The Reverie of Cerrado

They are a recurring series of informal and relaxed chats among friends of the Reserve and conservation enthusiasts!

In all Reverie, we will have a special guest (or special guests) and a topic of interest that may have a positive influence on decision making in favor of conservation and maintenance of ecosystem services in the Cerrado. We will always bring different perspectives, from inside or outside of Brazil, on actions that have something to teach the entire Chapada dos Veadeiros.

We are seeking to understand how we can create a harmony for life among the different actors in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, so that we can continue to enjoy the refreshment that water gives us, the warmth in the soul that is observing the ecological interactions between the different clans of life, and the food and medicine that this biodiverse savanna provides.

We do look inwards, but we will also always try to look outwards, after all, the challenges around the world are many. And that despite their differences, the similarities are also striking. Expect to follow along here and be surprised with us, with the various initiatives with palpable success implemented around the globe, which seek this same harmony that we imagine for Brazil. Private landowners, third sector institutions, the State, and private initiative, together, generating value with nature standing on its own two feet, and always making a commitment to sustainable development and social equity.

3rd Reverie - 8/11/2021

🔥 It's time to daydream! The theme of our chat this time is: Fire prevention through an integrated land management approach.

This is a joint production, made in partnership with Funatura and Instituto Cerrados, which are supporting us in the realization of the third edition of Devaneios do Cerrado!

The idea is to strengthen the collaboration between the actors of the Chapada dos Veadeiros landscape in fire prevention, in response to the fires that consumed more than 30,000 hectares of the region in 2021 alone. This session will discuss how networked collaboration between public authorities, private landowners, local communities, and academia - integrated land management - can contribute to fire prevention.

The dialogue will discuss different tools for fire prevention, such as Integrated Fire Management (IFM), law enforcement as a deterrent to criminal actions, the use of data (remote sensing, field data) to strengthen prevention actions, herbivore management to reduce fuel load, among others.

The session will also bring the experience of the Kruger National Park, the largest park in South Africa with 20,000 km² and almost 2 million tourists annually, one of the most visited parks in the world. Kruger is in a high fire risk area and works with its neighbors, private landowners and local communities on fire prevention.

🎙️ We will have at the moderation, our colleague Pedro Bruzzi from Funatura. He will guide our conversation with our dear guests:

➡️ Navashni Govender, representing the National Parks of South Africa

➡️ Luis Henrique Neves, from ICMBIO - Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park

➡️ Yuri Salmona, director of Instituto Cerrados

➡️ Charles Pereira of PREVFOGO

➡️ Rafael Drummond from BRIVAC

2nd Reverie - 15/5/2021

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the second edition of our informal chat series on nature conservation, Reverie of Cerrado! This time with the special participation of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique!

The central theme of our chat will be participatory monitoring and management of fauna in conservation areas and their surroundings.

The Veredas dos Buritis Nature Reserve seeks collaboration with the region's stakeholders for the conservation of the Cerrado. Participatory fauna monitoring can accelerate the strengthening of integrated landscape governance in the Chapada dos Veadeiros. We are very proud to announce that we are part of the Network of Participatory Monitoring of Fauna in the Chapada dos Veadeiros, an alliance for the conservation of fauna in the heart of Brazil! Come join our chat and understand how participatory fauna monitoring can serve as a facilitator for the conservation of the Cerrado!

Meet our guests:

In moderation, we will be joined by André Cunha, one of the creators of the Chapada dos Veadeiros Mammal Conservation Program and professor at the Department of Ecology at the University of Brasília.

Lucas Gonçalves is also part of the Chapada dos Veadeiros Mammals Program and is an associate researcher at the Center for Sustainable Development, University of Brasilia. His main research activities are related to applied ecology, applied zoology, biodiversity, conservation biology and natural resources management.

Tara Masssad is an ecologist and part of the scientific team at Gorongosa National Park. Driven by curiosity to understand the interactions that generate tropical biodiversity and the urgency to protect it, she studies plant-insect interactions and investigates the role of plant defenses in improving tropical reforestation and post-fire forest recovery.

1st Reverie - 15/4/2021

In this edition, we were happy to welcome our partner and forest engineer, Ricardo Haidar, who is supporting us in conducting an inventory of vegetation cover and tree flora here at Buritis Brooks Nature Reserve.

The inventory reveals the diversity of Cerrado types and vegetation structure present in the reserve. In addition, the forest inventory will serve as a guiding study, that is, it will be a central element in the planning and execution of the restoration activities that are taking place here!

Rodrigo Neves, Cavalcante's Secretary of Tourism and Environment, was also with us and gave our opening speech.

We would like to thank everyone who was present! It is an honor for us to be able to provide such a rich and qualified debate as the one we had last night. We hope you will continue "daydreaming" with us in the future and continue to increase the mass of knowledge about this rich and unique savanna that is the Cerrado.

Check out the presentation (in Portuguese) - a brief summary about the Forest Inventory - that we prepared for Ricardo:

Cobertura vegetal e flora arbórea da Reserva Natural Veredas dos Buritis.pdf
there is no recording available for this Reverie :/