The Guandu-RJ Committee started the elaboration of Municipal Plans for the Conservation and Recovery of the Atlantic Forest (PMMA) of 12 municipalities in the basin. It is a territorial management instrument aimed at the development and environmental conservation of the municipality. The objective is to build a plan that brings together and standardizes the elements necessary for the protection, recovery and sustainable use of the Atlantic Forest, encompassing actions at the basin level. In addition to the environmental benefits, the initiative contributes to the increase in the collection of city halls, through the Ecological ICMS, and funds for the restoration of the Atlantic Forest. 

A meeting held this Thursday (23), involving the Committee, AGEVAP, representatives of city halls and the STCP/Mater Natura consortium, hired to carry out the plans without compensation from the municipalities, marked the beginning of the work. The work plan foresees the elaboration of diagnoses, action plans, the structuring for the implementation of the PMMA and, finally, the consolidation of a Forestry Master Plan for the Hydrographic Region. The timetable for the project is 26 months and will involve municipal work groups, as well as a technical team from AGEVAP and the contracted consortium. Representatives of the consortium took the opportunity to explain the stages of the work to representatives of the city halls, integrate the actors in the process and clarify doubts. “The elaboration of Municipal Plans for the Atlantic Forest and the Forestry Master Plan is part of the Guandu Committee’s strategy to gain scale in the environmental restoration of the hydrographic region, as well as the creation of a bank of priority areas for forest restoration and rural sanitation”, explained Agricultural Engineer Hendrik Mansur (The Nature Conservancy), Coordinator of the Green Infrastructure Working Group of the Guandu Committee. 

With the plans, the Committee hopes to provide the structuring of integrated planning, contributing to decision-making regarding actions aimed at the sustainable development of the municipality, planning to face the adverse effects of climate change, increase in revenue ( Ecological ICMS) and compliance with the Atlantic Forest Law and collaboration in compliance with the Forest Code, among other gains. The recovery of ecosystems is a goal of the Collegiate, as it is directly linked to the natural production of water in the basin. 

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Rio das Pedras in the Magia do Vale property, in Lídice, district of Rio Claro/RJ. Participant of Producers of Water and Forest (PAF).