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Welcome to the PPBio Western Amazonia

INCT CENBAM (Studies Center of Amazonian Biodiversity) (Centre for Amazonian Biodiversity Studies) 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!


The 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.

Foto: Flávia Pezzini


Access PPBio publications, and read, articles, teaching materials, popular articles, book, guides, dissertations and theses - all produced by researchers and students using the PPBio research protocols in their work. There are over 100 articles, 13 guides, 14 popular articles and more...

Foto: Flávia Pezzini

PPBio International

Did you know that PPBio also works in other parts of the world, not just Amazonia?

PPBio Australia is using the PPBio RAPELD protocols in eastern Australia and in Nepal. 

See more here.


PPBio Videos

The PPBio team produces videos with the aim of training researchers and environmental technicians in environmental sampling and monitoring techniques. So far there are videos on - Commercial trees, Ferns, Frogs and Primates.
See the videos.

Photo: Fernanda Coelho