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Top-left: Xavante Indians fire brigade; Bottom-left: environmental monitoring of Amazon wildlife; Right: trilateral cooperation with Mozambique
José Caldas


Brazil is fully committed to conserving its biodiversity. Government and society are joined together to face one of the greatest humanity challenges of this century in ensuring a healthy environment. The United Nations (UN) recognizes Brazil’s role as a world leader in the creation of protected areas. Of the 700,000 square kilometers of conservation areas established worldwide since 2003, about 75% were created by the Government in Brazil. The creation of protected areas is considered by the UN to be one of the main tools for conserving biodiversity on the planet. USAID/Brazil Environment Strategy is poised to work in collaboration with the Government of Brazil towards biodiversity conservation, mainly in the Brazilian Amazon region.

Strategic Partnerships:

Private Sector Partnerships

USAID supports the development of partnerships between businesses, governments, and civil society organizations that promote sustainable development. USAID helped create the Mais Unidos Group, a partnership between the U.S. Embassy and American companies established in Brazil. The main objective of the group is to promote the exchange of best practices and experiences in corporate social responsibility, foster joint partnerships, and increase the visibility of participants.

Trilateral Cooperation

In March 2010, the U.S. Government and the Brazilian Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote trilateral cooperation between the two countries for development and assistance in third developing countries. USAID is leveraging Brazilian experience and expertise in implementing successful food security and school feeding programs in Mozambique, Honduras and Haiti.

Last updated: June 19, 2014

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