A trip to Serra do Amolar

Thanks to our partnership with the “Instituto Homem Pantaneiro” (IHP) from Corumbá, the Blue-fronted Amazon Project went, from Nov 20th to 22nd, to Serra do Amolar. Serra do Amolar is located on the north of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul. And to get there was such an adventure! Departing from Corumbá, we first took a single-engine airplane to the RPPN Acurizal, and from there we took a long boat trip through the Paraguay River.

RPPN do Acurizal

Glaucia and Anne, ready to fly! (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Escola Barra Sao Lourenco 1

Boat trip! (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Manoel Verdadeiro navegando o Rio Paraguai

Enjoying the view of the Paraguay River! (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

The aim of the trip was to give a talk about Illegal Animal Trade to the Environmental Military Police, offered by the IHP and partners, as part of the 11th Course on Strategies for Nature Conservation. This national course gathered 30 officials from 22 States, and the objective was to prepare them for the daily prevention of the environmental degradation.

Palestra Glaucia 2

Glaucia giving a talk to the police officers (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Palestra Glaucia 1

(Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Besides that, Anne Zugman, our environmental educator, presented the puppet theater “Nas Asas do Vento” (what means “on the wings of the wind”) at three local schools: Escola da Barra do São Lourenço (25 students), Escola Paraguai Mirim (60 students) and Escola Jatobazinho (30 students). Anne is really great with the kids! These schools are managed by the NGO Instituto Acaia, and attend about 120 elementary school children from local river villages.

Escola Barra Sao Lourenco 2

Escola da Barra do São Lourenço (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Escola Jatobazinho 1

Escola Jatobazinho (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Escola Paraguai Mirim 1

Escola Paraguai Mirim (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

Escola Jatobazinho 2

The kids really enjoy the puppet theater! (Image: Arquivo da Fundação Neotrópica do Brasil)

We are extremely grateful to our partnership with the IHP (www.institutohomenpantaneiro.org.br), for allowing us to reach out our work to far away villages of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul; to the Instituto Acaia and the Secretaria Municipal de Educação de Corumbá for their support; to the SPVS/HSBC (www.programaecons.org.br) for their sponsorship of the E-cons project. We also want to thank the Refúgio Ecológico Caiman (www.caiman.com.br) and the Parque das Aves (www.parquedasaves.com.br) for their long-term sponsorship and support! Thank you so very much!!

PS: Wanting to learn more about Anne Zugman and our puppet theater? So do not miss out our next post!

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Uma resposta para A trip to Serra do Amolar

  1. Erison disse:

    Is very nice to me and the Instituto Homem Pantaneiro, contribute in this project. Thank you.

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