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Urban Municipal Conservation Units in the Cerrado

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

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

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

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

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

Knowing the Municipal Conservation Units

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

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

 

For more information:

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

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

 

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

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

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


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

 

 

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

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

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

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / IEB Collection

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

Check out this material at site CEPF Cerrado!


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

 

 

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 ;.

Want to know the other projects supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB)? Access our site or subscribe to our electronic bulletin.

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.

 

 

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

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

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

 

Want to know the other projects supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)? Access our site or subscribe to our electronic bulletin.


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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

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