Projects - International Climate Initiative (IKI)

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As of: November 2016

Monitoring of climate-relevant Biodiversity

Objective and activities

The project supported the monitoring of biological diversity in a number of Brazilian protection areas, and made the relevant information available for decision-making in the field of climate change mitigation. Research projects that are ongoing or planned provided the context for the following project measures: monitoring on the ground in at least 15 protection areas (Amazon, Atlantic Forest, Cerrado) with the involvement of the local people; harmonisation of databases and articulation of participating institutions; development of methods for improved, more cost-effective appraisals of the dynamics of carbon sequestration; training for the responsible administrations and for representatives of non-governmental organisations, the private sector and the local population.

State of implementation/results

  • Project completed
  • Biodiversity monitoring established in 19 protected areas by ICMBio and through the ARPA Programme (Áreas Protegidas da Amazonia) will be adopted by 20 additional protected areas; from 2015 onwards the monitoring is supposed to be obligatory for all protected areas in the Amazon
  • Working group on the “Integration of information systems” founded that facilitates close cooperation of different relevant institutions; the Brazilian information system for biodiversity (SiBBR) coordinates the different databases
  • Study on monitoring of environmental services and a guideline for practitioners developed; 30 project executing organizations trained in implementing the monitoring protocols
  • Training cycle developed and included into the curriculum of training center ACADEBIO, several courses have been realized
  • A local instrument for biodiversity data input in protected areas and a web portal for analyzing and presenting monitoring data prepared

Project data


Partner institution:

Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA)

Implementing organisation:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) 

BMUB grant:
€ 4,040,402.01

12/2010 till 11/2014


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