Mamirauá Institute - Amazon Conservation - http://www.mamiraua.org.br/en-us
The Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development was founded in April 1999. The Institute, which is a not-for-profit organization funded and supervised by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, functions as one of the Ministry’s research units.
The application introduces various concepts about the Amazonian floodplain and, through video, shows the flood pulse of the Mamirauá Reserve. Animal species are also included: jaguars, caimans, turtles, birds and primates. The last section provides census and income information about human populations. The Mamirauá App is available in both English and Portuguese and can be accessed at www.mamiraua.org.br/app or downloaded onto iPads through the App Store.
The Mamirauá Institute conducts research on a variety of subjects focused on biodiversity conservation, management of natural resources and sustainable development. In addition to a 212% increase in the number of publications between 2001 and 2010, the Institute also increased scientific productivity by 74% during this period.
Beginning in 2004, the Mamirauá Institute began to establish research groups in order to bring together researchers, students and technical assistants, organised around the implementation of different types of research. Specialists also participate in these groups according to their experience and level of technical-scientific expertise.
With technical assistance from the Mamirauá Institute activities are carried out on the Mamirauá and Amanã Reserves through various programs including: Family Agriculture, Community Management, Fishing Management, Community Forest Management, Quality of Life and Community-based Tourism.
The Mamirauá Institute is located in the city of Tefé, an Amazon municipality with close to 60,000 inhabitants and a distance of 525km from Manaus, the state capital. Its work is primarily focused on the Mamirauá and Amanã Reserves for Sustainable Development. Together, these state conservation sites total 3,474,000 hectares.
The work of this program is focused on contributing to the improvement of life conditions, with respect to education, health and hygiene, for the residents of the Mamirauá and Amanã Sustainable Development Reserves.
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