SALVEASERRA. Grupo Prot. Amb. Serra da Concordia

SALVEASERRA Our mission is to spread awareness and knowledge of environmental conservation and sustainable development with agroforestry farming techniques, to help rural rehabilitation of very low producing areas and to maintain farmers and their families living and working in their lands. This can be achieved with the introduction of a system of land occupation holistic, self-sustainable, organic, biological, renewable and permanent, balanced with the environment and the economic use of natural resources. As mission we have also to spread the concepts of citizenship and better education in order to achieve superior earnings and quality of life.
Nov 6, 2015

Project update. November 2015.

Morning. Concordia Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary
Morning. Concordia Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary

Dear donors and friends of "Trees and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil" project.
Despite my illness and the severe economic, moral and ethics crisis, that Brazil is facing, we managing to keep our project alive and active.
Because of the treatment I am undergoing that makes me be in Rio de Janeiro every 10 days it has not been possible to bring groups of students as we used to do 2 or 3 times a month. The project is in Valença at 160 km away. But we hope to start bringing the groups back still this year. There are 4 schools waiting to visit us to spend a "A Day in the Forest".
This time I want to show a bird watching event that took place on 10 and 11 October at the Wildlife Sanctuary called Big Day Brazil. The Global Big Day is held around the world when everyone is invited to participate in order to register the highest number of bird species where they live.
Our area of tropical forest is very rich in birds, both resident and migratory, and we have already listed 190 species.
This time the ornithologists have identified 108 birds.
These events represent the ongoing effort to conserve wild birds and their habitats throughout the world, and in our case, the importance of preserving Brazil's avian heritage for future generations.
Please see the attached some bird pictures and a slide show that goes apart. For our birdwatchers donors follows the list of the observed birds.
Friends, our economic situation is threatened and more than ever we need your donations in order to continue with the work done in our project.
Thank you very much for your contributions that make the project possible.
Roberto Lamego

Birdwatchers.
Birdwatchers.
On the trail
On the trail
Euler
Euler's Flycatcher.
Ruddy Ground-Dove.
Ruddy Ground-Dove.
Tropical Kingbird.
Tropical Kingbird.
Green-winged Saltator. A famous songbird.
Green-winged Saltator. A famous songbird.
Streaked Flycatcher.
Streaked Flycatcher.
Chivi Vireo.
Chivi Vireo.
Surucua Trogon. Male.
Surucua Trogon. Male.
Surucua Trogon. Male.
Surucua Trogon. Male.
Surucua Trogon. Female.
Surucua Trogon. Female.
Rufous-thighed Kite nesting.
Rufous-thighed Kite nesting.
Rufous-thighed Kite.
Rufous-thighed Kite.
Rufous-thighed Kite.
Rufous-thighed Kite.
Dusky-legged Guan.
Dusky-legged Guan.
Curl-crested Jay.
Curl-crested Jay.
Atlantic Rainforest: large abundance  of species.
Atlantic Rainforest: large abundance of species.

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Aug 5, 2015

Update August 2015

Visitors gathering at Cambota community.
Visitors gathering at Cambota community.

Dear donors and friends of the project Trees and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil.
We are delighted to announce that we began to receive again visitors to our environmental education program called "A Day in the Forest."
This time invited the residents of a community on the outskirts of the city of Valença, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to know the Concordia Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary.
As always we rented a bus to take them and we had a group of 35 people.
The tour was a success and everyone loved to spend a day in the woods, most for the first time.
Please see the photos and the attached link that shows how was the visit.
Once again thank you so much for your support, help and donations that helps us to these rides and pay the heavy monthly costs.

Please see here the attached link:

https://plus.google.com/photos/110709315454919422487/albums/6179515841024142129

 

 

To the bus.
To the bus.
Inside the bus.
Inside the bus.
The arrival. We had a little baby this time.
The arrival. We had a little baby this time.
The visitors group.
The visitors group.
Explaining what will happen during the visit.
Explaining what will happen during the visit.
On the road.
On the road.
Showing where Valenca city is located.
Showing where Valenca city is located.
At the Wildlife entrance.
At the Wildlife entrance.
The road inside the forest.
The road inside the forest.
The forest.
The forest.
The new visitors centre.
The new visitors centre.
On a trail.
On a trail.
Crossing the stream.
Crossing the stream.
The group preparing to leave.
The group preparing to leave.

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Jul 7, 2015

Project update. July 2015.

Roberto Lamego and Japu bird nest.
Roberto Lamego and Japu bird nest.

I am Roberto Lamego leader of project, GlobalGiving #1911, Trees and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil.
And I have a problem.
As I said in the last report: “As you know for the last two years I have an illness that is impeaching my full operational capacity, but I hope to resolve this with another and definitive surgery that will take place in a couple of days.
So, I will be “out of business” for a few months. Wish me please good luck and good health. I will be out but the project will be running.”
I was operated on 27/January successfully, but I had very serious problems in the postoperative period which made me stay three months, 100 days in the hospital in ICU most of the time. Luckily I got out alive but very weak. I'm in a recovery period that happens slowly. I've been in the city of Rio de Janeiro since the surgery.
Only last week, after five months, I was able to come home to Valença, Rio de Janeiro State, and where the project is located.
Here, I've been trying to recover my time out and give an up to date in many subjects.
And a first thing to do is precisely up-to-date the project report that is late.
The project Trees and Education Protect Rainforest in Brazil, going well, normally working internally with the facilities being maintained and cared for, roads and trails cleaned and the plantations and other agroforestry activities carried out by two employees who work there.
We planted this year some 900 seedlings.
Only the activities of taking groups to spend "A Day in the Forest", our environmental education program is not been carried out.
We here organizing a group of visitors for the July 4, and preparing the site, but bad weather made us postpone this visit.
Please see attached photos of our facilities and the slideshow.
Here: Serra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary. July 2015.
Facilities and trails.

Look for APRESENTAÇÂO DE SLIDES, SLIDESHOW. Subtitles in English.
https://plus.google.com/photos/110709315454919422487/albums/6168495301591862033/6168495654344075042?pid=6168495654344075042&oid=110709315454919422487

We build all these facilities and network of trails through the forest and agroforestry demonstration plots to receive every week, at least a group of visitors to the Sierra da Concórdia Wildlife Sanctuary.
Due to my illness this did not happened.
We need your comprehension to understand my desire to maintain the project running even if I cannot be there most of the time.
Physically, I really hope to recover but don’t know for sure how long it will take.
Meanwhile, I am obliged to run our project this way.
Thank you so much for your support, help and your donations that helps us a lot to pay the heavy monthly costs.

Roberto Lamego

Mr. Gabriel, manager, Julio Cesar, builder and me
Mr. Gabriel, manager, Julio Cesar, builder and me
Dr.Ricardo Wagner from Concordia Mts State Park.
Dr.Ricardo Wagner from Concordia Mts State Park.
The farm house.
The farm house.
Workers house.
Workers house.
Bathroom and WC.
Bathroom and WC.
Kitchen.
Kitchen.
Visitors center.
Visitors center.
Visitors center.
Visitors center.
Second floor multiple usage room.
Second floor multiple usage room.
Visitors center.
Visitors center.
New kitchen.
New kitchen.
Evapoatranspiration bed sewage system.
Evapoatranspiration bed sewage system.
Several are the possible trails.
Several are the possible trails.
Empty tree nursery. 900 seedlings planted/year.
Empty tree nursery. 900 seedlings planted/year.
Agroforestry trail.
Agroforestry trail.
Water. Big problem. Each year less.
Water. Big problem. Each year less.
Bridge.
Bridge.

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