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Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu has a new Territorial Development Plan with a Conservation Base

via FUNATURA, by Letícia Verdi, Journalist

After 10 years of joint efforts, the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic moves into a new phase of consolidation and expansion of conservation and sustainable use of biomes Cerrado and Caatinga. This is the new Mosaic Conservation-Based Territorial Development Plan (DTBC), the result of the commitment of managers of protected areas in the states of Bahia, Goiás and Minas Gerais, rural producers, extractivists, traditional communities and indigenous peoples, tourism operators and representatives of the government.

The Plan was approved at the last meeting of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic Council, in December 2019, in Januária (MG), a municipality that houses the Veredas do Peruaçu State Park. THE Funatura (Pro-Nature Foundation) was the executing and coordinating entity of the Plan Review and Update Project, which received financial support from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund), in addition to the support of the Mosaic Council, WWF Brazil and the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB).

Holes go. Photo: © Funatura Collection

The document provides for a expansion of the coverage area of Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu to 4 million hectares, comprising 36 conservation units and two Indigenous Lands. Currently, Mosaico has approximately 1.8 million hectares officially recognized. The investment for the next 12 years comes to around $ 20 million & #8211; until 2032, coinciding with the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Besides the integrated management of protected areas, community-based tourism and plant extraction - actions already underway, the new Plan included sustainable agribusiness, strengthening agroecology, actions to protect water resources and recover degraded areas.

The Plan's main objective is to develop the region on a sustainable basis, making the existence of conservation units compatible with productive activities and valuing the region's traditional culture.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT

Since 2010, with the original Plan, Mosaico Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu has been contributing to the effective management of the territory with strong consulting board, which has 50 members, half from the government and half from civil society.

Today, 11 conservation units with approved management plans. The ongoing actions support the organization of production chains in sectors of extraction, small and medium rural production and community-based tourism & #8211; vocation of the region, due to the natural beauty and rich country culture, immortalized in the work Grande Sertão: Veredas, by Guimarães Rosa. The development of these activities represented an increase in the family income of the Mosaic residents.

THE review and update of the DTBC Plan is a product of direct participation of communities, leaders and managers who work in the Mosaic. The document is a reference for the development of actions to be financed by public agencies, private initiative, third sector organizations and international organizations.

The actions foreseen in the new Plan are very detailed and innovate by pointing out the investment needs by area of activity. Its schedule of contributions and expected results even indicate the communities to be benefited and their role in the regional sustainability process.

The Plan also provides for the creation of a Socioenvironmental Fund for the Mosaic to be supplied with different sources of financing official, private, international development agencies and non-governmental organizations, as well as counterparts from the municipal, state and federal public authorities.
"Now, it remains to advance in agreements capable of reducing the environmental impacts, reversing already installed processes and ensuring the engagement of the communities in the search for sustainability for the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic", says the Executive Superintendent of Funatura, Cesar Victor do Espírito Santo.

WHAT IS

According to National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the mosaics of protected areas are management and territorial planning instruments that aim to conserve biodiversity through integration between conservation units and other protected areas in a given territory.

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WWF-Brasil launches the publication & #8220; Cerrado, promoting socio-biodiversity & #8221; with support from CEPF Cerrado and Instituto Humanize

via WWF-Brasil

The Cerrado it lives a critical moment because, currently, it is the most deforested biome in Brazil. In six months, from October / 2018 to March / 2019, it lost 47,700 hectares, almost double the area suppressed in the Amazon, for example, according to data from MapBiomas.

Of the more than 2 million square kilometers of original Cerrado vegetation, less than half remains. So the Mosaic Sertão Veredas Peruaçu, with its 63% percentage of conserved natural vegetation, represents a fundamental area to guarantee the integrity and conservation of the remaining Cerrado areas: practically an oasis in Brazil.

Extraction of sour coconut (Butia capitata) & #8211; Community of Onça, Januária, MG. © Andre Dib / WWF-Brasil Collection

Machete free download publication and learn how WWF-Brazil, with the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF - acronym of the English version for Critical Ecossystem Partnership Fund) and the Humanize Institute, is working to conserve the biome and its socio-biodiversity.

WWF-Brasil carried out the project Strengthening Integral Territorial Management in the Specially Protected Areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic, which aimed to act in the integration and strengthening of the management of the Mosaic's specially protected areas. This project was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB).

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Meet the Observatory of Socio-Environmental Conflicts of MATOPIBA

by Karla Oliveira, via the College of Planaltina, University of Brasilia

This year the workshop was held “Launch of the Matopiba Socio-Environmental Conflict Observatory”. This is an initiative of Planaltina College of the University of Brasilia and from Foundation of Scientific and Technological Enterprises (FINATEC), and with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian Institute of Education (IEB) for its realization through the project Agricultural Border and Nature.

The purpose of this workshop was to bring together a high-expertise group to discuss the impact of socio-environmental conflicts in the Matopiba region. It had about 50 participants from 28 institutions including federal universities, representatives of social movements and representatives of NGOs that act in the biome Cerrado.

Members of the MATOPIBA Observatory. Photo: © University of Brasilia College of Planaltina Collection

The proposal now is to join efforts to create a platform for discussion and monitoring of the various conflicts between agribusiness and local communities. Since Matopiba is the so-called “last agricultural frontier”, socioeconomic and environmental analyzes in the region require a perspective of academic research that seeks to understand conflicts and their respective solutions.

In addition, the Matopiba Observatory aims to support the actions of conservation from studies on social and environmental conflicts in the region. For more details, email us at: observatoriomatopiba@gmail.com.


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For an isolated community in Brazil, knowledge is power

The Kalunga community is using mapping data to defend their land and traditional way of life.

translated from text published by Marsea Nelson, Senior Communications Manager, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund 

 

Several hundred years ago, in Brazil, fugitive slave groups established communities & #8211; known as quilombos. Many of these communities were destroyed, but in a remote mountainous region of Goiás, some 8,000 of their descendants & #8211; the people Kalunga & #8211; it continues a traditional lifestyle largely isolated from the modern world.

Today, however, this modern world is forming for this community. The Kalungas found themselves fighting for both their culture and their ancestral land, which lies within the impressive region of Veadeiros Plateau (Goiás, Brazil), which is part of hot spot in Cerrado biodiversity.

The Kalunga are mainly Catholic. However, some converted to neo-Pentecostalism, which brought some differences with community members who continue to hold traditional beliefs.

Community children learn about local biodiversity. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

In addition, younger Kalungas leave the territory to study or work. “When they return, they bring musical influences, outside dancing and new habits,” said Vilmar Souza Costa, president of the Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK). “They also bring a new vision of how to relate to the land, wanting to apply new technologies to cultivate it and fight pests, which are more appropriate for agribusiness.”

At threats to Kalunga lands they include imminent plans for the construction of a small hydroelectric plant and consistent pressure from mining companies, as well as an increase in land used for agriculture.

Pasture areas have grown over the years and open areas are already taking over the territory, Costa said. He also noted that populations of many species of local biodiversity & #8211; including tapirs, armadillos, rheas and fish & #8211; decreased.

The project field team. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

Recognizing these challenges, the community established the Quilombo Kalunga Association in 1999 to represent and defend their interests.

In 2013, the idea of using the geoprocessing to better understand families living in the region and territory, documenting precisely what Kalunga lands housed, where they were most vulnerable and where there were the best opportunities to implement tourism.

Finding funding for the project, however, proved challenging. Government funds failed and efforts to find another donor did not materialize until five years later, when CEPF granted the Association its first Donation of US$ 216,600.00.

& #8220; In the Cerrado, working with traditional peoples and communities is an important part of our strategy & #8221; said Peggy Poncelet, CEPF grant director. #8220; Not every donor is equipped to provide the kind of technical support that a developing organization such as AQK requires, but CEPF is.

Kalunga Territory. Photo: ©P. Poncelet / CEPF Collection

With funding finally in place, a specialist was hired by AQK to train 24 young Kalungas in GIS and Open Data Kit, which is a data collection toolkit that does not require an internet connection. They then began to systematically gather socioeconomic information about local residents of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage.

The work was not easy & #8211; The team faced heavy rains and bad roads. Sometimes they would go to hard to reach places, only to find that the family was not at home. This fieldwork was a complicated process, but, according to Costa, the young people took on with “enthusiasm and joy”.

The information collected in the survey is being useful on many fronts. The state sanitation company will use the data to improve water supply and sanitation in the community. Information about which families have dogs and chickens will be used by the Department of Health to help fight Chagas disease, which can cause serious health complications. Meanwhile, a federal organization is using data on land cultivation and animal husbandry to provide farmers with more efficient technical assistance.

Vilmar Costa, president of AQK, spoke to the community about the 19 endangered species occurring in the Kalunga Territory. Photo: © Quilombo Kalunga Association Collection

Awareness raising is another essential component of the CEPF funded project. Presentations about 19 endangered species found in the region were widely reported in local schools and municipalities. & #8220; Participating students and teachers posted photos and comments on their social networks, which eventually led to large-scale knowledge of the 19 species of Chapada dos Veadeiros & #8221 ;, said Costa. AQK also made presentations during community meetings and distributed calendars and banners describing local biodiversity and how to protect it.

AQK is now working on creating a online platform which will allow each family to update their own information.

The project was also reported locally by the The Brazilian Report and Eyeing The Ruralists. Recently, the portal G1 Nature has published a series of articles and videos about the Kalunga community.

Read the original text of this article, which is available in English at site CEPF.

About Quilombo Kalunga Association and CEPF Cerrado

The Quilombo Kalunga Association is a non-profit, non-profit civil organization founded in October 1999. It is formed by the Kalunga Associations of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre, Teresina and Engenho II, as well as Epotecampo. She represents the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 262 thousand hectares of land. The Association promotes the defense of interest of all communities formed by residents of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site (SHPCK), scattered between the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás, and represent them in all instances. legal and administrative

The project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site - SHPCK”, fostered by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, from the acronym in English to Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fundand with support from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)The project aims to know in depth the reality of Kalunga communities, use geoprocessing technology to map the territory in detail, promote SHPCK occupation in a more sustainable way and make Kalunga internationally recognized as advocates of biodiversity conservation. .


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.

 

Cerrado: 31 Protected Areas Receive Action Plan by 2030

by Renata Peña, via WWF-Brasil

They are more than 3.5 million hectares of extreme beauty and diversity of plants, animals and medicinal herbs, as well as quilombola communities and indigenous lands. All this natural and socio-cultural richness is preserved in a set of 31 Protected Areas located in the Cerrado, between the north and northwest of Minas Gerais. THE Sertão Veredas Mosaic & #8211; Peruaçu has just received an action plan to foster sustainable development in this territory by 2030.

Peruaçu River, Januaria, MG. Photo: © André Dib / WWF-Brasil Collection

Starting next year, the Mosaic advisory council will seek to implement actions related to five main themes: integrated management, ecotourism, plant extraction, water conservation and sustainable agribusiness.

This means for example developing the agroecology with family farmers in the region - establishment of nurseries and backyards & #8211; empower residents of rural communities to strengthen existing plant extraction cooperatives and foster the creation of new ones; support brigade members in the fight against forest fires and further expand the potential of community-based tourism by training guides and drivers and creating new trails. THE Payment for Environmental Services (PSA) and the spring recovery degraded are two other guidelines of the action plan for the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic.

“The plan is essential so that the actions we have been developing for several years do not suffer a sudden stop with the change in the national political scenario. It is a motivation to be more innovative and to win more and more projects and initiatives that land in the local reality of the people and Mosaic Conservation Units ”, says WWF-Brazil conservation analyst Vinícius Pereira.

Serra das Araras Path. Photo: ©FUNATURA Collection

César Vitor do Espírito Santo, executive superintendent of the Pro-Nature Foundation (Funatura) explains that the plan also foresees the creation of a fund for the Mosaic. The funds raised would be used to implement the planned actions: “With this plan, we intend that the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic can be an inducer of sustainable development in the territory. A diverse and complex territory economically, socially and culturally. ”

For Joel Sirqueira, manager of the Peruaçu Valley Family and Extractive Farmers Cooperative (Cooperuaçu), an agro-extractive cooperative that has been supported by WWF-Brasil since its inception, the plan is an organized resource to continue conserving the Cerrado. “It directs in a planned and thoughtful way collectively, since everything was built together, the actions aimed at extractivism within the territory and especially for new ventures and cooperatives like Cooperuaçu, it is much more motivating to act when you have a document that helps leading the way forward, ”he says.

Janelão, Peruaçu Caves National Park. Photo: © FUNATURA Collection

The “Conservation Based Territorial Development Plan (DTBC)” was carried out by the Pró-Natureza Foundation (Funatura) with the support of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund & CEPF Fund (#8211).

See the article in site from WWF-Brasil!

WWF-Brasil and the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic

WWF-Brasil has been operating in the Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic region through the Sertões Project since 2010, and more recently, with support from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) in actions focused on encouraging the implementation and integrated management of the conservation; strengthening of the productive chain of the fruits of the Cerrado; communication, aiming at the valorization and rescue of the Cerrado and territorial planning, which aims at systematic conservation planning in the Cerrado biome.

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.

 

 

Xavante Etenhiritipá Association starts project focused on governance and payment for environmental services

Photo: Aryanne Amaral / Acrevo IEB

On July 9, the CEO of the Xavante Etenhiritipá Association (AX), Jurandir Siridiwe and researcher Fernanda Viegas Reichardt met in São Paulo with the Regional Prosecutor of the Republic of the 3rd Region (4th CCR / MPF) and Manager of the Water Connection Project of the Federal Public Prosecution Service, Sandra Akemi Shimada Kishi.

The reason for this meeting was to initiate governance and initiate a formal dialogue with the Federal Public Prosecutor about the project's objectives & #8220; Payment for Environmental Services - PSA and the adoption of sustainable practices that contribute to the quality, quantity and flow of water from the Tocantins-Araguaia and Amazon (Xingu River Sub-basin) watersheds & #8221;.

At this meeting, the team discussed the possibility of expanding the project area, as suggested by Dr. Sandra, which would include regions known to the Xavante people as Sõrepré and Wedezé. Sõrepré is a territory considered as the “cradle of Xavante culture”, located to the north of the Pimentel Barbosa Indigenous Land (TI), which has not yet been homologated or demarcated as an Indigenous Land. There is a chance that this is an aquifer recharge area, but there is no data yet to prove it. Wedezé is the birthplace of many Xavantes that today inhabit the Etenhiritipá Village. It is adjacent territory TI Pimentel Barbosa, located on the right bank of the River of Deaths. Wedezé is currently occupied by rural properties ranging from 600 hectares to 25,000 hectares.

For Fernanda Reichardt, & #8220; this meeting was an initial but essential conversation to start the discussion of the creation of the action plan that will act in the governance and viability of the PSA in Xavante territory & #8221 ;.

Check out the CEO interview of Xavante Etenhiritipá Association (AX), Jurandir Siridiwe on the Nation Football program:


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Project supported by IEB and CEPF Cerrado participates in Brazil Environmental Management Forum 2019

The project coordinator Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation UnitsLuiz Paulo Pinto, from the Ambiental Ltda. Team, participated in the Brazil Environmental Management Forum 2019 (FBGA 2019), held on June 26-28, in Campinas, SP. The FBGA was conceived by National Association of Municipalities of Environment - ANAMMA, for the meeting of public organizations from various spheres of government, non-governmental organizations and private companies. The purpose of the event is to discuss, exchange information and experience on various topics related to environmental management, especially at the municipal level.

The program of the second edition of the FBGA accounted for more than 6,000 participants and 30 simultaneous events in three days of event with lectures, seminars, workshops, debates, training, technical chambers, business roundtables, technology exhibitions and trade fair. It was about 500 municipal representatives including mayors, secretaries and municipal technicians. The event also had members of the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) and the National Front of Mayors (FNP).

Luiz Paulo Pinto participated in one of the panels of the session “Dialogues on Local Protected Areas - Provision of Information and Training for Municipalities”, organized by the project “Local Protected Areas”, known as APLocal. The purpose of this panel was to reflect on the capacity needs of municipalities to strengthen the management of local protected areas and the possible support of local technical cooperation. The results of the project “Evaluation and Strengthening of Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units” supported by CEPF Cerrado were presented, including a report on the course on the creation and implementation of Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units, held in Goiânia, in early April of this year. year.

Project Protected Areas Local Session at the 2019 Brazil Environmental Management Forum. Photo: © Robson Khalaf / ICLEI South America.

APLocais is a project of the Ministry of Environment of Brazil, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia, Ministry of Environment of Ecuador and Ministry of Environment 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). The project aims to contribute to strengthening the environmental management and governance of local governments for biodiversity conservation in municipal protected areas and other conservation measures. THE Ambiental Ltda. it's the CEPF Cerrado are part of the APLocal Monitoring Group.

The session “Dialogues on Local Protected Areas & #8221; It also promoted debates on the adequacy of municipal protected areas, the law of the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the exchange of successful management cases and financing mechanisms for municipal protected areas and the launch of the second edition of Publication “ Roadmap for the Creation of Municipal Conservation Units ”.

The project Evaluation and Strengthening of the Cerrado Municipal Conservation Units The objective of this study is to evaluate the scenario of the Cerrado municipal conservation units to strengthen local biodiversity protection policies, especially in the priority corridors of this region. hot spot. 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.

 

 

The 2nd National Protected Areas Mosaic Workshop is held in Brasilia

Today began in Brasilia the II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics, which continues until June 13 gathering some representatives of the recognized mosaics in the country. There are currently 25 recognized mosaics in Brazil, 16 at the federal level and 9 at the state level. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado), with the support of International Institute of Education of Brazil It provides resources for conservation projects in the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic region, which is located in the northern region of Minas Gerais.

The II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics aims to contribute to the exchange, conceptual discussions, legal basis and proposing guidelines that aim to expand the advances of territorial management tools for protected areas, at conservation and in the promotion of dsustainable developmentIt also outlines strategies for joint action by the public authorities, civil society and the third sector. The event is organized by Protected Area Mosaic Network (REMAP), which aims to unite the efforts of individuals and public, private and collective organizations to strengthen nature conservation initiatives and the promotion of human well-being and quality of life in and around protected territories. The meeting also has the support of the International Institute of Education of Brazil (LEB) / CEPF Cerrado, WWF-Brazil, Victoria Amazonia Foundation (FVA), WCS-Brazil, Institute, Society, Population and Society (ISPN); Pro-Natura Foundation (FUNATURA), Biotropic Institute, Conservation International (CI), SOS Atlantic Forest, Imaflora, Terra-Mar Project and Brazilian Biosphere Reserve Network, among others.

II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics. Photo: Claudia Sachetto / IEB Collection

THE programming This first day was focused on the panels, which involved topics such as overview of Mosaics and Biosphere Reserves, use of natural resources, integrated protection and social opportunities. Starting tomorrow, the meeting will continue with some panel discussions, working in biome-themed groups and in plenary sessions.

More information on the websites of WWF-Brazil and Imaflora!

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II National Workshop on Protected Area Mosaics

When: From June 11th to 13th, from 8am

Where: LBV ParlaMundi Building, Brasilia

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

 

 

Approved in Goiás the first internal regulation of a quilombo in Brazil

Quilombo Kalunga Association Initiative to Model Other Quilombola Communities

by Quilombo Kalunga Association

THE Quilombo Kalunga Association (AQK) completed in May the elaboration of the bylaws, a pioneer project at the national level. O rules of procedure for the environmental and territorial management of the Kalunga Historical Site and Cultural Heritage (SHPCK), for the recognition of Kalunga ancestry and ancestry, and for the exploitation of tourism in the territory. SHPCK is considered the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 261,999.69 hectares, and is located in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in Goiás.

Vilmar de Souza Costa opens the Assembly of Representatives of the Kalunga Communities to draw up the Rules of Procedure of the Quilombo Kalunga Association. Photo: Maria Lúcia Godinho / AQK Collection.

From March 18 to May 12, 14 assemblies were held, involving all 39 Kalunga communities and attended by over 1,000 people. In these meetings were discussed the most important points that, according to those present, should be contained in the bylaws, were voted by them and approved the contents. In these assemblies the creation of a AQK Representative Council, a collegiate made up of three representatives from each local community, who became part of the board of the Quilombo Kalunga Association.

From May 23rd to 26th, the Assembly of Representatives elected at the community meetings was held at the Kalunga Cavalcante Association. These were moments of intense debate of each article and paragraph, and finally approved.

According Vilmar Souza Costa, president of the Quilombo Kalunga Association, the bylaws are of essential importance to regulate the relations existing within the territory, always respecting the customs, knowledge and traditions of the Kalunga people. “The creation of our regiment is yet another demonstration of the Kalunga people's ability to organize, defend and manage their territory. We collectively and participatively build our own standards, which will be followed by all our people, ”says Costa.

Maria Aparecida Mato, Executive Director of CONAQ - National Coordination of Quilombola Rural Black Communities in Brazil - participated in one of the 14 assemblies and praised the importance of the norms and culture of a quilombola people being put on paper as a written and concrete proof of all that is established. “This is the first quilombo in Brazil to create an internal regiment.. It is an example and a model that will be followed by several other quilombola communities in Brazil, ”he reveals.

Geoprocessing and preservation in assemblies

Another theme of the assemblies was the project “Use of Geoprocessing in the Management of the Historical and Cultural Heritage Site Kalunga & #8211; SHPCK ”, fostered by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, from the acronym in English to Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and with support from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB)The project aims to know in depth the reality of Kalunga communities, use geoprocessing technology to map the territory in detail, promote SHPCK occupation in a more sustainable way and make Kalunga internationally recognized as advocates of biodiversity conservation. .

Representing CEPF / IEB, Michael Jackson speaks on the importance of organizing the Kalunga people to carry out environmental and territorial management. Photo: Maria Lúcia Godinho / AQK Collection.

Since January the survey has been carried out and the socioeconomic register SHPCK residents, with the goal of participation of all 1,500 quilombola families. After the survey, the field surveys will be associated with the cartographic base and the thematic mapping performed through geoprocessing and remote sensing. There will also be a cadastral survey of mining activities, illegal logging and predatory fishing, and tourist attractions.

The assemblies also focused on the mobilization of quilombola families on the importance of biodiversity conservation all over the territory. For this, they were made 4,000 calendars, which were delivered to Kalunga houses, as well as people and strategic locations in the municipalities of Alto Paraíso, Cavalcante, Campos Belos, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás. Banners were also made, set in all municipal, state and private schools. in the five municipalities.

According to the previous survey made by the Association, there are 19 locally threatened species found in the region. Conservation target species were prioritized according to the degree of threat criterion, focused on species facing extremely high risk of extinction in nature, requiring urgent conservation actions.

About Quilombo Kalunga Association

The Quilombo Kalunga Association is a non-profit, non-profit civil organization founded in October 1999. It is formed by the Kalunga Associations of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre, Teresina and Engenho II, as well as Epotecampo. She represents the largest quilombo territory in Brazil, with 262 thousand hectares of land. The Association promotes the defense of interest of all communities formed by residents of the Kalunga Historical and Cultural Heritage Site (SHPCK), scattered between the municipalities of Cavalcante, Monte Alegre de Goiás and Teresina de Goiás, and represent them in all instances. legal and administrative

More information:

Phone: (62) 3494-1062

Email: aqkalunga@gmail.com

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

 

 

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.

 

 

WWF-Brasil will promote course for creation of conservation and conflict management units of Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic

WWF-Brasil under the project Strengthening of integral territorial management in the specially protected areas of the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Mosaic will promote the course & #8220; Creation of conservation and conflict management units in the protected areas of the Sertão-Veredas Peruaçu Mosaic & #8221;, between the days May 21st and 24th (2019) at the SESC de Januária, Minas Gerais. The workload will be 24 hours.

The project that is executed 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.

The programming includes conceptual aspects of the conservation units, lectures on land use conflicts in the Mosaic and a technical visit to the Salustrian Ecological and Cultural Urban Municipal Park, in São João das Missões (MG).

For more information, contact the WWF-Brazil!


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.

Cerrado: territorial strategies and perspectives for the coming years

via Rede Cerrado

II Cerrado Network Territories Workshop will be attended by representatives of traditional Biome peoples and communities who will have direct dialogue with the government and the Federal Public Prosecution Service

Continuing the process of debate on the territorial rights of traditional peoples and communities started last year, on May 8th and 9th, the Cerrado Network will gather representatives of indigenous, quilombolas, babassu coconut breakers, gerizeiros, raizeiras, extratvisitas, among other traditional peoples of the Biome, in Brasilia (DF), for direct dialogue with the government and the Federal Public Prosecution Service to debate perspectives and outline joint strategies for the coming years.

If in 2018 the dialogues have given birth to new ways of securing these territories, now strategies will be thought and mapped against the conjuncture already established by the current federal management.

The Cerrado, besides being currently the most threatened biome in Brazil, according to data from the Campo 2018 Conflict Book of the Pastoral Land Commission, was the region that suffered most from the expulsion of families from the camp. The registered increase from 2017 to 2018 was more than 14 thousand percent.

Dialogue table with federal government and MPF

As part of the programming of the II Cerrado Network Territories Workshop, next Wednesday, May 08, there will be a table of dialogues with representatives of the current administration of the federal government regarding topics such as: regularization of territories, public policies extinction of instances of social participation.

In addition to representatives of traditional Cerrado peoples and communities, the act will be attended and attended by Professor and Researcher Alfredo Wagner, representatives of the 6th Coordination and Review Chamber of the Federal Public Prosecution Service (MPF), and the Federal Prosecutor of Citizen, Deborah Duprat.

The activity, entitled as Dialogue Table on Traditionally Occupied Territories, is a joint action between the Cerrado Network, the National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities (CNPCT) and the Federal Public Prosecution Service, in conjunction with the Articulation in Defense of Traditionally Occupied Land. The activity will be broadcast live on MPF TV.

Already on Thursday, the 9th, the work continues at the Divine Master Institute, also in Brasilia, with the objective of integrating actions and strengthening joint strategies with other organizations and collectives.

Cerrado Network General Assembly

Next week, on May 6th and 7th, Rede Cerrado will also hold its General Assembly whose mission will be to elect the new general coordination of the entity for the next three years. At the opportunity, representatives of organizations associated with the Cerrado Network will be present.

Cerrado Network General Assembly held in May 2018 / Cerrado Network Collection.

 

The Cerrado Network

Composed of more than 50 associated civil society entities, Rede Cerrado works to promote sustainability, in defense of the conservation of the Cerrado and its peoples. Indirectly, the Cerrado Network brings together more than 300 organizations that identify with the social and environmental cause of the biome.

We are represented by indigenous people, quilombolas, babassu coconut breakers, ebb, bottom and pasture, artisanal fishers, generators, extractivists, veredeiros, caatingueros, always alive flower pickers and family farmers.

The Cerrado Network also acts strategically in various social and environmental public spaces to propose, monitor and evaluate public projects, programs and policies that concern the Cerrado and its peoples.

Look matter on the website of Rede Cerrado!

Contact for press and interviews
Communication Advisory Cerrado Network
Thays Puzzi
comunicacao@redecerrado.org.br
(61) 9 8116-4747 (WhatsApp)


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.

 

 

Union of Pro-Cerrado COMDEMAs

 

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

Want to know more about this initiative?

Access: https://goo.gl/jD2hsB

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

The Sertão Veredas – Peruaçu Mosaic (MSVP) is a set of protected areas located on the left bank of the Sao Francisco River, between the north and northwest regions of Minas Gerais and part of southwestern Bahia. With an approximate area of 1.8 million hectares and 1,210 km perimeter, the Mosaic involves environmental conservation units, traditional communities and the Xakriabá Indigenous Land. In Minas Gerais, the Mosaic encompasses areas of the municipalities of Formoso, Arinos, Chapada Gaucha, Urucuia, Canon Sea, Januaria, Itacarambi, Bonito Minas, St. John of Missions, Miravania and Manga. Crossed by the Carinhanha River, the territory extends to part of the municipality of Cocos, Bahia. The territory is part of the region of Gerais, immortalized by João Guimarães Rosa in works such as “Grande Sertão: Veredas”, “Sagarana” and “Manuelzão e Miguilim”. The environmental diversity of the region, which houses endemic species of the Cerrado fauna and flora, coexists with the cultural richness of the traditional sertanejo, riverine, gerizeiro and ebb people*.

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

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

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


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

 

 

Kalunga community gains ownership of areas important to its territory

Kalunga Community / © Ion David

 

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

PROPERTY NAME

AREA (ha)

Gleba Vacant Kid

3.682,5639

Gleba Vacant Gap of Souls

57.343,4438

Serra da Contenda I Biological Reserve

14.207,0000

TOTAL

75.233,0077

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

More information:

Email: comunicacaosema@gmail.com

Phone: (61) 3214 - 5611

 

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

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

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

 

Organizations develop online platform for mapping Indigenous and Community Lands

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

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

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