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

via WWF-Brasil

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

Critically endangered Cerrado miner tree engages researchers and society for conservation

The faveiro-de wilson, cujo nome científico é Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizzini, da família das leguminosas (Fabaceae), é uma espécie ameaçada de extinção, categoria “Criticamente em Perigo de Extinção”. Ela é endêmica da região central de Minas Gerais, na transição do Cerrado para a Mata Atlântica, ou seja, não existe em nenhum outro lugar do mundo. Por ser tão raro, o faveiro-de-wilson é protegido pelo Decreto Lei no 43904/2004 de Minas Gerais. O faveiro-de-wilson chegou próximo da extinction devido à destruição das matas da região, principalmente nos últimos 60 anos. Até agora foram encontradas pouco mais de 300 árvores na natureza, e a maioria delas está isolada no meio de pastagens, onde tem grande dificuldade de se reproduzir. As árvores do faveiro-de-wilson podem ser encontradas também em capoeiras e matas, tanto nas baixadas quanto nas encostas e topos de morro*.

©Fernando Fernandes / Acervo SAFZB-BH

The project “Manejo e Proteção do faveiro-de-wilson” é executado pela Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte e recebe apoio do Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). O projeto teve início em novembro de 2017 e já conta com várias ações em andamento, dentre encontros, capacitações e visitas às áreas de ocorrência da espécie, atuando em uma extensão de 5.215 km², onde estão os 18 municípios de ocorrência do faveiro. “A execução do projeto na região tem propiciado, além do aumento de conhecimento, um aumento do grau de conscientização ambiental e maior engajamento na defesa do meio ambiente nas pessoas locais”, relata Fernando Fernandes, pesquisador e líder do projeto. Em dezembro de 2018, Fernando foi selecionado como finalista ao Prêmio Natureza Gerais, instituído pelo governo estadual por meio do pelo Conselho de Política Ambiental de Minas Gerais (COPAM) e recebeu uma homenagem ao seu trabalho em prol da conservação do meio ambiente.

©Acervo SAFZB-BH

Em dezembro do último ano foram semeadas 3.000 sementes da espécie no Jardim Botânico de Belo Horizonte (MG) e no viveiro Árvores Gerais, no município de Florestal (MG), visando a produção de mudas para a reintrodução do faveiro em suas áreas de ocorrência.

Veja o vídeo abaixo para saber mais sobre o trabalho da Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte com a espécie faveiro-de-wilson!


*Texto retirado do site da Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte.

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

 

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

Já está disponível aqui no site do CEPF Cerrado o guia  “Sementes, plântulas e restauração no sudeste goiano” de autoria de Hélder Consolaro, Monique Alves, Maxmiller Ferreira e Daniel Vieira.

Este guia é fruto da cooperação técnica e financeira da Universidade Federal de Goiás, Regional Catalão, Embrapa Recursos Genéticos e Biotecnologia, Serra do Facão Energia S.A. (Sefac) e Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL), viabilizada pelo Programa de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Tecnológico do Setor de Energia Elétrica (ANEEL-P&D), a partir do projeto intitulado “Development of methodology and technique for the implementation of Permanent Preservation Areas through direct seeding restoration: Research to reduce costs and improve the ecological potential of APPs plantations”.

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

Acesse o guia na versão pdf no nosso acervo.


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

 

How important is the Cerrado for global biodiversity?

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

 

 

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

Mauritia flexuosa, buriti / © Bento Viana. ISPN Collection

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

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

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

Merganser / © Marcelo Ismar Santana. Amada Terra Institute Collection

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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


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

References:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Contacts:

kolbesantos@wwf.org.br

luis@centraldocerrado.org.br

rodrigo@ispn.org.br


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

 

 

The fruits of the Cerrado available in São Paulo

By Renata Andrada Peña via WWF-Brasil

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

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

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

Buriti

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

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

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

See the article in site from WWF-Brasil!

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

 

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


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

 

New population of plateau dove was discovered in Cerrado

original text by Margaret Sessa-Hawkins / BirdLife International

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

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

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

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

Highland Roller. Photo: Ciro Albano / SAVE Brazil Collection

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

 

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

por Gislaine Disconzi, Instituto Amada Terra

Rio Preto, Goiás. Foto: Acervo IAT

The project Evitando a Extinção do Pato-Mergulhão no Corredor Veadeiros – Pouso Alto – Kalunga, que é executado pelo Amada Terra Institute, and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), realizou expedição a campo neste mês de abril no Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás onde avistou OITO INDIVÍDUOS da espécie (Mergus octosetaceus).

O projeto tem realizado uma série de descidas de rios embarcado, na busca da  melhoria da informação sobre a presença do Merganser na região. A espécie é considerada uma das mais ameaçadas das Américas e foi declarado o Embaixador das Águas Continentais Brasileiras. Nos dias 2 e 3 de abril, uma equipe composta por cinco pessoas, sendo três profissionais de canoagem, o coordenador técnico de campo do projeto e o coordenador de uso público do Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, percorreram aproximadamente 40 km do Rio Preto em busca de indivíduos da espécie. Está é a primeira de diversas ações a serem realizadas dentro de uma estratégia de proteção dentro do Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, localizado no estado de Goiás.

Equipe em expedição ao rio Preto. Foto: Acervo IAT

Equipe em campo: Wellinton de França Lima; Carlos Alexandre Xavier; Guilherme Predebon (Consultor de Campo Embarcado); Fernando H. Previdente (Coordenador de Campo) e André Ribeiro (Coordenador de uso público do PNCV).

Veja mais notícias sobre a expedição no site do ICMBio, no Conexão Planeta e nas redes sociais!

Assista o video que registra a presença do pato-mergulhão durante a expedição da equipe ao rio Preto!


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

 

 

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

via Ariramba Institute

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

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

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

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

Project Focus: Seed and Restoration Market

via Cerrado Seed Network

A equipe do Projeto Mercado de Sementes e Restauração: Provendo Serviços Ambientais e Biodiversidade, que conta com apoio do Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), realizou com a diretoria da Associação de Coletores de Sementes Cerrado de Pé (ACP), nos dias 11 e 12 de março, no Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros (GO) uma oficina gerencial. O encontro aconteceu com o objetivo de discutir sobre os processos administrativos vinculados à coleta, beneficiamento e venda das sementes para restauração.

Acervo Rede de Sementes do Cerrado/Gabriel Rosa

Participaram do encontro o Presidente da ACP, Claudomiro Cortes, o Vice-Presidente Rafael Brigato, o tesoureiro Valdeci Carvalho, o analista ambiental do Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio) e coordenador do Projeto “Mercado de Sementes e Restauração: Provendo Serviços Ambientais e Biodiversidade”, Alexandre Sampaio , a gerente da RSC Camila Motta e o engenheiro florestal da RSC Gustavo Barros Rocha.

Veja matéria completa no site da Rede de Sementes do Cerrado.


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

 

 

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

The project ‘Ecologia e recuperação de Uebelmannia buiningii Donald (Cactaceae), que é executado pelo Jurumi Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa propor um plano de recuperação para Uebelmannia buiningii, cacto endêmico da região de Serra Negra na Cadeia do Espinhaço (Minas Gerais). Este plano será baseado em estudos ecológicos robustos, que permitam o conhecimento do impacto do distúrbio antrópico e natural sobre a espécie e a identificação dos estágios da história de vida mais críticos, para se entender a viabilidade da população a longo prazo.

Através de Termo de Referência, The Jurumi Institute abre oportunidade de contratação de prestação de serviço de profissional/empresa para gerar subsídios ecológicos para a recuperação das populações de Uebelmannia buiningii.

As atividades serão desenvolvidas de Março de 2019 a Outubro de 2020 e os interessados devem enviar currículo via e-mail para contato@institutojurumi.org.br até às 23 horas do dia 05/03/2019.

Para mais informações, entre em contato com o Jurumi Institute.


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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

IEB and CEPF promote in November Third Cerrado Project Call

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make your registration in site for more information.

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

 

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

People's Land Films the Plateau Roller

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

 

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

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

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

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

* Adapted from text provided by SAVE Brasil.


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.

 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

* Text provided by the Cooperative Grande Sertão


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.

 

 

 

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

Méle Dornelas/Acervo ISPN

 

The document “Estratégias Políticas para o Cerrado” foi fruto de um processo de construção coletiva de diversas organizações da sociedade civil, como Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil (IEB), Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM), Instituto Sociedade, População e Natureza (ISPN), Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Rede Cerrado e WWF-Brasil. A entrega simbólica do documento foi realizada pela Secretária Executiva da Rede Cerrado, Kátia Favilla, no evento “Desenvolvimento para Sempre – compromisso ambiental dos candidatos às eleições 2018” organizado pela Frente Parlamentar Ambientalista.

O documento reúne 27 recomendações em defesa do Cerrado e de seus povos e comunidades tradicionais, que foram baseadas em resultados de consultas interinstitucionais, incluindo a realização do National Strategy Cerrado Seminar Chamber of Deputies and a workshop, which was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). Nessa oportunidade, além das organizações realizadoras, outras 13 organizações da sociedade civil e da academia colaboraram com o processo.

Leia matéria completa e acesse o documento na íntegra no site gives Cerrado Network.

 

Ato de entrega do documento Estratégias Políticas para o Cerrado. Méle Dornelas/Acervo ISPN
Ato de entrega do documento Estratégias Políticas para o Cerrado. Méle Dornelas/Acervo ISPN
Ato de entrega do documento Estratégias Políticas para o Cerrado. Méle Dornelas/Acervo ISPN

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

Novo exemplar de faveiro-de-wilson encontrado em visita de campo do projeto em Minas Gerais.

The faveiro-de wilson, cujo nome científico é Dimorphandra wilsonii Rizzini, da família das leguminosas (Fabaceae), é uma espécie ameaçada de extinção, categoria “Criticamente em Perigo de Extinção”. Ela é endêmica da região central de Minas Gerais, na transição do Cerrado para a Mata Atlântica, ou seja, não existe em nenhum outro lugar do mundo. Por ser tão raro, o faveiro-de-wilson é protegido pelo Decreto Lei no 43904/2004 de Minas Gerais. O faveiro-de-wilson chegou próximo da extinção devido à destruição das matas da região, principalmente nos últimos 60 anos. Até agora foram encontradas pouco mais de 300 árvores na natureza, e a maioria delas está isolada no meio de pastagens, onde tem grande dificuldade de se reproduzir. As árvores do faveiro-de-wilson podem ser encontradas também em capoeiras e matas, tanto nas baixadas quanto nas encostas e topos de morro*. (*Texto retirado do site da Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte)

The project “Manejo e Proteção do faveiro-de-wilson” é executado pela Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte e recebe apoio do Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). O projeto teve início em novembro de 2017 e já conta com várias ações em andamento, dentre encontros, capacitações e visitas às áreas de ocorrência da espécie, atuando em uma extensão de 5.215 km², onde estão os 18 municípios de ocorrência do faveiro. “A execução do projeto na região tem propiciado, além do aumento de conhecimento,  um aumento do grau de conscientização ambiental e maior engajamento na defesa do meio ambiente nas pessoas locais”, relata Fernando Fernades, pesquisador e líder do projeto. Nas últimas visitas para coleta de dados foram descobertos cinco novos exemplares da espécie.

Veja o vídeo abaixo para saber mais sobre o trabalho da Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoo-Botânica de Belo Horizonte com a espécie faveiro-de-wilson!

 


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.

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Project promotes conservation actions of the faveiro-de-Wilson

The wilson's faveiro vem sendo estudado, monitorado e protegido desde 2003 pelo Programa de Conservação do faveiro-de-wilson. Atualmente, a população nativa está reduzida a menos de 300 indivíduos adultos na natureza, devido basicamente à destruição do seu habitat. O projeto Manejo e proteção do faveiro-de-wilson (Dimorphanda wilsonii), executado pela Sociedade de Amigos da Fundação Zoobotânica de Belo Horizonte, visa aumentar a proteção desta espécie e a do seu habitat por meio da implementação de ações do seu Plano de Ação Nacional (PAN), trabalhando a conservação e sensibilização através do engajamento de comunidades.
The II Encontro do faveiro-de-wilson foi realizado no último mês de Maio, na Câmara Municipal de Maravilhas-MG. Na ocasião, foram reunidos 20 proprietários rurais que possuem a espécie em suas propriedades e outros colaboradores que auxiliam na sua busca e conservação. Fernando Fernandes, líder do projeto, realizou uma apresentação sobre o faveiro e o trabalho de pesquisa e conservação que a Sociedade vem fazendo na região de atuação.
Veja mais no vídeo abaixo:

Pegadas de mão-pelada (Procyon cancrivorus) registradas por projeto apoiado pelo CEPF Cerrado

Pegadas de mão-pelada, ou também popularmente conhecido como raccoon or mangrove dog, foram registradas pela equipe da ONG ECOA durante viagem técnica. O diretor científico Rafael Morais fez o registro em uma área que está passando por um processo de recomposição da vegetação nativa de Cerrado, na região do assentamento Boa Esperança (Mato Grosso do Sul). De acordo com a nota divulgada pela equipe, o animal é raro em região de supressão vegetal. Veja a notícia completa no site da ECOA.

As atividades da ECOA estão sendo apoiadas pelo Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado)through the project “Corredor Miranda-Bodoquena”, que visa auxiliar na revegetação e conservação do Cerrado, através do fortalecimento do extrativismo não madeireiro nas comunidades e assentamentos do corredor Miranda – Bodoquena, Mato Grosso do Sul.

Conheça mais sobre os projetos apoiados pelo CEPF Cerrado neste link!

 

Pegadas de mão-pelada/guaxinim (Procyon cancrivorus) registradas pela equipe da Ong ECOA. Foto retirada do site da ECOA (©Rafael Morais).

 

 

Cursos de adequação da propriedade rural no Cerrado serão oferecidos em Brasília e Cuiabá

 

No Cerrado, estima-se que haja mais de 5 milhões de hectares a serem restaurados para cumprimento da legislação e da meta de restauração assumida pelo governo Brasileiro durante a COP21 (2015). Os desafios são muitos e a inovação é necessária, para que práticas que hoje são inovadoras, passem a ser testadas e implementadas em larga escala de forma a permitir a restauração ecológica de vegetações campestres e savânicas, que caracterizam mais de 60% da área original do Cerrado¹.

The project “Mercado de Sementese Restauração Provendo Serviços Ambientais e Biodiversidade” administrado pela Cerrado Seed Network e sob coordenação do ICMBio e parcerias da Embrapa and Universidade de Brasília, foi contemplado na Primeira Chamada do edital do CEPF. Neste projeto, três toneladas de sementes serão distribuídas para fomentar o uso de técnicas, além de promover a melhoria do comércio de sementes, através de treinamento de coletores, desenvolvimento de um aplicativo para comunicação entre as pontas da cadeia de restauração e serão realizados cursos.

O curso Adequação Ambiental da Propriedade Rural permeia temas como a caracterização ecológica do Cerrado, legislação ambiental federal, estratégias de recomposição, espécies nativas de interesse econômico, riscos e desafios associados à RAD e o monitoramento da recomposição. O primeiro curso aconteceu em Palmas (TO) entre os dias 09 e 11 de outubro (2017) e os próximos estão programados para ocorrer em Cuiabá (MT), no período de 29/11 a 01/12 e em Brasília (DF), no período de 05 a 07/12. Os detalhes da programação do curso que será oferecido em Brasília podem ser acessados aqui, as inscrições podem ser efetuadas através do portal da Embrapa Cerrados até o dia 26/11 e mais informações podem ser obtidas através do telefone (61) 3388-9940. As inscrições para o curso de Cuiabá já estão encerradas, porém mais informações podem ser obtidas com a analista ambiental da SEMA (MT) que está à frente da atividade, Ligia Nara Vendramin, através do email (ligiavendramin@sema.mt.gov.br).

 

¹Adaptado do texto enviado por Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio – Analista Ambiental CECAT/ICMBio

Decreto regulamenta a primeira Estação Ecológica do estado de Goiás

A Secretaria de Meio Ambiente do estado de Goiás divulgou a publicação do decreto que cria a primeira estação ecológica estadual. A Estação Ecológica Chapada de Nova Roma conta com aproximadamente 6 mil hectares e está localizada no município de mesmo nome.

A unidade de conservação conta com grande biological importance para o Cerrado, pois abriga nascentes e corpos d’água que contribuem diretamente com o rio Paranã, além de acolher espécies endêmicas da flora e da fauna. De acordo com a SECIMA, os levantamentos apontaram a ocorrência de espécies críticas da fauna, como o tatu-canastra, lobo-guará, onça-pintada, gato-do-mato-pequeno e a jaguatirica.

A área está localizada próxima ao Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, o que contribui na ampliação das áreas protegidas na região e na formação de corredores ecológicos. A reportagem completa pode ser acessada neste link.

Área da Estação Ecológica Chapada Nova Roma (GO), imagem retirada do site da SECIMA-GO. Fonte: http://www.secima.go.gov.br/post/ver/223058/goias-cria-sua-primeira-estacao-ecologica

Fundo global apoiará iniciativas de conservação da biodiversidade no Cerrado

IEB será a equipe responsável pela implementação regional do projeto no Cerrado

Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros
Região do Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros. Foto: Letícia Freire/IEB

O Fundo de Parceria para Ecossistemas Críticos (CEPF) é um fundo destinado a proteger as mais diversas e ameaçadas áreas de biodiversidade do mundo, também conhecidas como hotspots da biodiversidade. A Conservação Internacional administra o programa global em nome dos parceiros que compõem o fundo, quais sejam: a Agência Francesa de Desenvolvimento, o Banco Mundial, a Conservação Internacional, a Fundação John D. e Catherine T. MacArthur, o Fundo Mundial para o Meio Ambiente (GEF), o Governo do Japão e a União Europeia. Um conselho de representantes de alto nível de cada parceiro doador gere esse fundo.

O CEPF oferece apoio a organizações não-governamentais, grupos comunitários e outros parceiros da sociedade civil na execução de projetos estratégicos de conservação nos hotspots de biodiversidade. O foco do CEPF é oferecer oportunidades para seus beneficiários preservarem os ricos recursos naturais dos hotspots que são vitais para o bem-estar das pessoas e para a saúde da economia em geral.

Depois de apoiar a Mata Atlântica com investimentos entre 2001 e 2008, o Conselho de Doadores do CEPF escolheu o Cerrado em 2013 para receber investimentos. Seguiu-se a essa decisão a construção de um Perfil do Ecossistema, por meio de um processo de consultas e reuniões, que ocorreu entre 2014 e 2015, e a escolha da equipe que será responsável pela implementação da iniciativa no Cerrado.

Após um processo seletivo, em abril de 2016 o Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil (IEB) foi escolhido pelo Conselho de Doadores do CEPF para atuar como Equipe de Implementação Regional (RIT) para o Hotspot da Biodiversidade do Cerrado, com início neste mês de julho de 2016 e término previsto em junho de 2021.

Como equipe de implementação do CEPF, o IEB liderará o programa no hotspot, convertendo a estratégia de investimento definida no Perfil do Ecossistema em um portfólio coerente de apoios. O IEB foi selecionado como RIT porque demonstrou um forte histórico de experiência de trabalho no Brasil, gestão de programas de dimensão, escala e complexidade similares ao RIT, e experiência na gestão direta de programas de pequenos apoios.

A versão completa em português do Perfil do Ecossistema do Hotspot da Biodiversidade do Cerrado pode ser encontrada no site do CEPF (clique aqui).

Um sumário técnico desse documento encontra-se no site do CEPF (clique aqui).