Yesterday (26), the Neotropic Foundation of Brazil began its activities of elaborating the Miranda Municipal Environment Council (MS) Action Plan.
On this occasion was invited to Dr. Livia Medeiros, specialist in caving, gave a lecture on Conservation of Underground Biodiversity and its relationship with the conservation of the Cerrado.
This is an action made possible by the project Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAs Union: Mobilizing Actors in the Miranda-Bodoquena Corridor & #8221;, which is sponsored by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) with the support of the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB).
The Sertão Veredas – Peruaçu Mosaic (MSVP) is a set of protected areas located on the left bank of the Sao Francisco River, between the north and northwest regions of Minas Gerais and part of southwestern Bahia. With an approximate area of 1.8 million hectares and 1,210 km perimeter, the Mosaic involves environmental conservation units, traditional communities and the Xakriabá Indigenous Land. In Minas Gerais, the Mosaic encompasses areas of the municipalities of Formoso, Arinos, Chapada Gaucha, Urucuia, Canon Sea, Januaria, Itacarambi, Bonito Minas, St. John of Missions, Miravania and Manga. Crossed by the Carinhanha River, the territory extends to part of the municipality of Cocos, Bahia. The territory is part of the region of Gerais, immortalized by João Guimarães Rosa in works such as “Grande Sertão: Veredas”, “Sagarana” and “Manuelzão e Miguilim”. The environmental diversity of the region, which houses endemic species of the Cerrado fauna and flora, coexists with the cultural richness of the traditional sertanejo, riverine, gerizeiro and ebb people*.
The Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic expanded from 1.8 million hectares to over 3 million hectares. The inclusion of ten conservation units in the Mosaic, which will now be part of the 15 existing UCs, totaling 25 protected areas, occurred last Thursday (05), three months after the proposal was submitted to the Technical Chamber. Management of MSVP units, where WWF-Brasil is part of the coordination. The MSVP Advisory Council unanimously approved the request for the extension of the mosaic. This is a big step for the planning and execution of joint actions in the prevention of deforestation and greater performance of conservation actions in one of the largest remnants of the Cerrado. See the full article on site from WWF-Brasil!
* Text taken from the Mosaic Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu website.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.
It took place last week in Januária (Minas Gerais), between the 10th and 11th of May, the first Cerrado and Caatinga Protected Area Mosaic Meeting. This meeting was organized by WWF-Brazil, Pro-Nature Foundation (FUNATURA), Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), State Forest Institute (IEF-MG), Protected Areas Mosaic Network and Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic and was attended by the groups of the Capybara-Confusions Mosaics, High Jequitinhonha-Serra do Cabral, Jalapão, Eastern Amazon, Veadeiros (still in proposal), Southern Espinhaço (still in proposal) and representatives of various institutions. The event took place under the project “Strengthening integral territorial management in the specially protected areas of the Sertão-Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic”, executed by WWF-Brasil and with the support of CEPF Cerrado, which aims to integrate and strengthen the management of the specially protected areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic.
This was the first opportunity to bring together the Cerrado and Caatinga Mosaics to introduce themselves and discuss various actions of integrated management, project execution, communication actions and activities that are taking place in the different mosaics. At the time, proposals were also presented for the creation of Veadeiros Mosaic and Southern Spine Mosaic received a letter of support from the meeting participants, and the next venue for the event was Jalapão Mosaic, which was recently established. THE Protected Area Mosaic Network (REMAP) It also had a space for presentation, reinforcing the importance of acting in networks to strengthen integrated management and policies. On the second day, a technical visit to the Peruaçu Caves National Park, which provided participants with contact with biodiversity, caves and rock art and archaeological sites of the Peruaçu region. Visitors were guided by the park's environmental drivers, who are part of the local community and were trained and accredited by ICMBio.
More information about the meeting also at site from WWF-Brasil.