Instituto Carijós Pró-Conservação da Natureza (current Instituto Espaço Silvestre) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, established in 1999 in order to support the implementation and participatory management of Brazilian conservation units, through research, environmental education and community mobilization.
Some of the most important actions and projects of the Institute include the "Implementation of the Management Plan for the Estação Ecológica de Carijós" and partnership in the activities were carried out with REBIO the Arvoredo, Anhatomirim APA's and Pirajubaé RESEX. Upon completion of the work at ESEC Carijós, ICMBio assumed its management and Intituto Carijós began a new phase. To learn more about the projects developed by the Intituto Carijós click here. For information about Estação Ecológica de Carijós, visit their website.
In 2010 a group of friends passionate about wildlife gathered to establish Espaço Silvestre, an informal organization working voluntarily for Brazilian wildlife. In december 2011, with the first grant accepted in hands, Espaço Silvestre started a partnership with Instituto Carijós. Since then, Instituto is the new home of the first parrot reintroduction project in a Brazilian National Park with a long term goal to establish a viable A. vinacea population at the Araucarias National Park, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
In february 2013, having completed the first year of the project with proven success, the members of Instituto Espaço Silvestre were elected to the board and technical coordination of Instituto Carijós. In february 2014, Instituto Carijós changed its name to Instituto Espaço Silvestre.
We are a non-profit organization, with the mission to develop and promote biodiversity conservation.
Our current objectives are:
(1) Reintroduce vinaceous-breasted amazon (Amazona vinacea) in the
Araucarias National Park providing the support needed to establish a viable population;
(2) Educate people about the vinaceous-breasted amazon and its habitat;
(3) Create opportunities to promote sustainable socio-economic development
for the communities living around the Araucarias National Park;
(4) Gain scientific knowledge about the vinaceous-breasted amazon and wildlife reintroduction practices.
Espaço Silvestre Institute is a non-governmental organization composed of a General Assembly, the supreme body in the hierarchy, formed by members of the board, fiscal council and the founders.
The General Assembly's duties include approving the report of activities and balance sheets, as well as electing members of the councils and board. The board’s primary role is to discuss the goals, guidelines and performance indicators, and to assist the development of fundraising programs. On the other hand, the Fiscal council is responsible for issuing feedback of the balance submitted by the Board, opining on the financial transactions and oversee the compliance with the Statute of the institution. Click here to read our Statute.
Espaço Silvestre Institute manages the flow of resources in a transparent and accountable manner. Check out our profile at the Transparency Portal (in Portuguese), access here our Balance Sheet and check our Audited financial statements: