Instituto Piagaçu

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Instituto Piagaçu is an NGO working on natural resource research and conservation in the Brazilian Amazon. Since its creation in 2004 the researchers and staff have collated the first detailed evidence base relating to the biodiversity and traditional peoples in the Piagaçu-Purus Sustainable Development Reserve (which covers 834 245 hectares along the Purus River in Amazonas State). Their research and conservation programmes are carried out in close collaboration with reserve residents, and include monitoring and sustainable management of fish, wildlife monitoring, and agriculture and natural resource use. Their research informs management decisions for the reserve, not least as IPi played a central role in developing the Management Plan for the reserve.