The BNDES is the manager of the Amazon Fund (Fundo Amazônia), created in 2008 to raise donations earmarked for non-refundable investments in preventing, monitoring and combating deforestation, in addition to the conservation and sustainable use of the Amazon biome forests.
The Amazon Forest is one of the richest areas on the planet in biodiversity and natural resources, concentrating close to 30% of the known species of the planet’s flora and fauna in an area of 5.5 million square kilometers. Its preservation is, therefore, crucial for the ecological balance and is an important factor in the climate changes the planet has been facing.
The Amazon Fund’s main purpose is to promote the protection of this heritage and the sustainable development of the area. In addition to managing the Fund, the BNDES raises funds and selects projects, as well as monitoring progress after they have been contracted.
Projects are supported in areas such as: public forest management and protected areas; control and monitoring, as well as environmental inspection; sustainable forestry management; and economic activities developed from the sustainable use of the forest.
Resources come from donations and net gains from investments.
To know more about the supported projects, donations, conditions for financial support and other information, visit the website.