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Consolidating the Brazilian National System of Conservation Units (SNUC) - LifeWeb

As of: October 2018

Objective and activities

The project supports the establishment of an efficient and sustainable management system for the Brazilian National System of Conservation Units (SNUC) and the associated protected areas. The aim is to improve the efficiency of the organisation and administrative procedures within the administrative authorities managing protected areas. GIZ is drawing up management and protection plans for the affected areas and supplying the necessary equipment and materials for selected protected areas. As part of the project, administrative staff are trained in using the instruments for estimating costs (investments, running costs) to manage protected areas and receive assistance in producing fund-raising materials. The project also supports long-term nationwide information and awareness-raising campaigns for nature conservation via mass media, which contribute to a positive appreciation for the protected areas and their importance in providing ecosystem services.

Joint project
Consolidating the Brazilian National System of Conservation Units (SNUC) - LifeWeb

State of implementation/results

  • More than 40 key actors from the local, regional and national level were trained on results-based management as part of a holistic Capacity Development Strategy. Among the participants, nine specialists were identified to become themselves trainers on this matter, thereby fostering a multiplying effect.
  • As part of the third results-based Management workshop 22 proposals related to the organizational enhancement of federal and state protected areas management were developed.
  • Publication of guidelines for members of parliament on the use of public finance for protected areas through Emendas Parlamentares.
  • The objectives of the communication strategy were defined and relevant information material distributed to relevant stakeholders.
  • High-Level presentation of SNUC at CBD COP 13 in Mexico in December 2016.
  • The project supported the development of a monitoring protocol in order to determine Brazil's contribution to Aichi Target 11 of the CBD Strategic Plan.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Environment - Brazil
  • Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation - Brazil

BMU grant:
€ 4,880,000

03/2013 till 12/2018


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