Through sponsoring or supporting capabilities, the company expects to reach longevity and effectiveness in the good initiatives designed to benefit Brazilian biological diversity, providing skills training to those players directly engaged in its preservation.
Trainings already delivered:
Integrated Management Course
Ipatinga (MG) Description:
Training delivered to opinion leaders, professionals and residents from the Rio Doce basin region on land integrated and sustainable management, in partnership with Instituto BioAtlântica
and Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
This new concept, to be incorporated into business practices, promotes a broader perspective on the territory, identifying strengths and weaknesses to be addressed under a specific action plan.
Context: The Rio Doce Basin, which extends through Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, is comprised of municipalities with fewer than 20 000 inhabitants (93%) and is marked by activities such as agriculture, mining and power generation.
Proper industrial and domestic waste treatment is key to enable the towns in that region to stop the river bed silting process. Indiscriminate deforestation and illegal land use also favor the erosion process in a region that is already prone to floods from natural causes.
Technical Seminar on the Management of Aparados da Serra National Park
Date Delivered: December 11- 13, 2009
Description: lecture series delivered to professionals on best management practices aimed to the ecosystem found in the Park. The event marked the 50th anniversary of this 10.2 hectare reserve, located on the border between the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
Context: The Aparados da Serra National Park is home to the five largest canyons in Brazil, stretches of the nearly extinct Araucaria forest and endangered mammals, such as the maned wolf and the crowned solitary-eagle. The poor conservation of the Park also threatens the tourism industry, which usually brings more than 50,000 visitors every year.