Conservation International (CI) is an organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Its mission is to promote human well-being by strengthening society in responsible and sustainable care for nature – our global biodiversity – backed by a solid foundation of science, partnerships and field experiences.
The Observatory was created by 7 institutions that work intensely in the discussions in the National Congress to avoid greater environmental losses with the edition of the new Forest Law:
Fundação SOS Mata Atlântica
The SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation has been working for 28 years to protect what is the most threatened forest in the country. The NGO carries out several projects in the areas of monitoring and restoration of the Atlantic Forest, protection of the sea and coast, public policies and improvements of environmental laws, environmental education, campaigns on the environment, support to reserves and conservation units, among others. All these actions contribute to the quality of life, since more than 69% of the Brazilian population lives in the Atlantic Forest.
IPAM – Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia
The Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM) is an organization that has been working since 1995 for the sustainable development of the Amazon. Its purpose is to consolidate, until 2035, the model of tropical Amazonian development, through the production of knowledge, implementation of local initiatives and influence in public policies, in a way that impacts economic development, social equality and preservation of the environment.
Instituto Socioambiental – ISA
The Instituto Socioambiental (ISA) is an organization founded in 1994 to propose integrated solutions to social and environmental issues with a central focus on the defense of social, collective and diffuse rights and assets related to the environment, cultural heritage, human rights and people. Since 2001, the ISA has been structured in programs that are based on the following lines of action: Defense of socio-environmental rights; Monitoring and proposing alternatives to public policies; Research, dissemination, documentation of socio-environmental information; Development of participative models of social and environmental sustainability; Institutional strengthening of local partners.
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental conservation organization dedicated to the large-scale preservation of the lands and water on which life depends. Guided by science, TNC creates innovative and practical solutions to the world’s most difficult challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. Working in 72 countries, the organization uses a collaborative approach, involving local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. The work of the TNC focuses on actions related to Sustainable Agriculture, Water Security and Intelligent Infrastructure, as well as Ecological Restoration and Indigenous Lands.
It is the Observatory’s executive decision-making body. It is responsible for the political direction to be adopted, when there is a need for a unique position, besides the seven founding institutions, also comprise the Executive Committee, two other institutions.
LAGESA – Laboratório de Gestão de Serviços Ambientais da UFMG
The Environmental Services Management Laboratory (LAGESA) was created in 2011 with the objective of conducting interdisciplinary research on the implementation of the Forest Code and of climate policies related to land use and agriculture. LAGESA is linked to the Department of Production Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, with researchers from the Institute of Geosciences and the Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences.
It is the institutions, nonprofit legal entities, that have concrete work monitoring the implementation of the Law of Protection of Native Vegetation and / or contribute information and reflection.
ANGÁ – Associação para a Gestão Socioambiental do Triângulo Mineiro
Angá, headquartered in Uberlândia (MG), has as its mission to contribute to the sustainable and sustainable use of natural systems through socio-environmental and cultural projects, promoting the training and mobilization of different sectors of civil society for good sustainable practices. It develops socio-environmental projects aiming at the search for sustainability through best practices on the use of natural resources and water resources in the Triângulo Mineiro region. The organization also integrates several environmental and water resources networks, forums and associations.
Apremavi’s mission is to work for the defense, preservation and recovery of the environment, cultural assets and values, seeking the quality of life in the Atlantic Forest and other Biomes. Its actions are organized in programs of Public Policies, Biodiversity Conservation, Property and Landscapes Planning, Climate Change and Environmental Education.
The Caatinga Association was established in Fortaleza in October 1998 with the support of the Caatinga Conservation Fund established by Samuel Johnson for the protection of the Carnauba. The Caatinga Association develops projects for the creation and management of protected areas, the promotion of research, environmental education and sustainable development.
CEPAN- Centro de Pesquisas Ambientais do Nordeste
CEPAN is an institution founded in the year 2000 by professors-researchers and post-graduate students of the Federal University of Pernambuco-UFPE, whose mission is to generate and disseminate strategic solutions for biodiversity conservation through science, human resource training and dialogue with society. Cepan acts in the planning, coordination and execution of biodiversity conservation projects in the Northeast region.
Engajamundo is a young leadership organization with no tail stuck with any party, government or company. Engaja is an open organization that is spread throughout the five regions of Brazil and believes in the actions of youth in the global sphere as part of the solution of social and environmental challenges. Acting effectively in access to international and national participatory spaces, it is dedicated to empowering Brazilian youth to focus on political processes.
Gambá – Grupo Ambientalista da Bahia
The Gambá is an organization set up to promote the conservation of the environment, sustainable development and the formation of citizenship based on democratic principles and social justice. Its foundation occurred on April 14, 1982, based on the initiative of a group of technicians and liberal professionals concerned about the progress of environmental degradation in Bahia.
IEB – Instituto Internacional de Educação do Brasil
The International Institute of Education of Brazil (IEB) is an institution dedicated to training and empowering people, as well as strengthening organizations in the areas of natural resource management, environmental and territorial management and other issues related to sustainability. The IEB works in a network, seeks partnerships and fosters situations of interaction and exchange between civil society organizations, community associations, government agencies and the private sector.
Imazon – Instituto do Homem e Meio Ambiente da Amazônia
Imazon is a research institute whose mission is to promote sustainable development in the Amazon through studies, support to the formulation of public policies, wide dissemination of information and professional training. The Institute was founded in 1990, and its headquarters is in Belém, Pará.
The Goiamum Institute began its activities in 2000 with the main objective of caring for the environment, contributing in a systematic and active way in the fight against social inequality and poverty, and stimulating the full exercise of environmental citizenship. The institute has also acted alongside crab pickers, riverine and artisanal fishermen, assisting in their self-organization, environmental education and natural resource management processes.
Instituto Planeta Verde
The “Law for a Green Planet” Institute is an entity dedicated to the research, improvement and consolidation of environmental legislation. It also participates in the elaboration of laws and norms that are processed in the National Congress and in the National Council of the Environment (Conama), of which it is adviser. In carrying out these activities, the Institute aims to defend the environment, biodiversity and the right of indigenous peoples, especially those in equatorial areas.
They are individuals and private, for-profit institutions that carry out forestry-related activities and are interested in contributing to the work of the Forestry Code Observatory.
Biofílica specializes in the conservation of forests and the commercialization of environmental services. The company carries out rural environmental registers (CAR) for agribusiness companies, cooperative producers and rural landowners, sells environmental reserve quotas (CRA) and invests in projects to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD +).