Sustainable municipalities - protecting the birthplace of Cerrado waters and the headwaters of the Pantanal

 

Strategic Direction 3: Promote and strengthen the supply chains associated with sustainable use of natural resources and ecological restoration.

Institution: World Wildlife Fund & #8211; WWF Brasil

Responsible: Don eaton
Email:  donaldparsons@wwf.org.br
Phones: + 55 (67) 3025-1112

Key areas for biodiversity: MS36: TQ Furnas of Good Luck, MS21: Rio Negro, MS25: RPPN Lajeado Farm
County: (MS) Corguinho, Rio Negro and Rochedo
Protected Areas: RPPNs Cabeceira da Lagoa, Gavião de Penacho, Quinta do Sol and Reserva Ecológica Vale do Bugio

 

 

General objective: To promote environmentally and socially responsible production chains in the rural municipalities of the Cerrado that form the headwaters of the Pantanal, in order to ensure the conservation and restoration of the region, contributing to income generation, strengthening the local economy and maintaining essential environmental services for production areas, rural communities and regional biodiversity.

Specific objectives:

 

  • Promote participatory municipal land use planning: 

Promote improvements in the efficiency, profitability and environmental sustainability of municipal-level production chains through municipal land use planning, presentation of the benefits of planning on sustainably managed properties (model properties), rural community capacity building, dissemination and research new economic incentives for sustainable development.

  • Contribute to the strengthening of municipal environmental policies:

Working with Municipal Environmental Councils (COMDEMAs) and municipal governments to promote the adoption of municipal environmental policies that strengthen the protections of Permanent Preservation Areas (APPs) and Legal Reserves (RLs) increase commitment to compliance existing environmental laws and promote the use of sustainable practices and ecological restoration projects.

  • Develop community-based programs for ecological restoration:

Create new economic and educational opportunities for members of the rural community through community-owned and managed ecological restoration programs, including training courses, establishment of small nurseries for native tree seedlings, and implementation of restoration projects low cost on local properties.

Support amount: U$288.793,16

Duration: 28 months (July 2017 to October 2019)

 

Images courtesy of the Fundo Mundial para a Natureza & Instituto Mamede

Territory of the quilombola community of Furnas da Boa Sorte, MS. Photo: ©Don Eaton/WWF-Brasil Collection
Seed collection course at Refuge Canaã, MS. Photo: ©WWF-Brasil Collection
Seed collection course at Refuge Canaã, MS. Photo: ©WWF-Brasil Collection
Quilombola community Furnas da Boa Sorte, MS. Photo: © Mamede Institute Collection
Community-Based Ecotourism in the Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte, Corguinho, MS. Photo: ©Mamede Institute Collection
Community-Based Ecotourism in the Quilombola Community Furnas da Boa Sorte, Corguinho, MS. Photo: ©WWF-Brasil Collection

 

 

 

 

 

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