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Brazilian Initiatives for the Achievement of the Millenium Goals Concerning the Conservation of Endangered Species (Launch of the National Action Plans for the Conservation of Albatrossess and Petrels and for the Brazilian Merganser)

Brazilian Institute of Environment - IBAMA

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30 March 2006 18:30 - 20:15

Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 8)

Brazil is the most megadiverse country in the world, and one of the major concerning endemic species. Otherwise, like much of the other nations, it has many species included in Red Lists of animals and plants (~600 animals and xxx plants). Much effort has been made in the last few decades, either by Governmental or Non-governmental organizations, to reduce the biodiversity loss in Brazil. The Brazilian Environment Institute (IBAMA), as the national executioner of public policies for the environment, has various wide-range initiatives dealing with the conservation of endangered species, including some of the most endangered. One of them is the Tamar Project that works nationaly with protection of nesting and feeding sites of marine turtles in the Brazilian coast. Some examples of exitous projects conducted by Brazilian Ngo’s are the ones by “Associação Mico-leão-dourado” with the Golden Lion Tamarin, and the project for conservation of Black Lion Tamarin executed by “Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas - IPÊ” at Pontal do Paranapanema/São Paulo, a local of rural settlements. Recently, the non-governmental organization Biodiversitas proposed the “National Alliance for Zero Extinction”, that is planning to be connected with a global iniciative called “Alliance for Zero Extinction”. Together with this side event we are plannnig to launch two National Action Plans for the Conservation of Endangered Species.