PEQUI – Pesquisa e Conservação do Cerrado






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Organisation name

PEQUI - Pesquisa e Conservação do Cerrado

Financial support

Various - NGOs and, in particular, the Brazilian government

Number of staff

10 volunteer researchers

Number of visitors each year


To support and conduct research and participate in decision-making to promote the conservation and sustainability of the Cerrado Biome (Brazilian Pampas).

We do not have a physical location, but we carry out research projects in several regions of Central Brazil.


Work areas

Main CEPA activities

Primarily producing materials on how to restore, conserve and use Cerrado resources in a sustainable way. We also develop materials for various non-specialist audiences, such as local rural communities and protected area managers.

Three main successes

Research projects and sustainable work on two species with economic importance in the region of Jalapão, Tocantins, as they are used for handicrafts. The golden capim (Syngonanthus nitens) and murita (Mauritia flexuosa) species are cultivated in the wetlands. The project involves stakeholders, government, local communities and has helped to promote sustainability for both species.


Areas of Expertise

Interpretation techniques

Using audio-visual tools; Producing written materials


Engaging young people; Engaging the local community; Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Lobbying/running campaigns; Developing resources/materials



Isabel Belloni Schmidt; +5561 96223312



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