Although IPÊ was officially founded in 1992, the Institute has a much longer history.
The IPÊ model
IPÊ undertakes an integrated action model, developed through years of experience, that combines research, environmental education, habitat restoration, community involvement with sustainable development, landscape conservation and policy-making.
Respect for tradition
We respect community traditions in the places where we work and promote sustainable income alternatives for families in these regions, thereby decreasing human pressure on local biodiversity.
Since its inception, IPÊ has emphasized communicating knowledge and research results. To this end, they continuously train their staff and offer opportunities and incentives to interns, many of whom continue to work with them after graduation. IPÊ relies on staff holding ten Ph.D. and twenty Master's degrees. Many are also instructors in the Center for Brazilian Biodiversity Conservation (CBBC) and ESCAS - Escola Superior de Conservação Ambiental e Sustentabilidade (Graduate School in Environmental Conservation), a university created in partnership with Natura and Instituto Arapyaú.
Develop and disseminate innovative models for biodiversity conservation that promote socio-economic benefits through science, education and sustainable business.
IPÊ is dedicated to biodiversity conservation through science. They work with research, professional training, environmental education and sustainable income alternatives that emphasize socio-environmental responsibility from communities, corporations and opinion formers.
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