Navigating Entrepreneurial Education in the Amazon
In 2021, with the support of the LIRA/IPÊ project – Integrated Legacy of the Amazon Region, and a partnership with LinkedIn, the largest professional social network in the world, it was possible to renovate the Maíra I boat and to initiate the Navigating Entrepreneurial Education in the Amazon project.
Strengthening the Baré Culture through Community Tourism and the valorization of handcrafts in the Nova Esperança Community.
Project for the valorization of fair work in indigenous education, qualification, and in the performance of women in the handicraft and tourism value chain, in the Nova Esperança community (AM).
Eco-Polos Amazônia XXI: Creation and development of sustainable production chains for Amazonia
Many families in the lower Negro River live off government programs and logging, which does not guarantee fair remuneration and, most of the time, is outside the management norms. IPÊ believes in strengthening the chains of Amazonian sociobiodiversity products to generate income and value traditional knowledge and practices.
Amazon Manatee Conservation
The Amazon Manatee Conservation Program began in 2003 at Anavilhanas National Park. Since then, IPÊ’s research team promotes the conservation of the species in the lower Negro River region, by conducting studies with free-living animals, reintroduction projects, and environmental awareness activities.
Protected Areas Mosaic Project
IPÊ was one of the organizations involved in the creation of the Mosaic of Protected Areas in the lower Negro River. It is necessary to integrate the management of the areas that are already physically connected, as well as to bring together their social actors, decreasing the situation of isolation and difficulty of managing each area individually.
IPÊ seeks to act on issues of agriculture, food safety, and cultural valorization, opening new action fronts for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This project began in 2005, and to this day is the basis of the Institute’s work in the region.
Community Based Tourism
The region of the lower Negro River has a series of spatial characteristics that elevate it to the category of tourist center in the state of Amazonas. Supported by these premises, IPÊ has been developing, since 2003, the Community-Based Tourism project in the lower Negro River, with the aim of organizing tourism activities in the region, integrating the interests of conservation with those of regional development.