GEF Terrestre – Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management Strategies to Enhance Caatinga, Pampa and Pantanal Biodiversity
The recovery of native vegetation is increasingly gaining space on the sustainable development agenda in Brazil and worldwide. It is possible to demonstrate, through scientific knowledge, the range of the environmental benefits as: increasing and maintaining water availability, combating and adapting to the climate changes and preserving biodiversity and genetic resources. However, it must be considered in a broader context, in which sustainable development is stimulated and that also takes into account the enormous social challenges, in which the environmental goals must not deviate, but help to overcome. The native vegetation recovery options that also promote economic benefits, especially income and employment, should be the focus of policies.
In this context, IIS acts on the technical consultancy of the Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Management Strategies to Enhance Caatinga, Pampa and Pantanal Biodiversity – GEF Terrestre, which aims to promote the effective conservation of biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems, focusing on the Caatinga, Pampa and Pantanal biomes through strengthening of the management in Conservation Units (UCs), the recovery of degraded areas and the conservation of threatened species.
IIS’s work aims to identify priority areas for the recovery of native vegetation in the respective biomes, based on multicriteria spatial analysis. In this way, it will be possible to assist the implementation of policies and the fulfillment of international commitments assumed by the country, identifying areas where the cost / benefit of vegetation recovery is higher, thus optimizing the use of public and private resources and boosting the vegetation recovery in large scale in Brazil.
The project is coordinated by the Department of Protected Areas of the Secretariat for Biodiversity (DAP / SBio) of the Ministry of Environment (MMA), financed with resources from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and has the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the implementing agency. , in addition to the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO) as the executing agency.