Conserving Forests and Biodiversity Through Fire Management

Fire Management Brazil
The Xavante Maraiwatsede warriors prepare for a different kind of fight: collaborate to combat illegal burning in the fire vulnerable Amazon region.
Benedito Freitas

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Alexandre Mancuso

Brazil is working with the United States to conserve its biodiversity through forest fire management and firefighting.

With USAID support, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Brazil'sAliança da Terra (Earth Alliance), a organization, from the state of Mato Grosso, provided collaborative training sessions in March and April of 2013 in the states of Mato Grosso and Goias to standardize instruction on fire management and prevention. The sessions trained over 80 participants from the Kamayura, Waura, Yuwalapiti, Kalapalo, Matipu, Nafukua, Veha, Kuikuro, and Aweti tribes as well as students, settlers, ranchers, occupational health and safety workers, and members from local/federal fire organizations: Fire Brigade and Prevfog/IBAMA, respectively

In June 2013, the USFS hosted fire experts and decision makers from Prevfogo/IBAMA, Aliança da Terra, and the environmental protection agency of Mato Grosso state to visit the United States and learn how numerous American agencies coordinate fire prevention and firefighting across many types of public lands.

Last updated: April 24, 2014

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