WWF-Brasil has been working in the Amazon for over 20 years, seeking the creation, implementation and good management of protected areas in this biome.
We support the Amazon Protected Areas Program (ARPA) – which protects over 62 million hectares spread across 117 different protected areas. We also work in some emblematic areas, such as the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve (Resex) in Acre; the Juruena National Park, between Amazonas and Mato Grosso; and the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park, between Pará and Amapá.
Some amazonian animals are also the target of our conservation projects, such as the river dolphin and the jaguar. We also support the adoption of new technologies that facilitate the management and monitoring of protected areas such as drones and tags; and innovative technologies and approaches such as SMART.
Other initiatives of WWF-Brazil include the protection of territories in the bordering area between Brazil, Bolivia and Peru; the joint work with participatory committees, fostering the participation and social control of public areas; and the research on mercury contamination in Amapá. We also conduct a lot of researches to generate data, knowledge and information about the amazonian protected areas.