Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor partners


1. The Jaguar Conservation Fund – Brasil
South-America’s key jaguar research institute works in Brazil to promote the conservation of the jaguar and its natural habitat. The JCF initiated the Araguaia Corridor Project in 2005. It has overall management of the project and its research teams continue to work proving the importance of the corridor’s vital ecosystems to the local communities and governments. In addition it investigates solutions for the new socio-economic situation for the communities along the Araguaia river.

2. Earthwatch Institute - International
Earthwatch is a diverse global community of scientists, educators and resolute explorers who work together to get the fullest benefit from scientific expeditions, such as implementing the strategy to make the Areguaia Corridor Project a success. The Earthwatch community includes 20,000 global members, 4,000 eager volunteers each year, 50 collaborating conservation organizations, and 50 corporate partners, all of whom work together to make a difference.

By engaging communities in setting priorities and securing their investment throughout the process, Earthwatch implements an effective community-based conservation model.

3. IBAMA - Brazil
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA) is a federal agency. Its main responsibilities are to exercise the ''police power'' of the environment; perform actions of national environment, referring to federal powers relating to environmental permits, the environmental quality control, authorization of use of natural resources and the supervision, monitoring and control of national parks and reserves. That's why it is important that IBAMA is an active partner in Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor. Ultimately, it is the federal office of IBAMA supported by its 5 local IBAMA-authorities to approve, monitor and control this unique biodiversity corridor in Brazil.

4. Black Jaguar Foundation - the Netherlands
The BJF is a team of professional volunteers determined to contribute restoring the balance between nature and mankind. BJF's first task for the Corridor Project is to promote the project locally and internationally. Second task is to be involved with field work on the ground: mapping the enitre Corridor-Zone will be BJF's first field-project. To raise funds for the Reforestation Fund, enabling to advice landowners which native trees to replant is the 2nd field-project. Consequently to finance the process of replanting the new born trees as a service to the landowners who join the Araguaia Corridor Project.

5. IDESA - Brazil
The Institute for Environmental Development, was founded in 1998. It is a nonprofit organization that aims to, by assessing the needs of public and private organizations and society, format projects and partnerships that provide solutions both in the areas of Management of Human and Social Responsibility and the Environment for the sustainable development of economy of the country.