Proposed Amazon Science Research and Corporate Environmental Village
February 15 2011
ACT has been drawing up further ideas that will ensure long term sustainability for the Xixuaú community and protection of its primary forests.
With the Botânica Comunitária project and the training of the locals underway, ACT has been drawing up further ideas that will ensure long term sustainability for the Xixuaú community and protection of its primary forests.
After much contemplation of the options available ACT began to draw up plans for the first science research and corporate training centre to be built deep in the Amazon rainforest, 400 miles from Manaus, on land that has already been cleared.
It will be built to satisfy the needs of those scientists and researchers focusing on climate change, forests – their flora and fauna, their biodiversity – and will allow them, for the first time, to conduct their research in the natural environment of their chosen field with the necessary resources to hand.
Marks Barfield Architects, of the London Eye and Millennium Bridge, have drawn up fantastic preliminary designs not only for the centre but also for research towers and a 10km canopy walkway that will interlink the towers, allowing greater access to the rich and mysterious canopy of the rainforest for both the researchers and tourists alike.
With that in mind the our Managing Trustee, Robert Pasley-Tyler, has been vigorously networking and introducing this innovative project to universities, institutions, corporates and governments around the globe. Following many positive meetings with the Fundo Amazonia, under BNDES, the project will hopefully achieve the funds necessary to implement such a task.
The centre also has the full support of the state government of Roraima and its various entities. ACT and the CoopXixuaú are working in close partnership with the State University of Roraima (UERR) to ensure that all the particulars are taken care of, from obtaining planning approval to the logistics of executing this innovative idea.