Lower Rio Negro

Lower Rio Negro - AM

Environmental Education

IPÊ has developed environmental education projects in communities of the lower Rio Negro since 2001.

Floating Education in Amazonia

The boat Maíra I travels among the communities of Amazonia promoting socio-environmental activities.

Introductory Course for Management of Conservation Units

Training for specialized staff is indispensible to consolidating the new conservation units created by ARPA programs and strengthen the management of existing units in Amazonia.

Protected Areas Mosaic Project

Article 26 of the SNUC (Brazilian System of Conservation Units) recommends that when different types of protected lands (parks, ecological stations, extractivist reserves and indigenous lands) occur in proximity or overlap, a mosaic of these areas be created with integrated and participative management to preserve biodiversity and value the socio-cultural diversity and sustainable local development.

Agro-Biodiversity Project

This project works directly with questions of agriculture, food security and cultural valuation through innovative fronts in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This initiative began in 2005 with support from the National Fund for the Environment. We have undertaken ethno-botanical and agro-forestry management and proposed participative diagnoses, ethno-botanical and agro-ecological research such as melipo-culture and agro-forestry systems.

Community-Based Tourism

When tourism is directly associated with conservation units, the balance between maximizing the quality of the visitor experience and minimizing the negative environmental effects of this activity become important.

Amazonian Manatee Conservation Project

The Amazonian Manatee Conservation Project began in Anavilhanas National Park in 2003. Since its inception, IPE researchers have promoted the conservation of the species in the lower Rio Negro through studies with wild animals, reintroduction projects and environmental education.