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
Multilingual PublicationsFree Identification Guides are available for download.

Welcome to the CENBAM Portal and PPBio Western Amazonia!



(The Amazonian Biodiversity Studies Centre)

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.

Regional Centers


Collection Sites

Research Program on Biodiversity (PPBio) 

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

The program also has project partners in several countries. 

Partner Projects.


The role of regional networks for biodiversity knowledge, dissemination, and conservation.

Metacat Data Repository:

See the repository here

How to send metadata and data

How to Cite

PPBio International

Learn about RAPELD here! 

Calculating the area of a permanent plot.


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.


See the PPBio and partners Identification Guides


  Teaser Video

Photo: Fernanda Coelho

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.  
The PPBio/CENBAM Biotecas are online collections of images and other types of media such as videos, sound recordings and references, with information from various groups of organisms. They are useful not only for the study and conservation of biodiversity, but also to provide information on the groups concerned to the general public. 
Morcegoteca                  Carrapatoteca
Foto: Oriol Valeriano

Workshops, Training and Courses

Workshops and training.


PPBio promotes training courses for employees of environmental agencies and other parties investigated in the investigation of biodiversity, as well as scientific exchange and collaboration between partners.Workshops, training, courses.



 Twitter: @PPBio_INPA 



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