Junior Scientists at Iracambi, our new program of citizen science for kids, aims to transform school children into forest guardians, as they learn the knowledge, skills and ability to understand the value of trees and water and help restore the
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Iracambi interviewed on Mongabay Check it out! Iracambi was interviewed on Mongabay by Clare Raybould on the question of sustainability of Brazil’s development and gives some controversial opinions – there’s still plenty to do in saving the forests!
Iracambi and partners saving forests thanks to SOS Mata Atlântica Iracambi has been working with SOS Mata Atlântica since the beginning of 2010 – first on a program to of institutional strengthening and now on a six month program to
Progress Reports and Newsletters Quarterly Progress Report: Progress_3Q12 (September 2012, 29kb) Annual Report 2011 Financial Report 2010 (in Portuguese) For news about former volunteers and others, see our Facebook page What they say about us Iracambi on YouTube: links on
Natural Resources Caring for natural resources in the rainforest Creating and managing protected areas Iracambi has carved out a position for itself as a leader in the management of conservation lands in the 3,000 square kilometer area of the
Researchers/Interns Discover the secrets of the rainforest Researchers and iterns are always welcome to conduct their own research projects in the biological and social sciences that are consistent with our research themes. Please contact us for information about internships:
A short book list to get you going
Very little has been written specifically about the Atlantic Rainforest, but “With Broadax and Firebrand” by Warren Dean is a fascinating history of 12,000 years of the Atlantic Rainforest, focusing on the rapid destruction of the past sixty years. Read this to get a feel for the uniqueness and importance of our forest. Another important work is Galindo-Leal’s “The Atlantic Forest of South America.”
Interested in the flora and fauna? Check out “Tropical Nature” by Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata, a very clearly written guide for non-biologists describing some of the of the rainforest plants, insects and animals, and giving a clear idea of their complex interrelationships.
Help us regenerate the rainforest
Iracambi’s mandate is saving forests, changing lives. We’ve started by conserving sections of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest, one of the world’s richest areas of biodiversity, teeming with rare animals and plants many of which are found nowhere else on earth. With fragile soils and steep slopes, the land is quickly eroded and every year farmers need to clear more forest to make their agriculture viable.
Iracambi is researching, testing and campaigning for ways to make the forest conservation provide an income for landowners, but the reality is that it is complicated and will take years to implement on a large scale. In the meantime, we are also buying unused forest land, and land adjoining forest fragments, to reforest and protect.These are our Forest Futures.
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