The Science Village will promote education, scientific research and technological innovation with the objective to stimulate research project which involve innovation and technology development for the Amazon region and tropical forest system. A technology and Innovation HUB that will have a regional and global impact on policy making.
The Science Village will be built to satisfy the needs of scientists, researchers and students alike – focusing on key areas of conservation such as climate change and biodiversity – facilitating them to conduct research in the natural environment of their chosen field with the necessary resources to hand.
The Science Village aims to marry education, research and economic development in a sustainable fashion for the direct benefit of the river-dwellers of the region.
The combination of traditional and scientific knowledge will contribute to create a unique place in education for sustainable development.
It will take about 30 peaceful hours from Manaus to transport you to another world; Relax on the hammock, let you carry by the Certeza, the community boat used for transporting people and products to and from the Xixuaú and start contemplating the river oscillations and its surrounding
Meet the 'river wolves' giant otters are endemic to South America and an endangered species. The Rio Jauaperi is among the few accessible places where this rare mammal can be seen with ease. Get on board a canoe and...be patient, you might be lucky enough to encounter the wolf.
Catching your dinner might not be as easy, fortunately you can learn the fisherman techniques and follow-him on his vital quest for food.
A blue morpho butterfly passes by; an almost unreal electric blue spot in all the green and brown that surrounds you. This region of the world boasts some of the biologically richest habitats.
Try to put in practice your guide advice of scanning the top of the trees looking for unusual forms or movements...use a canopy walkway to explore the tree top.
When the waters are low, one can find a perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon on pristine sandy beaches. Time to go? Really?
In the words of Sergio Weguelin, Former Director of the Amazon Fund, and Director of the Development Bank of Brazil, “this project is a ground breaking territorial inclusion initiative; it creates a new local dynamic whereby local culture is cherished and promoted whilst being combined with external knowledge to enhance the mutual benefits to all parties involved”
The late professor Rogério Valle, Head of Research, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro: “This project is a unique initiative. The possibility of combining a sustainable business for local communities with scientific research is a pioneering, innovative and long overdue model for the sustainable development of the Amazon.”