Biodiversity monitoring costs in Brazilian national parks

As one of the 17 megadiverse countries, Brazil contains 20% of the earth’s biodiversity and features the largest number of endemic species in the world. Despite this, the local biodiversity monitoring in Brazil is irregular and occurs in a disorganized manner.

CSF Brazil, in partnership with Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) and the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GIZ), is conducting a study of the cost of implementation and maintenance of ICMBio’s biodiversity monitoring program, including the indication of financial mechanisms and sources for the continuation of the program in the long run.

The project aims at developing scenarios for the cost of implementing and continuing ICMBio‘s biodiversity monitoring program, taking into account the initial implementation costs as well as the expected spending in a span of 10 years of monitoring.

A final report will present the various mechanisms and sources of financial support available to fund the biodiversity monitoring and how ICMBio can access these sources.