• Categories
  • Archives

Brazil Wants to Create 15 New Conservation Units in the Amazon

At present the state of Amazonas, in Brazil, has 14 million hectares of protected areas in federal conservation units. These data are from the Ibama (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources).

According to the Ibama, the creation of 15 more conservation units is being considered. “Together, they represent 9 million additional hectares of protected areas,” informed the regional director of the Ibama’s National Center of Sustained Development of Traditional Populations (CNPT), Leonardo Pacheco.


He said that the creation of conservation units is an important step for combatting squatting and deforestation.


“In sustainable use units, the task is also to improve the quality of life of the people who live there. For this reason, there exist important stages in the implementation of the units, such as the creation of the Management Plan and the Advisory and Deliberative Councils,” he explained.


Pacheco acknowledged, however, that there are still many obstacles to the concretization of sustainable and economically profitable exploitation of the forest.


According to data provided by the Ibama’s executive manager in Amazonas, Henrique Pereira dos Santos, only two of the state’s Community Forest Management Plans have been approved so far.


The extractive reserves and national forests are conservation units for sustainable use, permitting the presence of residents and the regulated economic exploitation of their natural resources in activities such as agricultural extraction.


The biological reserves and national parks are areas of integral protection, in which human presence and the economic exploitation of resources are much more restricted.


Agência Brasil

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Heroes or Murderers? Brazil Investigates US Pilots’ Action on Boeing Crash

Two American executive jet pilots were ordered by a judge to stay in Brazil ...

Brazil Aims at Borders in Campaign Against Women Trafficking

Brazil plans to begin mapping the scheme of female trafficking in dry border regions. ...

President Lula’s Choices

Pressing problems faces his Excellency President Lula—who will run the central bank By John ...

After Health Scare Lula Gets Warning: Take It Easy!

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is resting at his private ...

Jailed Brazilian Cambist Denies Working with Political Parties

Brazilian money changer, Antônio Oliveira Claramunt, aka Toninho da Barcelona (Little Tony from Barcelona, ...

World Discusses in Brazil Rights of Flight Accident Victims

Foreign experts are gathered at the headquarters of the American Chamber of Commerce in ...

At France’s G20 Brazil Demands a Greater Role for Emerging Countries

Led by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, the Latin American block arrived at the G20 ...

Brazil Wants to Learn Affirmative Action from the US

Brazil’s Minister of Education, Tarso Genro, and the United States Ambassador to Brazil, John ...

Rice and Lula Discuss Brazil-US Ethanol Joint Efforts

US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, arrived in Brazil on Thursday, March 13, for ...

UK Looking Forward to Serious Business when Brazil’s Lula Visits London

The United Kingdom wants to deepen political and economic relations with Brazil, after the ...