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Whereas the Associação Amazônia holds as aims the preservation and conservation of the biodiversity and the social diversity in the tropical forests of Amazônia, being able :
    1. to suggest, promote, coordinate or execute actions and projects with those aims;
    2. to promote the interest into and knowledge of the culture of the peoples of the forest;
    3. to favor the creation of a degree economic self-sufficiency and of financial independence for the inhabitants of the Amazon forest, through the balanced handling of renewable natural resources ;
    4. to increase the knowledge of the ecosystems and of the interaction with man, through projects of scientific investigation, that allow to define the type of appropriate intervention, and to implement methods and techniques of maintainable development,
    5. to promote actions of environmental education, publications, generation of images, networking and exchange among sister organizations, specialists of the field and students. (Art. 3 of the Associaçao Amazonia Statute)
The Amazonia Association has implemented the following model for the management and care of the lands protected and preserved :
    1. The Possession Rights are bought and transferred to the Amazonia Association
    2. The sellers of the Possession Rights are immediately made full members of the Amazonia Association
    3. When new members are accepted into the Association, measures are taken to maintain a balance between forest indigenous members and non indigenous members. Optimally the Indigenous Members of the Association hold the majority of votes in the General Assembly of the Amazonia Association.
First action is to provide essential services of :
  1. Health : construction of a health post and insure the presence of a certified nurse
  2. Education : construction of a school and insure the presence of certified elementary teacher
  3. Transport : provide a boat to help economic activities and to be used in emergencies
  4. Work : provide basic salaries and rancio for the families working as guards of the reserve
Successively :
  1. sustainable development activities are initiated like ecotourism, handicraft production, logistic support to media operators and to visiting scientific researchers
  2. modern ecological agricultural activities are implemented to assure the right to good and sufficient nourishment and the right to alimentary sovereignty to the inhabitants of the reserve
  3. projects of scientific research of the forests and its biodiversity are implemented and run
At the same time the essential services of Health, Education, Transport and Communications are maintained and improved.
In the reserve the following regulations are observed :
  1. No commercial fishing
  2. No commercial logging
  3. No hunting with the occasional exception of peccaries, pacas, cutias which invade and destroy the plantations.
  4. It is permitted to use up to 1% of land area for plantations and intensive extraction
  5. No garbage disposal with obligation to the inhabitants of the reserve to collect any items of garbage they find
  6. 6. It is permitted to use up to 19% for sustainable fruit harvesting and the sustainable extraction of other forestry resources. Guided visits to this area by visitors, researchers, photographers and documentary film makers are permitted.
  7. 80% core area of the reserve where no activities take place, no human presence except for authorized entry in exceptional circumstances. The local people control this area
  8. The reserve is run by the local inhabitants. A reserve manager and vice manager chosen by them in free elections make the day to day decisions. More important decisions regarding running of the reserve are made in open assemblies.
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