Socio-biodiversity Bioeconomy in the State of Pará

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Costa, Francisco de Assis;
Ciasca, Bruna Stein;
Castro, Ellen Claudine Cardoso;
Barreiros, Rogger Mathaus Magalhães;
Folhes, Ricardo;
Bergamini, Leonardo Lima;
Sobrino, Aluízio Solyno;
Cruz, Arthur;
Costa, Alencar;
Simoes, Juliana;
Souza, Hélcio Marcelo de
Oct 2021
The innovative study analyzes the economic value and importance of the biodiversity for the amazon region, in particular for the economy of the state of Pará and presents recommendations for the implementation of public policies aimed at developing a bioeconomy based on the preservation of the native forest and socio-biodiversity of the region. The results of the study demonstrate that the support of the biodiversity products, aligned with the conservation of the amazon forest, benefit the social and economic development of the amazon states and represent a unique opportunity for a sustainable development model for the Amazon Forest that reconciles environmental conservation and income generation for local populations. The projections done by the study indicate that potential economic gains in the next two decadeswith adequate public policies generated by the production of açaí, cocoa-almond, chestnut, copaíba, cumaru, andiroba, honey, buriti, cupuaçu and palm heart, could reach more than US$30 billion by 2040, and increase by more than 30 times its current value.