Imagem: Parque Nacional da Serra da Bocaina / Crédito: André Sumida
O Semeia acredita que áreas protegidas, como por exemplo os parques, podem ser fontes de riqueza para o país, contribuindo para a geração de oportunidades de lazer, emprego, renda e bem-estar para a população
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Park Management Partnerships: Three case studies from Africa | 2019
This publication presents case studies of public-private partnerships for the management and promotion of tourism activities in three African national parks: Kruger and Table Mountain in South Africa, and Akagera, in Rwanda. In each case, we sought to understand, in addition to the characteristics of each park, the model of public-private partnership implemented, detailing, whenever possible, the scope of the current contracts, duration, the nature of the private partners, methodology adopted for its selection, the level of investment required, financial sustainability, risk allocation, governance and oversight mechanisms, the impact on nature conservation, and the generation of opportunities for local communities.
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Practical Guide to Park Partnerships | 2019
How to structure a public-private partnership for the implantation, renovation, and maintenance of the infrastructure of the Brazilian parks? What are the necessary steps? What documents to produce?
This Guide presents the basic principles of partnership projects between governments and private entities, focusing on park management. It offers everything that is needed, from references to contextualize the necessary documents and the different ways of developing them, to the structuring process and partnerships tenders. With this publication, readers will be able to understand, in a practical way, how to conduct and implement projects of such nature.
Based on the consolidation of best practices identified in the concession market and projects already carried out in the country, we seek to consolidate the primary technical documents related to natural park concessions. Such consolidation encompasses tender templates, contracts, terms of reference for hiring consultants, performance measurement systems, specifications, etc.
To gain access, send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Practical Guide - Concessions in Natural Parks.”
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Guidelines for Tourism Partnerships and Concessions in Protected Areas | 2019
Comprehensive and profound guidelines that draw on accumulated experiences in countries with greater maturity and can make a significant contribution to strengthening the role of partnerships as drivers of public policy in Brazil, creating conditions for Brazilian parks to increasingly fulfill their purpose of promoters of conservation and socio-economic development.
Portuguese version for “Guidelines for Tourism Partnerships and Concessions in Protected Areas: Generating Sustainable Revenue for Conservation and Development,” presents principles and processes for establishing partnerships and concessions for tourism as well as best practices for contract management and performance monitoring.*This publication is part of a project called “Tourism partnerships and concessions in protected areas: Cooperating for success,” which was carried out on behalf of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by the Group of Experts on Tourism and Protected Areas. (TAPAS Group) of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The German Ministry of the Environment and the Government of the Republic of Korea through the Bio-Bridge Initiative funded the initiative.
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Diagnosis of the Public Use in Brazilian Parks: The Manager's Perspective | 2019
The fourth edition of the survey “Diagnosis of the Public Use of Brazilian Parks: The Manager's Perspective” mapped the situation of Brazilian parks, from the perception of the professionals who work daily managing them.
The survey analyzed data considering the dimensions that make up the report: manager profile, park profile, management, stakeholders, and public use. There were 266 valid responses from national, state, and municipal parks, from all Brazilian biomes, covering all regions of the country and 23 states.
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Legal Models Applied to Urban Park Management
Semeia partnered with the Center for Research in Law and Economy of FGV Direito-Rio (FGV School of Law) and produced this study which presents an analysis on the possible models and those currently used in Brazilian urban parks management. The objective is subsidizing municipal managers with information on different management possibilities and urban parks' financing. Different non-profit partnership models were studied in four Brazilian cases: Burle Marx Park, Do Povo Park, and Lina Raia Park (in São Paulo city), and Moinhos de Vento Park, in Porto Alegre. The following dimensions were assessed: applicable legislation, existing partnership terms, adopted model, and management cost. In addition, the study synthesizes the elements that the municipal public manager should consider when making decisions about partnerships.
Legal Models Applied to Urban Park ManagementAvailable in Portuguese. Download
How Much is the Green Worth
What economic benefits and opportunities do Conservation Units (UCs) bring to Brazil? Based on an assessment of direct and indirect economic gains from activities such as forest extractivism and fishing, tourism and public use, protection of carbon stocks, use of hydric resources to generate electricity, and generation of budget transfers to municipalities via ICMS ecológico , this book, produced within the framework of the Pro-UC Coalition, demonstrates that investing in conservation presents a high-benefit cost ratio. Promoting the improvement and expansion of UCs is a way to obtain far superior economic and social returns to the amounts allocated. In a mega-diverse country whose economy is directly dependent on nature, it is fundamental that the environmental asset protected by these areas be recognized.
How Much is the Green Worth What economic benefits and opportunities do Conservation Units (UCs) bring to Brazil?Available in Portuguese. Download
Brazilian Parks: Public Perceptions
How much do Brazilians think about Brazil's parks and all the topics related to them? What is the population's knowledge and experience of the parks? What is the perception of the management models (public vs. private) of parks?
To answer these questions, Semeia conducted an opinion survey in six metropolitan regions of the country.
The study revealed that the debate on parks in general (urban parks in particular) has relevance, and demands a more significant space in the public agenda's discussion. With daily presence and impacts on the lives of the population, these issues need to develop concurrently with other urgent programs, such as health and safety. The parks represent to the population the face of public sector that deals not only with problems and needs but which is concerned with its citizens' leisure, fruition, and well-being.Download
Diagnosis of Public Use in Brazilian Parks: The Managers' Perspective | 2015 research
The third edition of the study "Diagnosis of Public Use in Brazilian Parks: The Managers' Perspective" was designed to map the situation of public use in parks, from the perception of professionals who work daily in the management of these areas.
The study looked at data from seven dimensions that make up the report: visitation, access, planning and management, monitoring and regulation, financial resources associated with using public, partnerships and outsourcing and working conditions. In all, 187 valid responses were collected, covering all regions of the country and 24 States.Available in Portuguese.
Tourism Promoting Biodiversity
Originally published in English by Conservation for Biological Diversity (CBD), this manual provides strategies and best practices for the development and implementation of tourism plans to ensure the lowest possible environmental impact.
The purpose is to help planners, entrepreneurs, managers and decision makers to integrate sustainable tourism development with ecosystem services and the care of biodiversity.Visit CDB’s website for the original study or download the translated version in Portuguese
Applicable Management Models to the Brazilian Protected Areas
This study was designed to map and analyze the institutional models available in Brazil for application in protected areas, identifying strengths and weaknesses of each alternative, in addition to critical aspects and main obstacles for its use.
In the study, we frame preliminarily different state management models, direct and indirect, and also non-state management models, such as partnerships with third sector structures, and concession models (concessions that offer quality utilities and services to citizens and concessions involving the transfer or granting of a right to third parties, which are not obliged, in principle, to provide a service or utility as an "exchange" for the right received).Available in Portuguese.
Park Managers and Protected Areas: Perspectives | 2013 Research
The main goal of this research is to map the situation of the public use of Brazilian PAs based on the perception of professionals that daily manage these areas. Its 2nd edition was launched in 2014.
This study assesses four dimensions: visitation, revenue generation, public policies and work conditions.
Through the results, we intend to offer inputs to PAs’ management bodies that can be used for management planning and continuous management improvement of these spaces. Therefore, it actively contributes to stimulate new formulations of public policies that can, in fact, strengthen SNUC and value PAs’ managers.Available in Portuguese.
Protected areas in Brazil: a contribution to public use for socio-economic development
We know that Brazil fails to generate funds for protected areas and does not efficiently take advantage of the potential for public use of these spaces.
This publication scales the magnitude of this loss and brings international case studies which show that the problems are similar and that the solutions get made through the adoption of new management models.Available in Portuguese.