WWF-Brazil was created in 1996 and one of its first initiatives was to promote tourism, agro-ecology and environmental education and the conservation of the Chapada dos Veadeiros plateau in the state of Goias, the site of one of the most important remaining Cerrado areas in Brazil. Check the side of this page for the folder on the Veadeiros Project. The Cerrado is one of WWF Network’s 35 top priority areas for conservation.
Currently WWF-Brazil is supporting the recuperation and suitable use of the biome by means of actions in the Upper Paraguay River basin that are of fundamental importance to the maintenance of the seasonal flooding and ebbing of the waters of the Pantanal and other actions on the triple border of the states of Minas Gerais, Bahia and Goiás, and in the region of the Grande Sertão Veredas and Cavernas do Peruaçu National Parks where the creation of a mosaic of protected areas has been decreed embracing an area of 1.5 million hectares which amounts to almost 8% of the protected areas of this biome.
How do we work?
- By stimulating good environmental practices in agriculture and livestock raising
- By supporting the creation and implementation of protected areas
- By expanding scientific knowledge
- By supporting projects aimed at the conservation of species
- By supporting capacity building and income generating activities and good environmental practices
- By encouraging civil society participation in environmental actions
- By supporting the definition of public policies on conservation
- By articulating with Bolivian and Paraguayan institutions to foster studies on the conservation of the Cerrado biome
The Cerrado-Pantanal programme is conducted by means of partnerships established with Federal State and municipal governments, universities, NGOs and other civil society entities as well as with land-owners and businessmen taking part in the construction of a sustainable development model for the Cerrado.
In the form of its Cerrado-Pantanal programme, WWF-Brazil conducts studies of the Cerrado and carries out actions based on an integral vision of the biome and proposing solutions that will not only preserve natural resources but also benefit the Cerrado populations by fostering more sustainable forms of development.
The Cerrado has a future (Video in Portuguese)
26 minute-long video edited by WWF-Brazil to show Cerrado beauty, history and the organisation’s activities in the Chapada dos Veadeiros region, in Goiás.