Transparency: IDG releases the Atlantic Forest Fund's management survey
Institute for Development and Management (IDG) has completed almost two years of the agreement with the Atlantic Forest Fund and during this period 22 preservation projects were executed in the State of Rio de Janeiro. IDG's management was able to save 20% in costs and was approved with a mark of over 95% on delivery quality.
These and other data are available in the Management Report of the social organization, which also provides information on all ongoing projects, including the signaling of the White-eared Marmoset's Wildlife Reserve, in Itaperuna; the remodeling of Mãe D'Água reservoirs in the Tijuca National Park; the strengthening of quilombola communities of Pedra Branca State Park, in the West Zone of the capital; the management of Perdição Environmental Protection Area (APA) in Porciúncula, northwest of Rio; among others.
The document also details the history and operation of the Atlantic Forest Fund itself, its operational and financial procedures, besides the monitoring of the financed projects.
"In this first year and a half, we can proudly state that we helped to consolidate a new moment in environmental compensation in Rio. Historically, the government funds, guaranteed by the law that established the National System of Nature Conservation Units (SNUC) 18 years ago, were at a very slow pace. It's been 18 months now that we signed our contract. Since then, we have strengthened our technical team and fine-tuned procedures. Throughout the process, the fund was able to leverage the structures of several parks, reserves, and APAs, which eventually became a reference for other states", says Ricardo Piquet, president of IDG.
Piquet recalls that three years ago, IDG started to work more directly with environmental public management by building the urban parks Santana and Macaxeira, in Recife. At the Museum of Tomorrow, the Garden of Tomorrow organized pedagogical activities in 2017 to discuss healthy eating and urban farming. In the 25th birthday of 1992 UN Conference, in the face of climate refugee’s tragedy, the Museum also brought together hundreds of people to discuss climate change and the governance of Guanabara Bay. And it also hosted the first long-distance trails national meeting, in a partnership with Conservation International (CI).
IDG gives a new and definitive step in the protection of Brazil's environmental assets with the Atlantic Forest Fund, whose contract goes until 2022, and can be renewed.
Read the report and learn more about the Atlantic Forest Fund.