SAVE Brasil (Sociedade para a Conservação das Aves do Brasil) is BirdLife International’s national partner in Brazil. Founded in 2004, its mission is given as “To conserve birds and habitats, connecting people to nature”.
Alice Reisfeld, Project Manager with SAVE-Brasil, writes to ACAP Latest News: “SAVE Brasil is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of Brazilian birds and nature. Following a participatory approach, we work together with governments, civil society organizations, universities, business and communities, to develop and implement strategies, programs and actions that contribute to a better and healthier planet for animals, plants and people”.
SAVE Brasil has been instrumental in the establishment of a number of private and public protected areas, many of which fall within designated Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and among some of the most threatened forests in the world. Additionally, conservation work by the NGO has resulted in the adequate management of over 120 000 hectares of grasslands. The protection of those habitats ensures the conservation of more than 600 bird species, 40 of which are threatened.
The NGO now joins a growing number of BirdLife national partners or affiliates in countries which work actively with the Albatross and Petrel Agreement, either as Parties (of which Brazil is one) or as range states for listed species that regularly attend meetings, that have offered their support for the inaugural World Albatross Day on 19 June.
Pedro Develey, SAVE Brasil Director
Pedro Develey, SAVE Brasil’s Director, writes to ACAP Latest News:
“Here at SAVE Brasil we support the inaugural World Albatross Day and we are looking forward to the activities to mark this event in Brazil led by our partner Projeto Albatroz”.
“Aqui na SAVE Brasil, nós apoiamos o Dia Mundial do Albatroz inaugural, e estamos ansiosos para as atividades de nossos parceiros do Projeto Albatroz, que marcarão esse evento no Brasil”.
With thanks to Alice Reisfeld, Project Manager, SAVE-Brasil.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 19 April 2020