Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources
|Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis|
|Formed||February 22, 1989|
|Jurisdiction||Federal government of Brazil|
|Headquarters||Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil|
|Parent agency||Ministério do Meio Ambiente|
Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Portuguese: Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis, IBAMA) is the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment's administrative arm. IBAMA supports anti-deforestation of the Amazon, and implements laws against deforestation where the government ceases to implement. IBAMA works to keep the forest from loggers, farming, agricultural farm grazing and anything that would threaten the Amazon.
Among IBAMA's diverse environmental and natural resources activities, it manages The Working Group for the Recovery of the Spix's macaw and the associated Ararinha Azul project for conserving one of the rarest birds in the world. However the last Spix's macaw living in the wilderness disappeared in 2000 and the species became extinct in the wild.
- "Ibama (Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis)". BNamericas. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
- "Brazilian Federal Law 7.735/1989 (Portuguese)". http://www.planalto.gov.br/ccivil_03/leis/l7735.htm
- "The Last Spix's Macaw Cyanopsitta Spixii Disappears from the Wild", WorldTwitch.