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Online meeting to discuss sustainable coffee production

By Bárbara Ferragini & #8211; Environmental Journalism / Social Media

It happens on the day November 24, at 4 pm (Brasília time), the live & #8220; Café Territory & #8211; RPPN and Econegócios & #8221 ;. Organized by the project Private Cerrado Reserves, supported by the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems and the International Education Institute of Brazil, the event highlights the importance of sustainable production of one of the great commodities of Brazilian production, coffee. A product consumed worldwide and which in recent years has conquered an increasingly demanding public, which seeks quality and which values brands that are concerned with minimizing environmental impacts. The coffee segment, in turn, has been working to meet these new demands and market opportunities, based on the principles of sustainability.

On the occasion, the participants speakers:

& #8211; Ricardo Bartholo: Coffee producer in the Patrocínio region - MG. Participant in the Conscious Producer Investment Program of the Águas do Cerrado Consortium (CCA), he was invited to talk about his coffee production with the precepts of organic and sustainable production.

& #8211; Sebastião Alves: Coffee producer, owner of RPPN, Former Director of the association of RPPNs of ES, Former Director of CNRPPN. You will share your experience with the creation of RPPN Remy Alves and its benefit for your coffee production.

& #8211; Graco Dias: Environmental Engineer, advisor to the Consortium of Waters (CCA), works in the Social and Environmental Responsibility Department of Cooxupé. Graco Dias was invited to speak about the CCA and Cooxupé's participation in cooperation with coffee producers in relation to sustainable production.

& #8211; Andreia Roque: Expert in Public Policies and Rural Development. Operates in strategic projects aimed at Rural Tourism, Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility in RPPNs. Agronomist, Master and PhD student in Health and Environment UNIT. Andreia Roque will deal with cases of Sustainability with Rural Production (coffee, among others).

& #8211; Laércio Machado de Sousa: Business Administrator, Consultant at Jataí Capital e Conservação. He was president of REPAMS (Associação de RPPNs do MS) and CNRPPN. He is currently the coordinator of the Cerrado Private Reserves Project, FUNATURA - IEB - CEPF. Laércio will be the moderator of the event.

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The live will be broadcast on November 24, at 4 pm (Brasília time) on the YouTube channel do Cerrado Private Reserves (activate the reminder).

Private Cerrado Reserves & #8211; It is an initiative that aims to promote the conservation of natural resources by encouraging the creation, expansion and effective management of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs) in one of the most threatened biomes in Brazil. The project is carried out by the Pro-Nature Foundation (Funatura) and has resources from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF, in the acronym in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and support from the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB). More information can be obtained on the project's social networks (@reservasdocerrado) or on the website http://reservasprivadasdocerrado.com.br.

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

The IEB (International Education Institute of Brazil) is a Brazilian association with no economic ends and stands out on the national scene for dedicating itself to training and qualifying people and strengthening organizations in various aspects and themes related to the environment, development and sustainability.

About the Cerrado Water Consortium
Created in 2014, in Sponsorship & #8211; MG, the Cerrado das Águas Consortium aims to raise awareness among producers in the region about the importance of their environmental assets by diagnosing and investing in them, ensuring their long-term preservation. In 2019, the pilot project received from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) the amount of US$400 thousand to implement the program that will initially promote the investment and protection of natural ecosystems found in more than 100 properties throughout the basin of Córrego Feio. The sum is the largest grant ever awarded by CEPF, which counts on demanding donors such as the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan and the World Bank.
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Cerrado Private Reserves Project is extended due to success in Tocantins

by Thuanny Vieira, intern under supervision, via the State of Tocantins Government Secretariat for the Environment and Water Resources

The Cerrado Private Reserves Project promotes the conservation of natural resources by encouraging the creation, expansion and effective management of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs). The same is carried out by the Pro-Nature Foundation (Funatura), with resources from the Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF). Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and support from the International Education Institute of Brazil (IEB).

The objective is to increase the number of properties registered as RPPN to guarantee the protection of natural resources and biodiversity that are increasingly threatened in the biome Cerrado, this being a voluntary act of interest of the owner in sustainable use.

The consultant Ricardo Haidar, responsible for Tocantins, reports that “the project had a good adherence in the central region of the State”, but “most of the properties do not have all the necessary documentation, land titles, preventing the creation of RPPNs”.

Photo: © Ricardo Haidar / Project Collection Private Cerrado Reserves

In Tocantins, four new RPPNs were registered through the project, two of them already included in the ICMBio and undergoing an inspection process, while the other two are in the process of documentation. A fifth property is being inspected and is expected to be approved soon. Outside the project there are still two properties that will become RPPNs, totaling seven new reserves in Tocantins, currently with ten and reaching seventeen.

SEMARH's fire conservation and preservation manager, Edilma Cavalcante, talks about the process of creating the RPPN on her property. "It was a simple procedure, I had no problems with the documentation because everything was well organized, but georeferencing is what most complicates the owners in the register," he said.

Its Serra do Carmo farm is located in Palmas and has about 14 hectares (ha), one third of which is closed forest. The entire forest became RPPN, totaling almost 5ha of conservation area. The manager says that preservation is necessary for the rare trees that the place has, such as Pau-Brasil. "My goal was to find a way to keep everything conserved even if the property is ever sold, the RPPN makes it possible for any future owner to protect what we have today."

Also according to the owner, "this area has not burned for 15 years, we have always been aware of this and we take all precautions for prevention in the area and in the neighboring properties".

Serra do Lajeado, Tocantins. Photo: © Ricardo Haidar / Project Collection Private Cerrado Reserves

The project coordinator, Laercio Machado de Sousa, explains that there are still many paradigms to be broken by the rural owners. “Some landowners think that with the creation of the RPPN they lose the land and it becomes the state's property, but that is not the case. The area remains private, he can sell or rent, as long as the new owner knows that that part that has become RPPN will be a perpetual legal reserve”.

“One of the benefits of RPPN is the exemption from ITR to the owner, in addition to financial resources for payments for environmental services from the State. There is also how to create an income with ecotourism, research and environmental education”, Says the coordinator.

Despite all its importance, today the biome has only 8% of its terrestrial surface protected by Conservation Units. With the increase of private reserves in this biome, not only fauna and flora will be more protected, but the benefits will be felt by the whole society, which depends on the ecosystem services produced by the Cerrado.

The The project will run until December and is open to new members. The landowner who wishes to register an RPPN can continue with his economic activities on the property and only allocate a piece of the area for conservation. It is necessary submit documents such as the Updated Registration, Rural Property Registration Certificate - CCIR, Land Title and Rural Territorial Tax - ITR, CAR and agree to lose the possibility of agricultural land use.

read the news on site of the Tocantis Environment and Water Resources Secretariat!

 

About Cerrado Private Reserves

The project started in September 2019 with the aim of increase the number of protected areas in the Cerradothus guaranteeing the maintenance of biodiversity and other natural resources. Among the objectives of the project are: the production of a list of owners interested in the creation of RPPNs and the elaboration of a script of meetings / seminars in the regions that have shown interest in participating in the project and implementing the processes of creation of the RPPNs. More information can be obtained on the website reservationsprivadasdocerrado.com.br, by email coordinacao@reservasprivadasdocerrado.com.br or through the Facebook / Instagram & #8211 networks; @reservasdocerrado.

Contacts:
Bárbara Ferragini - Communication Advisory
Telephone: +55 (18) 99144-8834


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.

 

Weevils in the wild

The weevil (Sporophila maximiliani) is one of the most 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.

THE reintroduction of butt couples began in November 2018 in Januária in the north of Minas, an area that covers the Sertão Veredas-Peruaçu Corridor. Since then, 34 bollards have been successfully reintroduced into an area of Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (RPPN) and has been monitored by the project team Reintroduction of bicudo in key areas for the conservation of the Cerrado. To better understand the steps involving the reintroduction of boll weevils, the program People's Land accompanied the release of a couple in the project area. Click here in the post and check out the full program:

In addition to reintroduction, the project also has the important role of generating scientific knowledge about the speciesand, therefore, presented some of the results at the last Brazilian Ornithology Congress that was held in July this year in Vila Velha (ES). The project is supported by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado) and International Institute of Education of Brazil and is executed by Ariramba Institute of Nature Conservation with the support of several professionals from different institutions and universities in Brazil.

Get to know more projects supported by CEPF Cerrado and IEB in our site.


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.

 

 

Instituto Oca Brasil launches public notice for RPPNs Management Plans in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

The project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Management Plan, according to the reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm August 25, 2019. For more details on the selection process, see the reference term or the page of Oca Brazil 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.

 

What is an RPPN? Private Reserve of Natural Heritage

by Yuri Salmona, Instituto Cerrados

Protecting ecosystems is a task for everyone, not just the state. Rural Owners play an important role in this task, because before being an agricultural producer they are unconditionally natural resource managers. I say this because the farmer depends on climate, soil nutrients, pollination, availability and water quality among many other ecosystem services. So protecting the natural environments that protect these services must be natural to the landowner, and some, more involved and aware of these issues, protect areas beyond their legal reserves, they create Private Natural Heritage Reserves, RPPNs.

These reserves are Sustainable Use Conservation Units, where the owner himself takes the initiative to protect a particular area of his property so that tourism, research, education and conservation can be done. These areas are exempt from Rural Territorial Tax (ITR) and are state-sponsored, being priorities in actions supported by the Chico Mendes Conservation Institute (ICMBio). In addition, owners have numerous opportunities to monetize these areas, with different activities, ranging from eco-tourism, research support, gastronomy and the Rural Environmental Credit (CRA), all these and other points will be covered in other posts.

The Cerrado It has over 251 RPPNs, totaling more than 170,000 hectares and this is equivalent to 24% of the country's RPPNs. The Cerrados Institute invests efforts in the creation of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and actions to promote the Sustainable Use of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) since 2009, having already created 7 Reserves in the project Pyrenees Mountain Protection Mosaic, supported by the Barriguda and Headwaters Stream Association of Rio das Almas (ACBCR) and sponsored by Nature and Culture International (NCI).

To know the project go to cerrados.org. You can also create your own Reserve and we can help you! Contact us through our website!

The Cerrados Institute is a non-governmental organization focused on the conservation and sustainable uses of Cerrado, founded in 2009.


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.

 

 

Instituto Oca Brasil launches notice for Georeferencing area in a project supported by CEPF Cerrado

The project Creation and Integrated Implementation of Federal Private Reserves in the Chapada dos Veadeiros Region, which is performed by Oca Brazil Institute and has the support of Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB), visa the promotion of new Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of RPPNs around the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park.

We are a family owned and operated business.In this first stage, the project launches the public notice for hiring legal entities of service providers in Georeferencing, according to reference term. Interested parties should submit their proposals by 6 pm January 31, 2019. For more details on the selection process go to reference term or the page of Oca Brazil 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.