New PPBio/CENBAM book outlines the development and use of the RAPELD system in the Amazon. It is available for download here. Photo: André do Amaral NogueiraCollection of sounds and images of the species.See the videos about PPBio groups monitoring:
Photo: Renato Cintra
PPBio uses the Morpho Interface to Upload Biodiversity Research Data to its Metacat server.Free Identification Guides are available for download.

Welcome to the CENBAM Portal and PPBio Western Amazonia!

INCT CENBAM (The Amazonian Biodiversity Studies Centre) was created in 2009 with the principle objective of consolidating outputs based on firm scientific knowledge that start with biodiversity studies and end with information, products and processes that are useful to specific users in the short, medium and long-term. It coordinates a network of Amazonian and extra-Amazonian institutions involved in biodiversity studies.

Research Program on Biodiversity (PPBio) Research Program on Biodiversity The Biodiversity Research Program was created in 2004 with the aims of furthering biodiversity studies in Brazil, decentralizing scientific production from already-developed academic centers, integrating research activities and disseminating results across a variety of purposes, including environmental management and education.

It is divided into three main components: Inventoriescollections and themes. There are several regional centres. Regional Centers. The program also has project partners in several countries. Partner Projects.


Learn about RAPELD here! 

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Access PPBio publications, and read, articles, 
teaching materials, popular articles, book, 
guides, dissertations and theses - all produced
by researchers and students using thePPBio 
research protocols in their work.

See the PPBio and partners Identification Guides


PPBio Videos

  Teaser Video

The PPBio team produced videos with the objective of training researchers and technicians in the sampling and monitoring of target groups. There are many videos about fish, igarapés, commercial trees, ferns, frogs and primates. Watch the videos here.  Photo: Fernanda Coelho


Training and scientific exchange.

PPBio promotes training courses for the employees of environmental agencies and other stakeholders in biodiversity research, as well as scientific exchange and collaboration between partners. Check the program of events past and present here.

Photo: Flávia Pezzini