riverside community in the RDS Uatumã gets new tourist resort

11 th August 2019 - Pousada delivered through the foot in Forest Notice, with funds from the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) and Amazon Fund, It promises to be an alternative income generation for local people

Development is located in the San Francisco community Caribi| Photo: Divulgação FAS

Residents of Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) Uatumã now have a new alternative to boost local tourism and sustainable economic growth. old dream of the region bordering, Pousada Paradise Uatumã was delivered on Saturday (10) by the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) e Governo do Amazonas, with financial support from Amazon / BNDES Fund. The ceremony was attended by the governor Wilson Lima.

Located in the community of San Francisco Caribi, within the Sustainable Development Reserve (Reserve) do Uatumã, in Itapiranga (a 331 kilometers from the capital), the inn is a sustainable tourist development and is part of the project to encourage income-generating alternatives for populations living within protected areas (UC) of State, in partnership with the Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema).

“This is a project made by the community, in Sustainable Development Reserve located along the river Uatumã. It is the tenth hostel made within that model in which managers are locals and all this is reversed in order to benefit those citizens. It is a model that we want to take to other parts of the state, taking into account the potential of each. Here, the potential is tourism, main economic activity of residents”, said the governor Wilson Lima.


The inn was financed with funds from the Amazon / BNDES Fund. The delivery was attended by the First Lady of the State, Taiana Lima; Secretary of Sema, Eduardo Taveira; do superintendente-geral da FAS, Virgilio Viana, in addition to the state representatives Joana Darc, Terezinha Ruiz and Saullo Viana.

“Combine environmental conservation with economic development and with the appreciation of the people is the criteria for sustainable development. This involves an important ecosystem to improve the quality of life of people with environmental conservation. The strategy is to keep the person here, in the storage unit, causing it to be successful. Bring public policies so that they can stay here is a commitment that the government must have and provide this positive impact on people's lives”, said the secretary of Sema, Eduardo Taveira.

For the leader of the Government in the State Legislative Assembly and President of the ALE-AM of the Environment Committee, Mrs Joana Darc, projects like this are important for the conservation of the ecosystem. “On 2018, visited communities that are surrounding the Uatumã over 1.400 people, they spent here R $ 5 million, money invested to improve families, for economic development, mas, acima de tudo, for sustainable development. When we can bring income to communities, You can keep the forest standing and our rivers preserved in practice”, said Joana Darc.

historic achievement

The president of the Agro Association of Communities of RDS Uatumã, Cleide Oliveira Ferreira, said this time it is a historic achievement. “They do not realize how important this is for all of us, mainly for the community's residents. It is one dream, and as the combination partner is, We wanted to see this dream realized. For people, It is very rewarding and we only have to thank the people who supported us and helped us”, said Cleide.

“The community-based tourism has a huge potential in the Amazon, as well as benefiting the families participating, It helps to enhance the standing forest, and this is one of the objectives of the foot in Forest Notice. Are 17 supported projects across the Amazon, with support from the Amazon Fund / BNDES and Secretary of State for the Environment (Sema)”, said the general superintendent of FAS, Virgilio Viana.

The program is called Foot in Forest Notice, first public call that FAS can encourage local enterprises. We are contemplating 17 projects 11 municipalities of the state of Amazonas, that include 11 different production chains. This one, in particular, it is community-based tourism that comes to strengthen the sport fishing tourism in the area”, said the coordinator of FAS notices, Mickela Souza.

Iniciado em 2017 by FAS with support from the Amazon Fund / BNDES and Government of Amazonas, the notice received 181 registrations, evaluated by an independent committee that selected the projects 17 able to receive the contributions of around R $ 150 a thousand. Since then, Besides the investment in structural actions, FAS provides monitoring and project management consultancy with organizations.

About the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) – The Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) It is a Brazilian non-profit organization, without partisan political ties, whose mission is to contribute to environmental conservation of the Amazon through the eradication of poverty and reduction of deforestation. Its programs benefit around 40 thousand people in 16 Conservation Units (UC) of State, with income-generating initiatives, community empowerment, social improvement, as well as knowledge about the importance of sustainable development. More information on www.fas-amazonas.org