12/22/2021

The FUNBIO grants program announces support for 37 new projects in the fourth edition

In line with its mission of channeling strategic resources into biodiversity conservation, since 2018 FUNBIO has been supporting master’s degree and doctoral research. In 2021, the program selected 37 projects from the nearly 400 applications received. Partnered by the Instituto Humanize since day one, and with the Fundação Eurofins onboard this year, the FUNBIO grants […]

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12/01/2021

To reduce wildfires, the COPAÍBAS Program is investing in emergency actions

Known as the most biodiverse savanna in the world, the Cerrado has historically suffered from wildfires, but in recent years these have grown to truly devastating proportions. Between January and August 2021 alone, the biome saw the highest number of thermal hotspots since 2012, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). In order […]

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12/01/2021

REM MT makes donations and investments to the tune of R$2.4 million for firefighting actions

Photo: Mayke Toscano/SECOM MT   In Brazil, the dry period (April to October) always carries the risk of forest fires and sets the alarm bells ringing at state authorities. According to Instituto Centro Vida (ICV), 2020’s wildfires in the Pantanal, a biome that encompasses the world’s largest floodplain, destroyed 40% of the area contained within […]

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12/01/2021

FUNBIO is selected to manage new initiatives to restore the Amazon forest

Photo: Victor Moriyama/FUNBIO   Spanning nine states, the Brazilian Amazon is facing problems, illegal deforestation chief amongst them, that challenge the logic of sustainable development. To support the transition toward a carbon-neutral economy in the second-largest state in the federation, in 2019 the Government of Pará created the Eastern Amazon Fund (FAO, in the Portuguese […]

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12/01/2021

Support during the Covid-19 pandemic

In 2020, the Amazon Region Protected Areas Program (ARPA), the world’s largest tropical-forest conservation program, plied resources into the purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE), foodstuffs and information fliers, among other essentials, for the benefit of the communities at ARPA-supported PAs affected by the pandemic. Many of these areas are remote, and so have little […]

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12/01/2021

Women at the forefront: GEF Terrestre sees an increase in female participation in decision-making

Photo: Mupan/Personal archive   In Brazil, women account for 51.8% of the population, but in the rural areas supported by the project there is rampant inequality in terms of educational level and hours devoted to work. However, anyone who still thinks that women belong in the background obviously hasn’t seen the level of female participation […]

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12/28/2018

Uma historiadora na floresta

No escritório do ICMBio, Patricia prepara as atividades que serão feitas em campo. Foto: Arquivo pessoal   Nascida e criada na cidade de São Luís, a agente de fiscalização Patrícia Araújo conhecia bem os conflitos da Reserva Biológica do Gurupi antes mesmo de concorrer a uma vaga de técnica na unidade de conservação. Formada em […]

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08/09/2018

De uma ponta à outra

O maior programa de conservação de florestas tropicais do mundo não se faz com pouca gente. Principalmente porque se trata de Amazônia. “Muitas vezes, as pessoas que tomam as decisões estão muito distantes da realidade que a gente enfrenta no campo. Por isso precisamos participar do planejamento e das deliberações do programa”, afirma Patricia Pinha, […]

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08/03/2018

Os olhos da floresta

São dez da noite em Alta Floresta, no Mato Grosso. Antes de viajar 20h rumo ao Parque Nacional do Juruena, o analista ambiental Elildo Carvalho Jr. faz a última checagem nos equipamentos. Pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, a equipe do Centro Nacional de Pesquisa e Conservação de Mamíferos Carnívoros (Cenap/ICMBio) vai instalar 60 armadilhas fotográficas na […]

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08/03/2018

Tesouro verde

Com o desafio de investigar os benefícios que as 1.580 unidades de conservação trazem ao país, uma rede de ONGs nacionais e internacionais apoiou o estudo “Quanto vale o verde: a importância econômica das Unidades de Conservação brasileiras”. Lançado durante a 9ª edição do Congresso Brasileiro de Unidades de Conservação (CBUC), que ocorreu em Florianópolis […]

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