Meet the Neotropical Carnivore Conservation Institute: Pró-Carnívoros

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Our mission aims to promote the conservation of neotropical carnivore mammals and their habitats.

The Institute for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores – “Pró-Carnívoros” is a private, civil association, with nongovernmental and non-profit status. It was founded in 1996, with headquarters in Atibaia – São Paulo state and develops projects throughout Brazil. In 2005, the institution was recognized by the Ministry of Justice as an OSCIP (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest), by order signed on 18 February 2005 and published in the Official Gazette of 28 February 2005.

Our activities are engaged in the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Our vision

We, the members of Pró-Carnívoros, want to be recognized for the excellence of our accomplishments, honesty and transparency in resource management, and the contribution of our actions to environmental conservation.

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Our values

The core values that underpin our vision are:


Our conduct should reflect the highest ethical standards.

Project management

Our projects are our focus. We must strive to achieve maximum efficiency in our projects generating results that directly contribute to our mission.

Respect for our funders

We take responsibility to manage efficiently all resources from our donors, sponsors, partners and collaborators.

The scientific basis of the knowledge generated

Our research follows the scientific method, and our results are based on consultations and submitted to independent academic evaluation through publications in professional journals.

Our integrity

Integrity means for us: honesty, fairness, fighting for what we believe in and achieving what we propose.

Veracel Celulose and IPC signed partnership in 2018 when, during the flora and fauna monitoring in the RPPN Estação Veracel (Veracel Station), a jaguar was registered, which had last occurred more than 20 years ago. Since then, the monitoring and conservation project of the jaguar elaborated in RPPN Estação Veracel and in the Pau Brazil National Park, seeks to evaluate the conditions of this forest fragment for the conservation of an animal this size. Until the present moment, the results have shown the occurrence of many mammal species, which reinforces the importance of these two forested areas for the Atlantic rainforest conservation in the region of Porto Seguro-BA.

Virginia Londe de CamargosVeracel Celulose S.A.

CENAP works in association with IPC since 1996. The research results developed by IPC contribute to the elaboration of public policies in the conservation of carnivorous mammals from Brazilian fauna. CENAP is an important collaborator for us.


Specialized in high-quality nutrition for pet animals, PremieRpet supports IPC ever since its founding in the development of activities, for we believe that research and environmental education are essential to generate innovative knowledge and to promote adequate coexistence among men and animals.


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