Regulatory News

Residents in communities located in the area of the Anfrísio Extractive Riozinho Reserve in the southwestern state of Pará, in the Amazon region, are being trained to develop stingless bees. In addition to contributing to biodiversity conservation biodiversity when pollinating, these species help small-farmer management and produce a commercially valuable honey.

The first step of the training was a workshop given by specialists from the Federal University of Pará on producing and caring for stingless bees. Support came from the Socio-Environmental Institute NGO and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio), linked to the Ministry of Environment. By the end of the year, communities will receive beehives taken from the area where the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is being built.

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