Natura - Research - Instituto Ecológica

Natura - Research - Instituto Ecológica

Natura – Research

Natura Project – Scientific and Environmental Development

Technology Transfer
Biodiversity Conservation
Knowledge Enhancement
Community Development
Climate Change
Water Resources
Ecosystem Cerrado and Amazon
Localization Pium/TO
Legal Framework National Funding
Project Status Completed
Fundraising Modality Exclusive
Fundraising Status Closed

Local Context

The project aimed at the promotion of scientific research and dissemination carried out in flooded forest in the area of the Canguçu Research Center, on the right bank of the Javaés River, surrounding the Bananal Island, in the municipality of Pium, Tocantins. The initiative lasted from 2001 to 2003 and was funded by Natura Cosmetics, in addition to partnerships with five local governments and Justice General Attorney .

Project Description

The overall objective of this project was to produce scientific studies through the compilation of a data bank on the impact zone of Bananal Island Project and through the acquisition of equipment to measure carbon flows in the regional ecosystems. Other objectives of the project were to: quantify the biomass and carbon stocks in the flooded forest areas of the Bananal Island region; measure carbon flows with IRGA (infra red gas analyzer); identify species recommended for reforestation that have the largest quantity of biomass and carbon stocks, as well as species with greater photosynthesis activity; apply the Social Carbon Methodology in the surrounding regions of Canguçu Research Center.

Some results: implementation of thirty 50m² sites with a total productive area of 7.5 ha through the GPS mapping and geo-referencing of all sites; identification and measurement of 7,760 trees; publication of scientific papers and panels; visits from key carbon researchers during the 10th Meeting of the LBA International Scientific Committee in November 2001; presentation of the initial survey results at the 2nd LBA International Scientific Conference in July 2002.

Files for Download

Resume (Portuguese)


  • Knowledge dissemination.
  • Development and research.
  • Climate change mitigation.
  • Biodiversity conservation.


  • Research and scientific knowledge dissemination.
  • Creation of a database.
  • Quantification of carbon fluxes.
  • Quantification of biomass and carbon.
  • Identification of species for biomass and carbon.
  • Identification of species for reforestation.
  • Social Carbon.
  • Articles.
Marked and Measured Trees
Mapping and Georeferencing With GPS (in hectare)