Approved project in Call CNPq/MCTI/CNFAP-FAPs/PELD nº21/2020 - Long-Term Ecological Research Program - PELD.

The general objective of the project is to understand ecosystem processes, biological interactions, and human impacts on biodiversity in the southwest region of the Amazonas state. Its specific objectives are:

Preserving Indigenous Languages: The Power of Translating Books for Cultural Preservation and Inclusion

Translating books into indigenous languages is a way to recognize and value the cultural heritage, knowledge, and rights of indigenous peoples. It promotes inclusivity, preserves cultural diversity, and contributes to the overall well-being and empowerment of indigenous communities.

Workshop for Ecological Tourism Guides at the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS)

The course took place on April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2023 in Vale Dourado, located at km 50 of the Novo Airão road. Its main objective was to provide training for eco-tourism guides in the surrounding area of Vale Dourado, by providing theoretical and practical knowledge about the fauna, flora, and fungi of the Rio Negro Sustainable Development Reserve (RDS). The course included lectures, a workshop for children focusing on the biodiversity found in the RDS, and guided trails on frogs, reptiles, fungi, and ants.