Benefits to biodiversity

What moves us

Brazil is one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world. Much of it is concentrated in the forests, especially in the Amazon, where 10% of all known species are found, many of which are endemic. This is an invaluable source of resources for various purposes, including substances for the treatment and cure of many diseases. The preservation of native forest protects the habitat of a great diversity of fauna and flora, including rare and/or threatened endemic species, pollinating animals and seed dispersers, which are essential for agricultural production and food security. In addition, surveying and monitoring the fauna and flora in the project areas generates knowledge about the diversity and geographical distribution of species in areas that have scarcely or never been surveyed before. Many species are indicators of forest health and observing them can help us identify environmental problems.



thousand ha of habitat under conservation*

*Ongoing REDD+ and ARR projects



species being monitored*

330+ endemic species
30+ endangered species (CR/EN/VU)
*Ongoing REDD+ and ARR projects

List of endangered species (CR/EN)

Class Status IUCN
Red List
Scientific name Common name
Bird CR Psophia obscura jacamim-de-costas-escuras
Bird EN Pteroglossus bitorquatus araçari-de-pescoço-vermelho
Mammalia CR Cebus kaapori caiarara
Mammalia EN Ateles chamek macaco-aranha-de-cara-preta
Mammalia EN Inia geoffrensis boto-vermelho
Mammalia EN Pteronura brasiliensis ariranha

Monitoring takes place twice a year, once in the dry season and once in the rainy season, to ensure greater coverage and knowledge of seasonality, as well as using trap cameras and remote sound recorders. And for each group of animals, there are different methodologies.

Endangered Animals (EN/CR)

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