settlers, by adding value and generating income through the Cerrado's agricultural and agro-extractive products. In addition, ECOA is following a vegetation restoration process started in 2016 in 15 areas (totaling approximately 22 ha). THE Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil seek to strengthen CONDEMAs to support local decisions that contribute to the conservation of the Cerrado and to the achievement of global biodiversity conservation goals. In addition, WWF-Brazil aims to promote participatory municipal land use planning and develop community-based programs for ecological restoration.

Know the details of each project in the site of CEPF Cerrado.

Quilombola Territory in Corguinho, MS.
Seedling nursery in the Aldeia Brejão indigenous community in Nioaque, MS.
Cerrado areas under restoration in Miranda, MS. Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection
Teams from IEB, CEPF, CI, ECOA, Neotropic Foundation of Brazil and WWF-Brazil.

Photos: Aryanne Amaral / IEB

3/21 & #8211; International Forest Day

 

Forest of Lagoa Azul Municipal Park, São Desidério, Bahia, Brazil. Photo: © Aryanne Amaral / IEB

 

Today, March 21stcelebrates International Forest Day or World Forest Day. To underscore the importance of forests for maintaining life on earth and the need to conserve them, in 1971 the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) suggested the creation of the “World Forest Day”. The commemoration of the date was set for March 21, due to the early spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Cerrado It is recognized for being a biome of savannah predominance, but within its mosaic of landscapes, we can find forest formations such as Gallery, Riparian, Dry or Seasonal Forest and Cerradão. Gallery and Riparian Woods are always associated with watercourses, such as rivers and streams, while Dry Woods and Cerradão occur in drained areas, ie, without association with water.

Forests in the Cerrado play an important role in protecting and conserving water resources, as well as in protecting flora and fauna species. Some studies indicate that the presence of these forests in the Cerrado is a reflection of the great climatic and geomorphological changes in the past, which led to the expansion and shrinkage of humid forests in South America, which today are equivalent to the Amazon and Atlantic Forests. Thus, forests in Central Brazil are considered refuges, as they contain species of the Atlantic and Amazonian flora in their floristic composition.

The Cerrado is under high pressure, showing deforestation rates at the Amazon level. According to data from the Ministry of the Environment, forest formations, which covered an area of over 175,000 km² in 2002, lost almost 20,000 km² (10,6%) in the period 2002-2010. The most impacted forest formations were seasonal, gallery and riparian forests, which together lost more than 16,000 km².

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) & #8211; CEPF Cerrado and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) have been working to contribute to reducing these deforestation rates and restoring areas in 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, International Conservation, the European Union, the Global Environment Fund (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank, with a view to providing funding for the protection of unique and threatened ecosystems - also known as priority hotspots of biodiversity.

 

 

8th World Water Forum takes place this week in Brasilia

 

The 8th World Water Forum, the largest global event on water issues, began in Brasilia on March 18 and will take place until next Friday (23). The event brings together representatives from more than 170 countries, including scientists, rulers, parliamentarians, judges, engaged people, NGOs, researchers and ordinary citizens - to exchange experiences, analyze problems and seek solutions related to the conscious use of water around the planet. In all, there are approximately 86 exhibitors, about 1,300 speakers and more than 45,000 people gathered in Brasilia to participate in about 300 sessions, debates and side events, all related to water.

The Forum has a free space open to the public, Citizen Village, which promotes formative, cultural, interactive, sensory and dialogue building activities aimed at improving water use. The village has a solutions market, a space where water solutions will be presented, which have been selected from all over the world.

Many activities parallel to the event are taking place in various areas of the city. Check out the schedule at site official and participate in the Forum!

 

 

 

SEMA Bahia launches publication of good agricultural practices for the Cerrado

The State Secretariat of the Environment (SEMA) of the state of Bahia launched the publication & #8220; How to Grow Food by Planting Forests - Stories of People, Forests, and Gardens fruit of the Cerrado Project, which takes place in partnership between the State Government, the Ministry of the Environment and the World Bank, operating in 11 municipalities in western Bahia.

The publication presents examples of Cerrado farmers who have changed their relationship with the ways of producing, showing that it is possible to grow food in collaboration with nature, using agroecological practices and agroforestry systems, without the use of pesticides, with green manure, a consortium between species, use of creole seeds and native plants, consistent with nature's cycles. The objective is to socialize information among farmers, territorial agents, technicians of Technical Assistance and Rural Extension (ATER), teachers and public servants of the municipalities of Western Bahia contemplated by the Cerrado Program.

More information on site from SEMA.

 

 

 

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

ECOA's technical team (Ecology and Action) along with seated monitors have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the process of restoration started in 2016. In these visits, they identified areas with great potential for natural regeneration, where springs are gradually recovering with the aid of reforestation vegetation. In addition to the restoration process of ecosystem services, ECOA's technical team has been recording the constant return of wildlife in the region. In the area the presence of the tapir (Tapirus terrestris)hand-naked (Procyon cancrivorus) and tuíiús (Jabiru mycteria).

Records of the presence of tuíiús and hand-naked in the area undergoing regeneration. © ECOA
Tapir footprint in the area. © ECOA

ECOA performs project activities “Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor: filling social and environmental gaps”In regions of the municipalities of Nioaque and Miranda (MS). The project is supported by CEPF Cerrado and aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the biome, by strengthening non-timber extraction in the communities and settlements of the Miranda corridor - Bodoquena.

 

Rural communities receive training through project supported by CEPF Cerrado

On February 23 and 24 (2018), the staff of the Bartô Networkthrough the project & #8220; Agroforestry Providing Ecosystem Services & #8221; conducted training in rural communities in the Pipiripau River basin, located in the northeast of the Federal District, 55 km from the center of Brasília (DF).

The new rural settlers of the Agrarian Reform, Roseli Nunes community, received training focused on the importance of collective work, where they were presented notions about the bases of associativism and cooperativism. THE Oziel Alves community had the training focused on presentation of the new Forest Code, where the importance of Permanent Preservation Areas, Legal Reserve, Rural Environmental Registry and Cerrado restoration were emphasized. In all, the training involved 44 people with an average age between 18 and 60 years.

The next steps of the project foresee the conservation of Cerrado areas within the farmers' lot through natural regeneration and planting of seedlings; the maintenance of the legal reserve community areas through a continuous campaign of environmental education and seedling enrichment and the implementation of agroforestry.

The project & #8220; Agroforestry Providing Ecosystem Services & #8221; It is supported by CEPF Cerrado and has as its main objective the beneficiation of family farming communities that are in the Cerrado biome and the RIDE Brasilia, which are part of a key area for biodiversity in Central Brazil. More information about the project at site from CEPF Cerrado.

 

Training conducted by Rede Bartô in rural communities located around Brasilia (DF). Photos: © Aryanne Amaral

 

 

 

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

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

ECOA's technical team together with seated monitors have been monitoring a reforested area of 22 ha, which had the process of restoration started in 2016. In these visits, they identified areas with great potential for natural regeneration, where springs are gradually recovering with the aid of reforestation vegetation.

At the beginning of these first actions in the region, the ECOA team received a positive return from landowners, who were willing to cooperate, which generated a waiting list of people willing to reforest their Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs). Usually, as the team reported, one of the biggest difficulties encountered by reforestation actions is the consent of the owners. In many regions, it is quite difficult to find people who authorize APPs to be closed and replanted.

With these actions, the project foresees that in the medium and long term, the community bases and associations in the settlements will be strengthened by the increase of extractive production, which will be promoted through the planting of species, which benefits the expansion of the areas of conservation of the Cerrado in the Bodoquena corridor - Miranda.

 

Area of 22 ha that has undergone a reforestation process and is being monitored by the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor project, carried out by Ong Ecologia e Ação (ECOA) and with support from CEPF Cerrado.

 

 

Naked Footprints (Procyon cancrivorus) registered by project supported by CEPF Cerrado

Footprints naked hand, or also popularly known as raccoon or mangrove dog, were recorded by the team of ECOA NGO during technical travel. Scientific director Rafael Morais made the record in an area that is undergoing a process of recomposing the native vegetation of Cerrado, in the Boa Esperança settlement region (Mato Grosso do Sul). According to the note released by the team, the animal is rare in plant suppression region. See the full news at site ECOA.

ECOA's activities are being supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado)through the project Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor & #8221;, which aims to assist in the revegetation and conservation of the Cerrado, through the strengthening of non - timber extraction in communities and settlements of the Miranda - Bodoquena corridor, Mato Grosso do Sul.

Learn more about the projects supported by CEPF Cerrado in this link!

 

Naked / Raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) footprints recorded by Ong ECOA staff. Photo taken from ECOA's website (© Rafael Morais).

 

 

Let's talk about the Cerrado?

¹The Cerrado is the largest hot spot in the western hemisphere, covering more than 2 million km2 in Brazil and smaller parts (around 1%) of Bolivia and Paraguay. This one hot spot It also includes the headwaters of the three largest river basins in South America (Amazonas / Tocantins, São Francisco and Prata), thus highlighting their importance for the region's water security. In addition, the Cerrado is extremely rich in plant richness, with over 12,000 cataloged native species. The great diversity of habitats results in remarkable transitions between different vegetation types. About 250 species of mammals live in the Cerrado, along with a rich birdlife with 856 recorded species. The diversity of fish (800 species), reptiles (262 species) and amphibians (204 species) is also high. Many of these species are endemic. For these reasons, the Cerrado is considered to be the most biodiverse tropical savanna region in the world.

¹ In addition to its environmental specificities, the Cerrado also has great social importance. Many people depend on their natural resources to survive with quality of life, including indigenous groups, quilombolas, gerizeiros, riparian and babassu coconut breakers, which are part of Brazil's historical and cultural heritage and share traditional knowledge of biodiversity. More than 220 plant species are known for medicinal use and many native fruits are regularly consumed by locals and sold in urban centers.

¹Currently, the Cerrado is one of the main areas of the planet for agricultural and livestock production. While it is a source of pride to many, border expansion also takes its toll. The Ministry of Environment estimates that by 2010, 47% of the Cerrado had been converted and most of the remaining areas of natural vegetation were fragmented. The pressure remains intense because of the agricultural expansion of soy, meat, sugar cane, eucalyptus and cotton, products that are essential for the national economy and world markets. As a result, annual deforestation rates in the Cerrado are higher than in the Amazon.

& #8220; Let's talk about the Cerrado? & #8221; it's a one video series which provides information about the biome, its history and risks. This publication was produced by the project #8220; Land Use Initiative & #8211; INPUT & #8221;, the result of a partnership between Agroicone it's the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) in Brazil, which brings together several actors to map the challenges of natural resource management in Brazil. Check out one of the videos in the series:

 

 

¹Text taken from Profile of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hostpot Ecosystem (2017).

 

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

The Pro-Nature Foundation & #8211; FUNATURA has an open process of Individual Consultant Selection (Request for Expression of Interest) for the following functions: 
a) One technician for the Administrative and Financial Management of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 004/2017 (Deadline extended to 11/27/2017& #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
b) A technician for the Coordination of the Plant Extractivism Theme of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 005/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
c) A technician for the Coordination of the Community-Based Ecocultural Tourism Theme of the Sertão Veredas & #8211 Mosaic Project; Peruaçu, which is funded by Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference No. 006/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
(d) a technician for the Elaboration of the Socio-Environmental Zoning of the Sertão Veredas Mosaic - Peruaçu referring to Sertão Veredas Mosaic Design & #8211; Peruaçu, which has financial support from Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the FUNATURA / CEPF Terms of Reference Nº 007/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
e) A technician for the Elaboration of Thematic Maps to subsidize the Socio-Environmental Zoning of the Sertão Veredas Mosaic - Peruaç referring to Sertão Veredas Mosaic Design & #8211; Peruaçu, which has financial support from Conservation International - CI through the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF, as detailed in the Terms of Reference FUNATURA / CEPF No. 008/2017 & #8211; MOSAICO SERTÃO VEREDAS - PERUAÇU PROJECT, published on the website www.funatura.org.br. See attachment.
To participate in the selection, applicants should email the detailed resume until 11:59 pm on 11/28/2017 for: funatura@funatura.org.br. More information on site of FUNATURA.
FUNCTION: +55 (61) 3274-5449

Rural property adaptation courses in Cerrado will be offered in Brasilia and Cuiabá

 

In the Cerrado, it is estimated that there are over 5 million hectares to be restored to comply with the legislation and the restoration goal assumed by the Brazilian government during COP21 (2015). Challenges abound and innovation is needed so that practices that are now innovative will be tested and implemented on a large scale to enable the ecological restoration of grassland and savannah vegetation that characterizes more than 60% of the original Cerrado area¹ .

The project “Sementese Restoration Market Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity” administered by Cerrado Seed Network and under the coordination of ICMBio and partnerships Embrapa and University of Brasilia, was contemplated in the First Call of the CEPF public notice. In this project, three tons of seeds will be distributed to promote the use of techniques, as well as promote the improvement of seed trade through collector training, development of an application for communication between the ends of the restoration chain and will be carried out. courses.

The course Environmental Adequacy of Rural Property It permeates themes such as the ecological characterization of the Cerrado, federal environmental legislation, recovery strategies, native species of economic interest, risks and challenges associated with RAD, and monitoring of recovery. The first course took place in Clapping (TO) between 09 and 11 October (2017) and the next are scheduled to occur in Cuiaba (MT), in the period of 29/11 to 12/01 is at Brasilia DF), in the period of 05 to 07/12. The details of the course schedule that will be offered in Brasilia can be accessed on here, Entries can be made through the Embrapa Cerrados until the day 26/11 and more information can be obtained by calling (61) 3388-9940. Registration for the course of Cuiaba already are closedbut more information can be obtained from the SEMA (MT) environmental analyst who leads the activity, Ligia Nara Vendramin, via email (ligiavendramin@sema.mt.gov.br).

 

¹Adapted from the text sent by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio - Environmental Analyst CECAT / ICMBio

Climate Forum will be held in DF between November 28 and 29

The Climate Forum that will happen here in Federal District from November 28 to 29, Águas Claras Auditorium at the Ulysses Guimarães Convention Center, has the purpose of discussing, focusing on three strategic themes, the scenarios and alternatives for adaptation to climate change; the Federal District's greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation options; and climate governance.

The closing plenary meeting will read the proposal of the decree creating the forum, submitted for consultation by participants, and forwarded to the governor of Brasilia. This proposal deals with the creation of climate governance instances in the DF, the consolidation of the Forum as a permanent institution, and also proposes the installation of a scientific panel to support decision makers.

The vacancies are limited to 200 participants and the registrations should be carried out in site from SEMA-DF. THE full schedule is available on here.

The full article about the Forum can be accessed at site from SEMA / DF.

More information:

Email: comunicacaosema@gmail.com

Phone: (61) 3214 - 5611

 

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

The course & #8220; Creation and Management of Conservation Units in Urban Areas: Conceptual, Legal and Practical Aspects & #8221; that will be offered between the days November 27th and December 2nd, 2017 by architect and urban planner Miguel von Behr, aims to train and develop the environmental and urban professional in the integration of territorial and participatory management.

The classes will take place at the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB), located in Brasilia (DF). More information and course details are available in this folder:

 

How to submit your proposal to CEPF 2nd Call?

The term for sending proposals to CEPF Cerrado Second Call It now closes on November 8th (2017). 

It is call It is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations. Letters of intent should be formulated to Small Projects (up to US$ 50,000) and Large Projects (up to US$ 50,000 and maximum US$ 200,000). Proposals will be accepted in the following Strategic Directions and Investment Priorities:

Strategic Direction 3 - Promote and strengthen the productive chains associated with sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration in the hostpot (As defined in the edict).

Investment Priority 4.1- Support the implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) for priority species, focusing on habitat management and protection (Small Projects Only).

Investment Priority 5.2 - Support the collection and dissemination of water resources quantity and quality monitoring data to integrate and share data on the main hotspot watersheds.

Investment Priority 6.1 - Strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations to participate in collective bodies and processes related to the management of territories and natural resources.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL?

To submit the projects, the tenderer who will apply for the support of Small Projects must submit your proposal through the platform PROSAS. Proponents who will compete for support from Great Projects must submit their proposals through the platform ConservationGrants

 

Access the full notice of Second call on the CEPF Cerrado website. Specific questions can be taken by email (cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br) or on our website. site.

 

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

Project Team & #8220; Field and Savannah Restoration in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park & #8221; receiving the award at the 7th World Conference of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). (Photo courtesy of the team)

The project “Restoration of Fields and Savannas in the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park (PNCV)” was awarded as the best restoration project presented at the VII World Conference of the International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), held between August and September 2017. The project, coordinated by ICMBio, competed with 14 other projects, having been among the three finalists. This project was started in 2010 in order to eradicate invasive species and restore degraded areas in the Park. In 2012, analyst Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio (CECAT / ICMBio) in partnership with other servants, proposed to expand the scale of restoration experiments, including the Cerrado herbaceous-shrub species. The technique tested was the direct seeding of native species, much inspired by the method of restoration of forests around the Xingu National Park. This project has already received funding from the Boticário Group Foundation for Nature Protection and the Cerrado Seed Network, and has the support of researchers from Embrapa, such as Daniel Mascia Vieira and José Felipe Ribeiro, and UnB, Isabel Belloni Schmidt and Sarah. Caldas, in addition to having the support of the community surrounding the PNCV. The project has always sought to generate knowledge and improve low cost and high efficiency restoration techniques to restore Cerrado savannah and grassland formations, involving local communities at all stages. In 2016, everyone involved in the project came together to guide innovative action in the Park. The objective was to carry out forest replacement via direct sowing of native plants, promoting on a large scale the first restoration of savannah and grassland formations of the Cerrado. The plantations of this replacement were carried out in 2015 and 2016, where it was possible to restore 94 ha.

The ecological restoration of savannahs and fields of the Cerrado is a challenge that is still poorly studied and applied. Nevertheless, the practices developed in the PNCV, with replicas in REBIO Contagem (Brasília-DF) and Fazenda Entre-Rios (PAD-DF), indicate that it is possible to restore large scale savannah and grassland formations. This result was only achieved thanks to the active involvement of the surrounding PNCV community, especially in the production of native seeds and in the sowing and maintenance activities of the areas. Today there are more than 70 families of seed collectors organized by the Cerrado de Pé Association, which is the first to offer seeds of herbaceous-shrub species in the Cerrado. Currently the collectors of Chapada dos Veadeiros offer seeds of 80 native species, including herbs, shrubs and trees. Since 2012, 105 ha have been restored from sowing about 25 tons of native plant seeds, moving R$ 170,000 to local communities.

adapted from text sent by Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio & #8211; Environmental Analyst CECAT / ICMBio

Indigenous and Quilombolas Discuss Project Actions Supported by CEPF Fund

Both indigenous people and quilombolas participated in the last week of the presentation of the three projects supported by the CEPF Fund (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), in Portuguese Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, to be implemented in the territory of the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic. The event took place through the partnership between WWF-Brazil, the Pro-Nature Foundation (Funatura) and the Peruaçu Valley Family and Agro-Extractive Farmers Cooperative (CooPeruaçu), all covered by CEPF investments. The objective was to disseminate information that shows the interfaces of the three proposals and highlight the intention to develop joint actions.

News posted from WWF Brasil website. See the full story on here.

The event was held by WWF-Brasil, Funatura and CooPeruaçu, to disseminate information that shows the interfaces of the three proposals and highlight the intention to develop joint actions.
© Kolbe Soares / WWF-Brasil

 

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

© Michael Becker / IEB

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

This month, CEPF Cerrado is touring some states in Brazil to publicize its second notice to support projects in the hot spot Thick. Presentations have already been held in the cities of Campo Grande (MS), Barreiras (BA) and São Luís (MA). In the coming weeks, visits are planned in the cities of Cuiabá (MT), Palmas (TO), Caxias (MA) and Imperatriz (MA). The presentations will detail how institutions can apply to secure resources for developing Cerrado-focused projects.

It is call It is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations. Letters of intent should be formulated to Small Projects (up to US$ 50,000) and Large Projects (up to US$ 50,000 and maximum US$ 200,000). Interested parties can apply until November 08, 2017.

Access the full notice of Second call on the CEPF Cerrado website. Specific questions can be taken by email (cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br) or on our website. site.

Launch events of the second CEPF Cerrado public notice in the states of Mato Grosso, Maranhão and Tocantins:

* Presence must be confirmed by email: cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br

City State Place Date Schedule
Cuiaba / MT INPP Meeting Room 18/10/17 2 pm
Caxias / MA Caxias Higher Studies Center, UEMA, meeting room 17/10/17 4 pm
Empress / MA UFMA, Campus Center, Room 3 19/10/17 9 am
Palms / TO Palmas Human Rights Center Auditorium & #8211; CDH 19/10/17 2 pm

CEPF Cerrado launches new call for projects throughout the hotspot

Mauritania flexuosa Lf & #8211; Buriti

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & #8211; CEPF launches the Second Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) focused on innovative and relevant conservation projects for the Cerrado Hotspot. Interested parties can apply until November 8, 2017.

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

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

Proposals to this notice should include only the following Strategic Directions and Investment Priorities:

Strategic Direction 3 & #8211; Promote and strengthen the productive chains associated with sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration in the hostpot (As defined in the notice).

Investment Priority 4.1- Support the implementation of National Action Plans (NAPs) for priority species, focusing on habitat management and protection (Small Projects Only).

Investment Priority 5.2 & #8211; Support the collection and dissemination of water resources quantity and quality monitoring data to integrate and share data on major hotspot watersheds.

Investment Priority 6.1 & #8211; Strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations to participate in collective bodies and processes related to the management of territories and natural resources.

Access the full notice of Second call on the CEPF Cerrado website. Specific questions can be taken by email, cepfcerrado@iieb.org.br .

Sign up to receive the newsletter from CEPF Cerrado.

Brazilian Biosphere Reserves Symposium

 

Day September 22 will take place in Brasilia Brazilian Biosphere Reserves Symposium with the theme #8220; Partnerships and Transformative Actions & #8221;. The event will take place on Cerrado Center of Excellence - Cerratenses, located in the Brasilia Botanical Garden.

The event has the following programming:

8.30 am & #8211; Good Morning! 

9h & #8211; Pantanal Biosphere Reserve

9h20 & #8211; Caatinga Biosphere Reserve

9h40 & #8211; Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve

10:00 AM & #8211; Serra do Espinhaço Biosphere Reserve

10h20 & #8211; Snack

11am & #8211; Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve

11h20 & #8211; São Paulo City Green Belt Biosphere Reserve

11.40 am & #8211; Cerrado Biosphere Reserve

12:00 pm & #8211; Debate

1:30 pm & #8211; Closing

Participate!

A future for the Cerrado

Rio dos Couros, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás / Aryanne Amaral

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

Consolidating already protected areas is critical, including that only 7.7% of the Cerrado is currently effectively protected by the government, and only 2.8% of these areas are fully protected. The last conservation unit created in the biome was Chapada Ecological Station of Nova Roma, this year (2017), by the state government of Goiás. New international goals sponsored by Brazil recommend the conservation of at least 17% of each biome by 2020.

Meanwhile, projections show that soybean acreage could jump from 21 to 30 million hectares in the next decade, always focusing on the "cheap land" of the Cerrado. And the targets are precisely the largest remnants of the Brazilian savannah, in Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí and Bahia. In addition, domestic and global demand for meat grows along with the necessary socioeconomic improvements.

As agriculture and livestock are the main drivers of the destruction of the Cerrado, respecting legislation and improving production efficiency are indispensable attitudes. The integration of crops, livestock and planted forests, for example, would help to prevent openness and new areas and would be a sign that the country really wants to provide more sustainably produced items to globalized commodity markets. After all, anticipating potential trade barriers is always strategic. Also because more than 40% of grains, half of bran and one third of soybean oil produced in Brazil are exported. Seven out of ten countries in the world have purchased these items in the last decade.

Official estimates indicate that there are approximately 140 million degraded hectares in the country, mainly in the Cerrado and its transition to the Amazon. The area is twice the size of France. In most cases, it is land that has been cleared for crops and eventually abandoned due to low productivity. Then they turned pasture into herds until the soil became economically worthless due to the lack of proper management. Making this immensity of land again productive would help combat global warming, ease the pressure to clear native forests and serve commodity and food production.

Another concern is the changes in Brazilian forest legislation. The destruction of the Cerrado already weighs as much as that of the Amazon in national greenhouse gas emissions. And the biome may be one of the biggest detractors from the changes that backward sectors of ruralism have imposed on the Forest Code. In addition, the approval of PEC 504/2010, which seeks to include in the Federal Constitution the Cerrado and Caatinga as national heritage and PL 25/2015, which provides for the conservation and sustainable use of native biome vegetation, are actions urgent for the protection of the biome.

If the margin for deforestation is increased, the country's water tank will be seriously compromised. In the Cerrado there are waters that supply underground aquifers and the Amazon, Tocantins, North / Northeast Atlantic, São Francisco, East Atlantic and Paraná / Paraguay watersheds. The latter depends on the survival of the Pantanal, the largest floodplain on the planet. In addition to economic input, water that flows through rivers, streams and paths of unusual beauty feeds regional crops often founded on sustainable extractivism, an activity that perpetuates and values vegetation and other native resources through the hands of numerous and valued traditional peoples of the world. Thick.

Current degradation indices and developmental plans lacking environmental sustainability project a bright future for a biome that has already lost more than half of its native vegetation, and is not yet recognized as a national heritage by the Constitution, suffering unnecessarily from wildfires and burning. intense.

But with majestic resistance, the Cerrado still continues enchanting those who dare to know this shelter of life and unique landscapes in the world. Maintaining this unparalleled heritage is the challenge facing Brazil.

by Michael Becker & #8211; Coordinator of CEPF Cerrado Regional Implementation Strategy 

Event in the House of Representatives celebrates National Cerrado Day

In order to celebrate the Cerrado National Day (9/11), highlighting its importance to the issue of water resources in Brazil, the Socio-Environmental Management Center (EcoCâmara) in partnership with other institutions will hold the Seminar #8220; National Day of the Cerrado & #8211; BRAZIL'S WATER CRIB ASKS FOR HELP & #8221;. The event features cultural presentations, lectures, debates and exhibitions and will be held at the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia.

The event schedule is available at Facebook and in site of the House of Representatives.

 Nereu Ramos Auditorium
 11/09/2017
Hours: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Event commemorates National Cerrado Day

As a way to debate about the Cerrado's biodiversity, its cultural traditions, water wealth and threats, WWF-Brasil will hold an event in honor of the Cerrado National Daywhich will be celebrated next day September 11th.

The event will start at 11 hours with a debate attended by representatives of the Ministry of Environment, ICMBio, extractive leadership CooPeruaçu and WWF-Brazil. On the occasion, a short film about the biome will also be released and participants will be able to visit the exhibition “Scenarios and riches of the Cerrado of Guimarães Rosa & #8221;.

The event will take place at the CasaPark Shopping Culture Library and the full schedule can be checked below:

Decree regulates the first Ecological Station of the state of Goiás

The Secretariat of Environment of Goias state published the publication of the decree creating the first state ecological station. THE Chapada Ecological Station of Nova Roma It has approximately 6,000 hectares and is located in the municipality of the same name.

The conservation unit has a large biological importance Cerrado, as it houses springs and water bodies that contribute directly to the Parana RiverIt also hosts endemic species of flora and fauna. According to SECIMA, the surveys indicated the occurrence of critical species of fauna, such as the giant armadillo, maned wolf, jaguar, small bush cat and ocelot.

The area is located near the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, which contributes to the expansion of protected areas in the region and the formation of ecological corridors. The full report can be accessed at this link.

Chapada Nova Roma Ecological Station Area (GO), image taken from the SECIMA-GO website. Source: http://www.secima.go.gov.br/post/ver/223058/goias-cria-sua-primeira-estacao-ecologica

Virada do Cerrado moves the Federal District with the theme Taking Care of Waters.

The 2017 edition of Virada do Cerrado puts the theme of water in the spotlight this weekend. In its third edition, the event, held by the Department of Environment of the DF, aims to pay homage to the National Day of the Cerrado (September 11), bringing the population and the public power closer to fight for the conservation of this biome. The program foresees activities in all DF Administrative Regions that include conversation wheels, music, workshops, lectures, park collaborations, agro-ecological fairs, walks, races, bicycles, storytelling, science circuit, scavenger hunts, environmental cine, theater. , ecological tours, among others. The opening of the event will be today, Friday, September 1st, at 19h with a show of local artists such as brasiliense Dillo and the group Pé de Cerrado. There will also be a meeting of telescopes to observe the sky of Brasilia. On Sunday, September 3, there will be musical performances with Ellen Oléria, Hamilton de Holanda and the Cláudio Santoro National Theater Symphony Orchestra, starting at 5:30 pm, in Parque da Cidade.

Find the complete schedule of Virada do Cerrado on the project's official website. http://tonavirada.org/ which is also on Facebook and can be accompanied by Instagram @tonavirada.

Participate! Spread the word !!! Long live the Cerrado!

Drought hits the Paranã River in Goiás

Last week the communication vehicle & #8220; Lance Goiás & #8221; released videos and images of the drought that hit Parana River in the municipality of Flores de Goiás (GO).

According to the information reported, the floodgates were closed on Tuesday (22/08) and the river dried up at several points, which led to several fish to death and harmed the residents of the region. The reports on the site indicate that the gates were closed by the municipal government in order to carry out georeferencing work, but they would be reopened on 25/08.

The Rio Paranã It bathes the states of Goiás and Tocantins and is born near the Federal District, in the region of Formosa. Arriving in the state of Tocantins, it joins the Maranhão River and forms the Tocantins River. Currently, many of the Paranã River springs are in an advanced state of degradation due to the deforestation of Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs).

The full report can be accessed at this link.

Drought in the Paranã River (GO), photo taken from the site Lance Goiás. Source: http://lancegoias.com.br/2017/08/25/rio-parana-seca-em-varios-pontos-em-flores-de -goias /

 

Research for conservation is theme of seminar at ICMBio

The Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) will commemorate 10 years of the institution's existence, promoting the IX Research Seminar and IX Scientific Initiation Meeting, which will address the 10 years of conservation research learning. Held since 2009, ICMBio's Scientific Initiation Research Seminars and Meetings aim to promote the exchange of experiences among professionals who conduct or accompany and demand scientific research at the Chico Mendes Institute, as well as their integration with other areas of management. and knowledge.

The event will occur from September 12-14, 2017, in the auditorium of the Institute's headquarters, in Brasilia, and will feature lectures, conversation wheels, presentation of scientific papers and round tables. The full schedule is available at site of the Institute.

The event is open and registration is free. Join in!

Venue: ICMBio Headquarters Auditorium, EQSW 103/104, Administrative Complex, Underground, Southwest Sector, Brasília-DF

Registration: at the event venue 

Organizations develop online platform for mapping Indigenous and Community Lands

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

The global platform is intended to help indigenous peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure of their land. THE Landmark It currently provides information on two scales, community level and national level, allowing users to compare land tenure status between and within countries.

The LandMark platform can be accessed through the following link: http://www.landmarkmap.org/

CNPq Public Call supports projects in Cerrado and Caatinga biomes

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) launched on August 16 Public Call to support research projects in Integrated and Sustainable Actions to Ensure Water, Energy and Food Security in the Caatinga and Cerrado Biomes. Registration is open until October 2nd and the full call is available at this link.

Proposals must be submitted by a Scientific, Technological and Innovation Institution (ICT) Registered in the Directory of Institutions of CNPq and aim to develop sustainable solutions to ensure, in an integrated manner, water, energy and food security to populations living in the Caatinga and Cerrado biomes.

Projects submitted must be within a funding range of R$ 300,000.00 to R$ 500,000.00. The approved proposals will be funded with resources totaling R$ 5,904,000.00 (five million, nine hundred and four thousand reais) from the MCTIC budget. The final disclosure of the approved will occur on November 30, 2017 on the website of CNPq.

Community Monitoring and Environmental Data Collection Tools on the agenda

 

Monitor a territory of approximately 230,000 hectares, inhabited by about 1,500 families, distributed in over 20 communities. This is the challenge currently faced by quilombolas living at the Kalunga Cultural Heritage Historic Site. Some of the Kalunga's biggest concerns are hunting and poaching, misuse of water, and disorderly land use and occupation on its territory.

To help discuss the issue, CEPF Cerrado hosted on July 13, 2017, a meeting to address community monitoring and environmental data collection. To this end, the agronomist and collaborative researcher in Community Management and Monitoring of the Center for Sustainable Development (CDS) of the University of Brasilia, Antônio Oviedo, was invited to present two environmental data collection tools widely used by communities in monitoring their territories.

The event took place at the headquarters of the International Institute of Education in Brasilia and was attended by members of the IEB team as well as some quilombola community leaders from the Kalunga Historic Site. The objective was to start a conversation about community monitoring and its importance for participatory management of territories. Although there are free-use monitoring tools, the meeting focused on analyzing the Open Data Kit (ODK) and Cybertracker tools for participatory environmental data collection that are being used for environmental conservation in various parts of the world.

The group has been aware of some cases in which participatory territory management already benefits from records captured by the communities themselves. Examples analyzed were monitoring of gorilla populations by tribal communities in Congo; tracking animals for hunting in Africa through apps; forest monitoring using apps in Norte Rupununi, Guyana; monitoring pirarucu fishing in the Kaxinawá Indigenous Land and monitoring environmental threats to Resex Chico Mendes, both in Acre; and ICMBio's aquatic monitoring in protected areas in the Amazon.

The quilombola leaders present at the meeting showed interest in the tools presented and shared the desire to submit, for the next CEPF public notice, a participatory monitoring project aimed at territorial management of the Kalunga Cultural Heritage Historic Site.

 

References:
Ingold, T. (2013). Making: Anthropology, Archeology, Art and Architecture. Routledge, London.
Ingold, T. (2000). The perception of the environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill. London: Routledge.
Liebenberg, L. (1990). The art of tracking: the origin of science. David Philip Publishers.
Oviedo & Bursztyn (2017). Community-based monitoring of small-scale fisheries with digital devices in Brazilian Amazon.
Antonio Oviedo (2017). Community Monitoring (ppt presentation).

Where are the animals of the Cerrado?

© Biotropic Institute / Guilherme Ferreira

 

Research conducted recently by the Biotropic Institute shows that endangered species may also be in regenerating areas of the Cerrado, demonstrating the importance of preserving and restoring degraded areas. Using automatic cameras, the institute captured images of mammals transiting the two distinct environments & #8211; Cerrado vegetation regenerated after deforestation and Cerrado vegetation that has not suffered significant impacts in the last four decades.

Although it is well established that regenerated savanna areas play an important role in conserving biodiversity, until then there have been no studies conferring their importance on Cerrado fauna.

Kolbe Soares, conservation analyst of the WWF-Brazil Cerrado Pantanal Program, believes that this finding is very important, since the work on the recovery of Cerrado areas tends to intensify with the implementation of the National Native Vegetation Recovery Plan - PLANAVEG (Decree 8972/17).

Excerpts from the news published on the WWF-Brasil website. Read the full story on here.

Visit the link below to read the full article from the Biotropic Institute research

Assessing the conservation value of secondary savanna for large mammals in the Brazilian Cerrado

Below is the link to the article published on the Mongabay platform, science and conservation information site.

Big mammals flourish as savannah park's savanna comes back

 

Biotropic Institute

Phone: (38) 3531-2197

Email: biotropicos@biotropicos.org.br

Site: http://www.biotropicos.org.br

 

CEPF Cerrado Selects Eleven Small Projects

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Regional Implementation Team (RIT) & #8211; CEPF Cerrado makes the outcome of the selection process of the proposals Small Supports of the First Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) 2016.

Of the 56 proposals received for  Small Support, they were aproved eleven projects, based on the combination of criteria, including: contribution to the CEPF Investment Strategy defined in the Cerrado Ecosystem Profile; engagement of civil society and private initiative in conservation efforts; ability of the proposing organization to execute; project replicability potential; complementarity with other existing initiatives in the biome; possibility of influencing public policies for the Cerrado; liaison with territories, indigenous peoples and other traditional populations; and connection with protected areas.

Below is an alphabetical list of the eleven projects selected to receive Small Supports in this First Call:

Project name Organization Strategic direction
Buriti - income generation for youth and women, conservation of paths and plateaus Family Farmers and Agro-Extractives Cooperative Grande Sertão Veredas 3 - Supply chains and restoration
Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor: filling social and environmental gaps ECOA - Ecology and Action 3 - Supply chains and restoration
Dialogue of knowledge about fire management in Jalapão PEQUI - Cerrado Research and Conservation 2 - Protected Areas
Strengthen Cerrado Biodiversity in Land Reform Areas Labor and Technical Services Cooperative & #8211; COOSERT 3 - Supply chains and restoration
Strengthening of the Cerrado fruits Extractive chain and dissemination of good agricultural practices in the Peruaçu basin. Association of Small Quilombola Farmers of Oz and Adjacencies 1 - Good Agricultural Practices and Forest Code
Agricultural Border and Nature: views and conflicts in the Parnaíba River Source National Park Foundation of Scientific and Technological Enterprises & #8211; Finatec 2 - Protected Areas
Management and protection of Wilson's faveiro (Dimorphandra wilsonii) Society of Friends of the Belo Horizonte Zoo-Botanical Foundation - SAFZB-BH 4 - Endangered Species
Serra Dourada State Park Monitoring: Soil Occupation and Water Morphometry. Goiás State University & #8211; UEG 5 - Environmental Monitoring
Bicudo Reintroduction in Key Areas for Cerrado Conservation Ariramba Institute of Nature Conservation 4 - Endangered Species
Seeds of Tomorrow Agroecological Cooperative of Rural Producers of the Municipality of Alto Paraíso de Goiás and Region 1 - Good Agricultural Practices and Forest Code
Seedling Nursery for Agroforestry Production in Aldeia Brejão Hanati Yomomo Association & #8211; AHY 3 - Supply chains and restoration

 

We thank all the organizations that submitted their projects in this First Call, congratulating them for the great work they do in the conservation of our esteemed Cerrado biome.

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

Document brings clarification on issues that are in the daily life of foresters

The International Center for Agroforestry Research (ICRAF) launched this month & #8220; Technical Guide for Ecological Restoration with Agroforestry Systems & #8221 ;. In this publication you can learn about the principles of agroforestry and its environmental services.

The book's main objective is to guide the adoption of agroforestry systems (SAFs) in restoring and restoring altered and degraded areas through strategies that reconcile conservation with social benefits. Its construction was the result of a participatory and research process involving technicians, farmers, researchers, policy makers, and stakeholders on catering and SAFs.

In addition, the document provides clarification on issues that are in the daily life of foresters. Among them, what is allowed in APP (Permanent Protection Area). Among other topics is what are the key species for the recovery of degraded areas.

The Guide was conducted in partnership with the ISPN (Society Population and Nature Institute), EMBRAPA (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), International Union for Conservation of Nature (UICN), Brazilian Forest Service and Agroflorestal Mutirão, among other supporters, directors and funders. .

The download is free: https://goo.gl/3xuqUn

Announcement of CEPF major projects postponed until late February

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The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) informs project proponents of the CEPF Cerrado initiative that the deadline for announcing major projects has been modified with an estimate for the end of February.

The process of analysis and selection is taking place beyond the initial date due to the complexity of the proposals and initiatives. In any case, CEPF staff and peer reviewers are working to make the disclosure of the selected as soon as possible.

The notice of the selection of the little ones took place in December 2016. The second call to CEPF Cerrado will be until April 2017.

 

 

Family farming has forecast R$ 260 million investment for 2017

Current legislation dictates which management bodies at least 30% of the genera food from family farmers.

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The MDSA (Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development) announced this week that it should invest in 2017 R$ 260 million in purchases of food from family farms. Acquisitions will be made through the Institutional Purchase mode of the Food Acquisition Program (PAA), coordinated by the Ministry itself.

According to MDSA's National Secretary for Food and Nutrition Security, Caio Rocha, in 2016 R$ 61 million were invested. “We are encouraging federal universities, federal institutes of education and the military to buy more and more from family farming. Our forecast is to reach R$ 260 million with this type of purchase ”, explains Rocha.

Current legislation requires federal government agencies to purchase at least 30% from family farmers' foodstuffs.

CEPF (Partner Fund for Critical Ecosystems) is active in several projects that have the MDSA PAA. CEPF provides funds to non-governmental organizations and other private sector actors to protect critical ecosystems.

For Michael Becker, coordinator of the CEPF Cerrado program, many projects that participated in the program's first call are counting on this policy that supports the implementation of production systems that also protect the Cerrado. “This practice is fundamental to strengthen the sustainable production chain and the inclusion of the family producer in the production process. In addition, it strengthens the local economy, bringing income to the region's population, ”explains Becker.

The MDSA also explains that, Institutional Purchase promotes healthier eating, since the food supply is closer to consumers. The agencies acquire fresher and more diversified products and collaborate with the development of the economy in the region.

In the modality, the food is purchased with own resources from the public agency and there is no need for bidding procedure. Each farming family can market R$ 20 thousand per year, per buyer organ. For family farming enterprises, the value is R$ 6 million per year, per buyer body. 

The Ministry made available the Family Farming Purchasing portal (http://mds.gov.br/compra-da-agricultura-familiar) to support buyers and suppliers. The tool gathers information on how to sell products, public call models, and sales contracts, as well as general guidance on food procurement legislation for federal, state, Federal District, and municipal agencies, including the National School Meals Program. (Pnae).

Other information by phone from MDSA: 0800 707 2003

CEPF Cerrado sets dates for disclosure of selected projects

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Bento Viana / ISPN Collection

The Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) informs project proponents of the CEPF Cerrado initiative that the selection committee met at the end of 2016 to review the proposals.

The review process went beyond what was expected by the large volume of proposals, 145 in total. After the first verification of eligible projects, there was a more accurate analysis of the geographical distribution of projects in the Cerrado, as well as the funding demand for each strategic direction.

The map created by CEPF Cerrado team allowed us to verify how the projects are distributed in the territory and in the different priority corridors. “We emphasize that the municipal headquarters chosen as location references do not always reflect the exact location of the project. The choice of project headquarters considers the heterogeneity of the information received, ”says Michael Becker, coordinator of CEPF Cerrado.

mapademandacepfcerradoAn analysis by the team also showed the high demand for resources in different strategic directions. “It is quite clear that the demand for resources exceeds the resources available in the fund. This way we will ask the selected projects for possible scope and budget adjustments so that we can fund as many projects as possible while respecting project selection, ”explains Michael.

Dissemination of Results

The announcement of the selection of the little ones took place in December 2016. Those who were selected received a statement. The announcement of major projects will be this month. At the end of January the date for the meeting of the selected projects will be announced. The second call to CEPF Cerrado will be made until April 2017.

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CEPF Cerrado receives 145 project proposals for action in the biome

Bid evaluation will be in November

Photo: Bento Viana / ISPN Collection

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The Cerrado Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) received 145 projects in response to the First Call for Letters of Intent, which ended on September 30.

The projects are distributed among CEPF's six strategic directions as follows: Good Agricultural Practices and Forest Code (17); Protected areas (22); Production chains and restoration (40); Threatened species (17); Environmental monitoring and water resources (9); and Institutional strengthening (40).

Access on here the charts with a sample of the projects classified in the categories of small grants (up to $ 20,000) and large grants (over $ 20,000). See also from which states the proposals came from, and how they are distributed among the four priority corridors, the six CEPF strategic directions and their respective investment priorities.

It is also possible to identify the number of projects that will focus on protected areas, as well as the perspective of articulation of the proposers with other organizations.

Proposals will undergo a selection process that will take place in two stages. In the first stage, the projects are analyzed by reviewers who will evaluate the material according to the technical criteria defined by CEPF in conjunction with the IEB. The second stage of the process will be conducted by an independent Selection Committee who will review the opinions and indicate the proposals to be supported. The outcome of this process will be announced by the end of November.

 

Cerrado campaign launched

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Campaign is themed & #8211; “Cerrado, Cradle of Water: No Cerrado, No Water, No Life”

Next Tuesday, September 27, the campaign to defend the Cerrado will be launched at the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) in Brasilia, at 2 pm. There will be a debate and press conference. The campaign will be developed at two levels: in the 10 states that make up the Biome, with intensification of defense actions and in the other states of the federation. environmental; approach and generate identification of society in general with the socio-environmental and cultural demands of the Cerrado and its peoples; and show that there are many communities in the cerrado, and that they are responsible for their preservation.

 

Applications open for the National Biodiversity Award

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Photo: Francivane Fernandes / IEB

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

The Award may include initiatives, activities and projects that are completed or at an advanced stage of implementation, which have proven results and impacts to improve the state of conservation of Brazilian biodiversity.

The Second Edition of the NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AWARD will include seven (7) categories for the submission of initiatives related to the improvement of conservation status or dissemination of Brazilian biodiversity:

I - Civil Society
II - Companies
III- Community Initiatives
IV - Academy
V - Government agencies
VI - Press
VII - Ministry of the Environment

Schedule:

  • Registration: June 30, 2016 to October 22, 2016
  • Rating: until April 18, 2017
  • Finalists Disclosure: April 22, 2017
  • Awards Ceremony: May 22, 2017

Access the Notice (Notice No. 1, of June 28, 2016)

Additional Information:
premionacionaldabiodiversidade@mma.gov.br

CEPF Cerrado first call

Interested in participating in the announcement may subscribe in Portuguese the great support

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The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) informs that those interested in applying for the CEPF Cerrado public notice can apply in Portuguese for the big grants, with values over $ 20,000. The decision was made by the CEPF team to facilitate the registration of stakeholders.

Also available are maps with priority and non-priority biodiversity corridors, priority and non-priority Key Areas for Biodiversity Conservation (KBAs) and Cerrado boundaries in Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay in KML for interested parties to observe if their areas are covered in the notice. click here to download the file and check out the tutorial for using the map in Google Earth.

CEPF Cerrado announces first call for proposals

Interested parties should apply by September 30th

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View of Krahô Indigenous Land Photo: ISPN Collection / Peter Caton

The Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), as the Regional Implementation Team (RIT) of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), issues the first call for letters of intent for the initiative.

The call is divided into two groups: big grants for proposals over $ 20,000; and small grants for proposals up to $ 20,000. Community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities, research institutes and other civil society organizations may apply. In addition to these, companies or government institutions may apply provided they meet the requirements set forth in the notice.

Interested parties have until September 30 to submit their proposals. To check the full notice click here.

Global fund to support Cerrado biodiversity conservation initiatives

IEB will be the team responsible for the regional implementation of the project in Cerrado

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Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park Region. Photo: Letícia Freire / IEB

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a fund to protect the world's most diverse and endangered biodiversity areas, also known as biodiversity hotspots. Conservation International administers the global program on behalf of the fund's partners: the French Development Agency, the World Bank, Conservation International, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Environment Fund. Environment (GEF), the Government of Japan and the European Union. A board of high-level representatives from each donor partner manages this fund.

CEPF supports non-governmental organizations, community groups and other civil society partners in implementing strategic conservation projects in biodiversity hotspots. CEPF's focus is to provide opportunities for its beneficiaries to preserve the rich natural resources of hotspots that are vital to people's well-being and the health of the economy in general.

After supporting the Atlantic Forest with investments between 2001 and 2008, the CEPF Donor Council chose the Cerrado in 2013 to receive investments. This decision was followed by the construction of an Ecosystem Profile, through a process of consultations and meetings, which took place between 2014 and 2015, and the selection of the team that will be responsible for the implementation of the initiative in the Cerrado.

Following a selection process, in April 2016, the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) was chosen by the CEPF Donor Council to act as Regional Implementation Team (RIT) for the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot, beginning this month. July 2016 and expected completion in June 2021.

As CEPF implementation team, IEB will lead the program in the hotspot, converting the investment strategy defined in the Ecosystem Profile into a coherent portfolio of support. IEB was selected as RIT because it demonstrated a strong track record of work experience in Brazil, program management of similar size, scale and complexity to RIT, and experience in direct management of small support programs.

The full Portuguese version of the Cerrado Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile can be found on the CEPF website (click here).

A technical summary of this document can be found on the CEPF website (click here).