Jurema Cerrado Protection Program
The Jurema Cerrado Protection Program aims to expand the protection and effectiveness of protected areas in the biome. We support the creation and maintenance of Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPN) and the implementation of other protected areas, such as Conservation Units, Environmental Protection Areas, Indigenous Lands, Traditional Territories, among others.
The program enables the creation of protected areas in private areas, through RPPNs, and in public areas, through partnerships with municipalities or states. We lead the RPPN creation processes from beginning to end. So far, 17 RPPNs have been created with our support and our local partners.
The RPPN creation strategy is fundamental for the Cerrado, as 80% of the its land is in private hands. Engaging these landowners to protect the remaining cerrado is a condition for preserving ecosystem services, such as climate regulation, water availability and pollination for future generations.
We are a reference in supporting conservation through support for the creation of RPPNs in the Cerrado biome. We understand that RPPNs are a solid instrument to expand the legal coverage of Cerrado areas as they guarantee the perpetual protection of the area, without affecting the ownership of the property.
We have already supported the creation of RPPNs through the Cerrado Private Reserves project, carried out by Funatura and supported by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB); as well as we have already created RPPN with the support of Nature and Culture International (NCI) and the French Embassy