22/09/21 - Biodiversity

Sustainable biodiversity management, coupled with best practice operational initiatives, is essential to the health of ecosystems and associated ecosystem services in areas that integrate natural landscapes and mining. In this project, we analyze the historical knowledge concerning the Carajás Mountains and compare it with international initiatives under three aspects: establishing data and metadata for a biodiversity bank, defining efficient monitoring protocols, and gathering new information to study local biodiversity. The project includes morphological and genetic data on pollinators and ecological and genetic data on vulnerable, rare, and endangered plants. The goal is to achieve a better understanding of the Carajás biodiversity and its conservation from the point of view of sustainability.