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Political Strategies for the Cerrado

Center of Life Institute (ICV), International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Institute of Environmental Research of the Amazon (IPAM), Institute Society, Population and Nature (ISPN), Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA), Cerrado Network and WWF-Brazil 

The document “Political Strategies for the Cerrado” it was the result of a process of collective construction by various civil society organizations. The document brings together 27 recommendations in defense of the Cerrado and its traditional peoples and communities, which were based on the results of interinstitutional consultations, including the National Strategy Cerrado Seminar Chamber of Deputies and a workshop, which was supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF Cerrado). At this time, in addition to the performing organizations, 13 other civil society and academia organizations collaborated with the process. Read the full story and access the full document at site gives Cerrado Network.

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Public Policies for Traditional Territories and Communities

Dr. Mario Alberto dos Santos, Dr. Valney Dias Rigonato, Dr. Vanessa Cristina Rescia and MSc. Rodrigo de Oliveira Bellei & #8211; Geographic Education Research Group, Dialogues of Knowledge and Cerrados / Federal University of Western Bahia

The handout Public Policies for Traditional Territories and Communities (see below) was prepared as didactic material for the realization of the Pedagogical Workshop I - Public Policies for Territories and Traditional Communities, referring to the first activity of the Extension Project Productive Backyards, Food Security and Agroecology in the Guará River Valley, São Desidério, Bahia. The preparation of this material was to guide the workshop participants about the content and themes involved, and at the same time be a source of research and consultation for the residents of the communities contemplated by the project actions.
The structure of the handout follows with the presentation of its objectives and explanations on the conception, principles and general guidelines of public policies, as well as its technical and legal instruments for management and access to rights. Such instruments are directed to the foundation and construction of claims for collective, social and political rights, which carry as their main objective human well-being and the promotion of quality of life. The public policies listed here deal with models of community territory management, food and nutritional security, human and environmental health, agroecological transition, sustainable and solidary economy and about nature conservation and good living.
I. Present and explain the conception, principles and general guidelines of each public policy established for the Pedagogical Workshop I.
II. Provide information and rules to access collective rights guaranteed and established through the public policies presented.
III. Provide a document with the explanatory summary of the main public policies worked in the realization of the Pedagogical Workshop I.

Seeds, Seedlings and Restoration

Helder Consolaro & #8211; Federal University of Goiás, Catalan Regional, Institute of Biotechnology
Monique Alves & #8211; Researcher associated with the R&D Project
Maxmiller Ferreira & #8211; Researcher associated with the R&D Project
Daniel Vieira & #8211; Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation & #8211; Genetic Resources and Biotechnology

This guide is the result of the technical and financial cooperation of the Federal University of Goiás, Catalan Regional, Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Serra do Facão Energia SA (Sefac) and National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), made possible by the Research and Technological Development Program. Energy Sector (ANEEL-R & D), based on the project entitled “Development of methodology and technique for the implementation of Permanent Preservation Areas through direct seeding restoration: Research to reduce costs and improve the ecological potential of APPs plantations”.

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

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Herbs and shrubs for Cerrado restoration: no-till

Alexandre Bonesso Sampaio, Jose Felipe Ribeiro, Gustavo Barros Rocha, Fabiana Souza and Lais Nehme

With support from CEPF Cerrado and International Institute of Education of Brazil, the Cerrado Seed Network executes the projects  “Training in ecological restoration of the Cerrado”, which 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. And the project “Seed Market and Restoration: Providing Environmental Services and Biodiversity” It 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.

* The Cerrado Seed Network (CSR) was established in 2004 and its main objective is the defense, preservation, conservation, management, restoration, promotion of studies and research, and the dissemination of technical and scientific information regarding Cerrado, especially in Central Brazil. CSR seeks to foster the native Cerrado seed production chain by balancing seed supply and demand, in line with income generation for local and traditional communities. Through training and dissemination of technical information, CSR seeks to expand knowledge and ensure the protection, valuation and preservation of this biome. For this, CSR maintains partnerships with non-profit and government entities.

* These partnerships have made it possible to create, edit and release this guide. CSR thanks all partners: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank; Caixa Seguradora Institute, German Cooperation & #8211; GIZ, Embrapa, Biomes Project, Brazilian Forest Service, Chico Mendes Institute, National Center for Biodiversity Assessment and Cerrado Research and Conservation, University of Brasilia, International Institute of Education, Chapada dos Veadeiros Seed Collectors Association & #8211 ; Standing Cerrado and Collective Restores Cerrado.

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* Text taken from the preface

Municipal Conservation Units of the Cerrado

Luiz Paulo Pinto and Claúdia Costa

Although municipalities are an integral part of the National System of Conservation Units (SNUC), the contribution of municipal conservation units (UCs) to the protection of biodiversity in the Cerrado and in Brazil is still poorly understood. It is new publication on the municipal conservation units of the Cerrado, coordinated by Ambiental Ltda., contributes to expanding knowledge and understanding about the participation of municipalities in the establishment of a broader and more integrated system of protection for biodiversity among the entities of the federation.

Municipal conservation units can play a key role in contributing to greater natural landscape connection, protect populations of species of native fauna and flora, maintain essential environmental services for the population such as water supply, decrease the risks of natural disasters and cope with climate changes, in addition to providing leisure and recreation and proximity of people to nature .

Without an adequate assessment of the network of municipal conservation units, strategies and policies for Cerrado continue with an important gap and underestimate the important role that municipalities have in protecting this biome. The publication, which has the foreword by National Confederation of Municipalities, reveals the important participation of the network of municipal conservation units in the biodiversity protection system. The initiative also presents recommendations for the improvement of public policies on the management and governance of protected areas at the municipal level, and the benefits that these areas provide for local society.

The expectation is that the publication will contribute to making more “visible” hundreds of official protected areas that today are on the margins of biodiversity conservation strategies and with little knowledge of society. Bearing in mind that conservation takes place on a local scale, the greater visibility of municipal conservation units can strengthen an official local protection agenda, highlighting and stimulating the development of capacities and financial resources to improve the effectiveness in the implementation of existing units, in addition to to stimulate the expansion of the area and the number of protected spaces managed by the municipalities.

The project of Ambiental 44 Ltda. was funded and supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF, in English for Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) and Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). CEPF is a fund created to foster and support biodiversity conservation actions and projects, especially by civil society organizations, in regions of high biological importance in the world, and has the partnership of international institutions - French Development Agency, Conservation International , European Union, Global Environment Fund (GEF), Government of Japan and World Bank.

For more information, contact:

Luiz Paulo Pinto

Ambiental 44 Information and Projects in Biodiversidade Ltda.

Email: luizpaulopinto10@gmail.com

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Cerrado: promoting socio-biodiversity

WWF & #8211; BRAZIL

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. 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.

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Coloring the rupestrian fields: Ecological literacy in early childhood education in Itamarandiba - Minas Gerais

Suelma Ribeiro Silva, Mayco Werllen dos Santos Sousa, Vanessa Chaves Souza, Kátia Victória de Lima and Ângela Rita Teixeira

Maned wolf, giant anteater, pau-santo and crown-of-ita cactus are species that illustrate the book: “Coloring the rupestrian fields: Ecological literacy in early childhood education in Itamarandiba - Minas Gerais”, work launched by Editora Mil Folhas, which had the support of Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF) It's from Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB). The publication is one of the main results of the project “Ecology and Recovery of Uebelmannia buiningii, Coroa-de-Ita” run by Jurumi Institute in partnership with ICMBio, Embrapa-Cenargen and the Serra Negra State Park (MG).

THE publication is the first in a series aimed at early childhood education education network in the city of Itamarandiba, in Minas Gerais. In it, the student can color drawings that represent plants and their parts, as well as animals that occur in the rupestrian fields of the Serra Negra State Park, in the state of Minas Gerais. There is also space for children to draw or reproduce plant characteristics.

The book, which is freely distributed, is available for download and it appears as a proposal to democratize access to knowledge. Access the book for free here: