Biodiversity Conference Features Participatory Monitoring Program

IPÊ received support from USAID and presented its results in 2022

December, 2022 / January 2023 The Participatory Biodiversity Monitoring (MPB) program is one of the first PCAB programs directly linked to conserving biological diversity in the Amazon. It is managed by IPÊ. They presented the project's results during COP15 - United Nations Biodiversity Conference that took place in Montreal in December 2022.

The MPB was part of the National Biodiversity Monitoring Program (Monitora). It was developed by IPÊ in partnership with the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), with support from USAID/Brazil and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. 

As an observer institution at COP15, IPÊ monitored the Global Biodiversity Framework negotiations and participated in plenary sessions along with other civil society organizations. Team members also participated in the “Bioeconomy and Green & Blue Economy” session hosted by the São Paulo State Infrastructure and Environment Department, which presented MPB achievements on monitoring sociobiodiversity value chains.

MPB has supported communities for over ten years in 18 conservation units in the Amazon. These communities led the entire process,  receiving training on monitoring biodiversity, and supporting managers in conservation units supervised by ICMBio. The program trained over 4,000 people and created a network of local partners throughout the discovery process, building on local and scientific knowledge.

Knowledge Gatherings were held to introduce local communities to biodiversity management and conservation, expand their knowledge on plant and animal species, and establish ecological parameters for evaluating the effectiveness of federal UCs, thus benefiting more than 2,300 people.

The “MPB Project Technical Series” will be released along with several other publications

Find out more at the IPÊ website and on PCAB's social networks.