Because of cattle trampling over decades, the soil and vegetation of the Reserve are degraded and compacted.
We are developing activities to "give helping hand" to the Cerrado and allow the regeneration of this savanna.
Some initiatives for recovery of the degraded areas are:
Creating a restoration plan
Assisted natural restoration
Physical barriers to contain erosion
We are located in one of the most critical areas for conservation of the Cerrado - we are neighbors to two conserved areas: the Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park and the Kalunga site.
We are aware of our position as a living territory.
Check out our actions to protect biodiversity:
Continuous monitoring of the fauna with camera traps
Conducting a flora inventory
Implementation of a captivity of rare and endangered birds for reintroduction into the wild (future plan)
The standing Cerrado generates much more value than when it is deforested.
Sustainable activities, such as extractivism and citizen science, can not only create income generation opportunities for rural populations, but as a domino effect, create cascading benefits for the entire biome.
And in this sense we will:
Identify flora species with potential for sustainable use
Create interpretative trails for biodiversity observation
Promote bird watching
The virtuous cycle of Nature Production
In a mostly urban world, Nature Production presents itself as a way to recover the ecological integrity of our natural areas, as they serve as engines of an economic and social resurgence in disadvantaged rural regions. We speak of conservation not as an alternative to production, but as an alternative production that generates a range of goods and services.
The concept of Nature Production makes sense when natural areas (publicly, privately, or communally owned), with all their native species and abundant wildlife, can be seen with ease, acting as natural spectacles that serve as the basis for an ecotourism industry that generates a new restorative economy, benefiting local communities and promoting popular support for the long-term maintenance of the parks and wildlife themselves. Under this logic, a virtuous circle is created that promotes the ecological, social, and political resilience of natural ecosystems and the human societies that live in or around them.
It is imperative that we begin to consider protected natural areas as the gardens of life that in reality they are. They are water factories, recreation centers, biodiversity warehouses. They are the world's greatest living libraries for research, entertainment, and aesthetic pleasures. They are carbon stores, biodegraders, recyclers, buffer zones.