Brazil: Progress on Fire Management in the Cerrado
Brazil’s Institute of Environment and Natural Resources (IBAMA) Prevfogo, part of the Ministry of the Environment, was from 2013 mandated with the responsibility of managing fire in Terra Indigenous (TI).
In April this year, Brazil for the first time introduced early burning on indigenous lands in collaboration with the local peoples, while exploring the ancient fire management practices of the Xerente people, an indigenous community living in the country’s interior. Here, Brazil is supported by the German government through GIZ, an international cooperation organisation for sustainable development, to jointly implement integrated fire management activities in the cerrado savanna plateaus in the country’s centre. To further promote indigenous participation, IBAMA has worked closely with Brazil’s National Indian Foundation FUNAI in the Xerentes territory.
In this recording of a broadcast from TVANHANGUERA (Portuguese only), some of this work is described.
See also the article ‘Ibama prepara atividades de manejo integrado do fogo nas Terras Indígenas.’