Offer women of remote areas where nature is rich, but life conditions are harsh, the chance to learn skills such as embroidery and patchwork that will improve social and environmental conditions.
Brazil is a leading country in biodiversity though nature has not been sufficiently valued. Human conditions are tough and many face hardships. Women, in particular, have little exposure to education, though they are the ones who transmit values to their families and social groups. The project focuses on offering women the opportunity to learn new skills that portray species in handmade goods to be sold in Brazil and abroad. This is a win-win concept, as both nature and humans benefit.
Courses and workshops are to be offered to the women of the 4 main regions where IPÊ has been actively working in environmental matters: Pontal do Paranapanema and Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo; Superagui Island, Paraná and Anavilhanas, Amazonas.
Integrate conservation with human practices by offering opportunities for local women to develop hand-made goods that portray the region's endangered plants and animals.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
IPE – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas
The Wildlife Trust