The Brazilian Amazon is a rich compound of ethnic groups, cultures, and modalities of land occupation. Besides being the biggest tropical forest in the world, is also a populated forest. Therefore, conservation efforts work best when they dialogue with local knowledge, popular culture and, importantly, consider local people as conservation assets. This is our style of thinking about policy. We can contribute with policy analysis; recommendation and design by any of the following paths;
- Policy Design: structuring government strategies for environmental issues allying environmental education and result-based monitoring; developing a new model based on success experiences.
- Policy Analysis: identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to enhance sustainability and cultural relevance of existing policies; generating reports and recommendations.
- Indicator Systems: presenting measurement strategies to assess the success of a given policy or field of interest.