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Sobrevivência em viveiro de mudas de espécies nativas retiradas da regeneração natural de remanescente florestal (Survival in nursery of native species sapling obtained from natural regeneration of forest fragments)

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Marco regulatório sobre pagamento por serviços ambientais no Brasil (Regulatory framework of payment for ecosystem services in Brazil)

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Restauração e monitoramento da mata ciliar e da reserva legal para a certificação agrícola: conservação da biodiversidade na cafeitura (Restoration e monitoring of riparian forests and legal reserve for agricultural certification)

The manual targets professionals working on restoration and conservation of permanently protected areas and legal reserves. The objective is to provide information compiled from practical experiences, scientific research and literature in order to help agricultural entrepreneurs achieve the environmental compliance required to become certified by the Rainforest Alliance for agricultural activities. The authors highlight the importance of consulting local agencies responsible for environmental regulation since environmental legal requirements may vary depending on the location of businesses.

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Restauração florestal: do diagnóstico de degradação ao uso de indicadores ecológicos para o monitoramento das ações (Forest restoration: from the diagnostics of degradation to the use of ecological indicators in the monitoring of actions)

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Payments for Environmental Services through the Local Lens: Preliminary evidences from the “Bolsa Floresta” Program in the Brazilian Amazon

Background

This master's thesis evaluates the differences in perceptions between the local beneficiaries and the proponents of a payment for exosystem services (PES) project in the Brazilian Amazon region. The document discusses the debate about whether Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes improve the livelihood of the poor rural population — a debate which is also critical to current discussions on REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation).

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Manual para restauração florestal: florestas de transição (Manual of forest restoration: transition forests)

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Roteiro para elaboração de projetos de recuperação florestal para o Fundo Estadual de Recursos Hídricos - Fehidro (Guide for elaboration of forest recovery for the State Water Resources Fund - Fehidro)

This guide targets municipal governments, farmers, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders interested in water and forest resources restoration. The objective is to present a framework for understanding the most common cases in order to facilitate the decision-making and execution of forest restoration projects. Some of the addressed topics are: the basic structure of a restoration project, examples of forest restoration projects, forest restoration projects that include native species seedling production, a key for decision-making for the recovery of degraded areas, and a list of tree species with natural occurrence in São Paulo state.

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O recobrimento do Brasil (The Recovery of Brazil)

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Normas jurídicas para restauração ecológica: uma barreira a mais a dificultar o êxito das iniciativas? (Juridical norms to ecological restoration: one more barrier to encumber success of initiatives?)

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A regeneração natural como um serviço do ecossistema: uma proposta metodológica para o seu cálculo (Natural regeneration as an ecosystem service: a methodological proposal for its calculation)

background

This study begins by stating that the economic quantification of ecosystem services is a crucial step towards their sustainable use.

research goals & methods

The study pairs the quantified value of ecosystem services with the process of ecological restoration to attempt to calculate the value of natural regeneration. Both comparative and analytical approaches are used.

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