Policy and Law

The Policy and Law Program aims to promote public policies and ensure the implementation of rights that ensure an ecologically balanced environment and decent living conditions for indigenous and traditional peoples. It operates in the executive, legislative and judiciary, proposing lawsuits, preparing analyzes and studies, disseminating information, monitoring and intervening in the processing of bills, participating in civil society forums and international conferences.

Vale do Ribeira

The Vale do Ribeira Programme aims to contribute to building a regional development model based on social and environmental wealth of the Atlantic. In partnership with local maroon associations, municipalities and civil society organizations, proposes and implements sustainable development projects, income generation, conservation and improving the quality of life of traditional communities in the region. Covers Basin Iguape Ribeira River, and the Estuary Complex of Iguape-Cananéia-Paranaguá, located in the southeastern state of São Paulo and eastern Paraná State.


The Xingu Program wants to contribute to the environmental planning of the Xingu River Basin, considering the significant environmental diversity that characterizes it and the importance of the corridor of protected areas of 28 million hectares which includes indigenous lands and protected areas along the Xingu River .

Rio Negro

The general long-term objective of the Rio Negro Program (PRN) is to create the conditions for, and collaborate on, a program for sustainable development in the Rio Negro River Basin, a trinational region spanning Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Monitoring of Protected Areas

The main objective of this program is to produce and publicize information that can influence decisions about public policies and government actions concerning the defense of collective rights and the protection and conservation of Brazil’s environmental heritage. The program bases its operations on a georeferenced databank on Protected Areas (Indigenous Territories and Federal and state Conservation Units) as well as other public lands (military areas and mining reserves), which are compared with information on various topics at the national level.