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Integrated management and network strengthening were themes of the Cerrado and Caatinga Protected Areas Mosaic Meeting

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.


Mosaic Meeting in Januária, Minas Gerais.
Reception for visitors at Cavernas do Peruaçu National Park, MG.
Rock painting in Cavernas do Peruaçu National Park, MG.
Participants of the event in Januária, MG .. Photo: Felipe Spina / WWF-Brasil