CSRio and MMA organized a workshop that gathered the Brazilian Biodiversity Research Program (PPBio) Networks

On August 14, 15 and 16, a workshop entitled “Subsidies for the elaboration of priority areas for the recovery of native vegetation in Brazilian biomes” was held in Rio de Janeiro, this workshop is part of the Project “Restoration in Brazil: priority areas, reference and parameters for the restoration monitoring “. The event was attended by researchers coordinators and fellows from the Biodiversity Research Program (PPBio) Networks, representatives of the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and the Centre for Conservation and Sustainability Science (CSRio), as objective to disscuss the elaboration of a multicriteria analysis to identify priority areas for vegetation recovery in all Brazilian biomes in order to subsidize public policies. During the workshop lectures on the projetc themes were presented, providing as excelente oportunity for the PPBio Networks to discuss restoration in priority areas and define the Project’s strategic planning.

As a next step for the second project meeting, to be held in December 2017, it was defined that each PPBio Network will gather information on available endemic and threatened species and other relevant and particular data on the characteristics of each Brazilian biome. This information will be essential for niche modeling, carbon sequestration and the elaboration of the multi-criteria maps that will be implemented in the Project.

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