Bolsa Floresta gains membership 232 new families of RDS Puranga Conquest

17 of October of 2016 - With the accession, families can participate in income generation programs and Community Associations, FAS


In the first half of October, a total of 232 families joined voluntarily to the Bolsa Floresta (BFP), initiative that seeks to reward and improve the quality of life of traditional populations 16 Conservation Units (CUs) do Amazonas. Adherence was promoted in participatory workshops held between the period of the Black communities and Cuieiras rivers, em parceria com Fundo Amazônia/BNDES e Banco Bradesco.

To promote adherence to the Program, the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) He conducted a socioeconomic survey of all families living Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Puranga Conquista, which was established by Law. 4015, from 24 March 2014. The riverine were mobilized to participate in three workshops membership of the Bolsa Floresta, which were explained in a didactic way the initiative operating mechanisms and the importance of coastal residents of PAs in forest conservation standing.

“The voluntary program requires the participation in workshops, capacitação em mudanças climáticas e serviços ambientais, in addition to not opening new areas of grazed in native areas and the stay or admission of children in school”, explains the general coordinator of the Bolsa Floresta, Valcleia Solidade.

After the workshop, They were carried out the registration and the signing of a term sheet, that accredited families receive the benefits of the initiative.


The workshops were held between days 08 until 10 October in New Hope communities, Bela Vista do Jaraqui e Santa Maria, with support from the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema). With the accession, families can participate in income generation programs developed by FAS, supporting sustainable alternatives for economic improvement in the region, as tourism, crafts and sustainable production, and also the FAS Community Empowerment Program, explains the regional coordinator of Negro-Amazonas FAS, Jousanete Dias.

“The next step is to start the Community in partnership with the Department of Environment (Sema) the process of creating an association of residents. The idea is that they are empowered to receive program investments and gain voice to fight for improvements to communities”, explains the coordinator.

Today the Forest operates through four components: Income Generation (PBF Renda), Support for Social Infrastructure (PBF Social), Community empowerment (PBF Association), or component and Family (PBF Familiar). These four sub-programs make up the program of payment for environmental services implemented by FAS.


In September 2016, the Forest reached the mark of 39.995 people and 9.500 families benefited in 16 Amazonas state UC, an area of 10.951.980 hectares. Investment transferred annually per household totaled R $ 1.096 and it is set according to the demands of communities, after extensive and democratic discussion in participatory management workshops beneficiaries.