Elos do Cerrado
The Cerrado, in addition to being the richest savanna in the world, is considered the central link of Brazilian biomes. Cerrado Links is our information and content program on conservation and sustainable use of the Cerrado biome. We believe that dialogue, the production of knowledge and technical information, as well as its sharing, consolidate new perspectives on protection and coexistence with the environmental and social potential of the Cerrado biome.
Every two years, we promote a space for dialogue, knowledge exchange and debate on challenges and solutions for protecting the Cerrado. The first edition of the event “Elos do Cerrado: a space for debate on challenges and solutions for its conservation and a visual journey through its charms”, took place in September 2020, online and completely free of charge.
Eight days of debates took place on different topics such as the importance of traditional communities, conservation in private areas, occupation and deforestation in the Cerrado, among other topics relevant to the protection of the biome. We also organized conversation circles with experts in Cerrado and conservation, and a photographic exhibition, which addressed the topic Elos do Cerrado, opportunities and challenges in protecting this biome – and all online! In addition, we had the participation of artists who developed unpublished works on the subject.
The event provided a visual and playful experience for 7,000 participants and 90 expert speakers. More than 90 thousand people were reached online following the debates and conversation circles about the Cerrado biome.
The 1st edition of Elos do Cerrado was promoted by Cerrados Institute in partnership with the Embassy of France, Partnership Fund for Critical Ecosystems (CEPF), International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB), Nature and Culture International (NCI),Society, Population and Nature Institute (ISPN), WWF-Brazil, Greenpeace Brazil, Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), Rede Cerrado, Fundação Mais Cerrado, French Alliance in Brasília, Filhos da Nação/Onda SUP, Coletivo 105 Ilha Design, Free Pass Languages and Apex Accounting.
This is a project funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) and the International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB). CEPF is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in conserving biodiversity.
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