PEQUI - Pesquisa e Conservação do Cerrado
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.
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
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
Join WLI free and create your own member profile showcasing the work you are doing.