Projects in 2010 include:
The biggest recent project of Portal do Bosque has been a making of
the book: Honkala, J. & Niiranen, S. "A Birdwatching Guide to
South-East Brazil". 416 pages. ISBN 978-952-927192-4.
of informative photographs of wild life and different kinds of land use
in South-East Brazil has been compiled. The photo collection with Finnish text is meant
for teachers to be used in elementary schools.
Our partnership with Mongabay.com
started in 2010. Our target was to translate Mongabay's informative
pages of the rain forests of the world to Finnish, to be included in
Mongabay website. This task was almost finished in February 2011 and it is already available for those with Finnish skills.
Portal do Bosque took part of United Nation's network of "2010 International Year of Biodiversity".
About the book
The work on the guidebook
"A Birdwatching Guide to
South-East Brazil" began as part of the Finnish-Brazilian Association’s project
“Eco-tourism development project in Penedo, Rio de Janeiro," which was
jointly funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
Association. The four-year project took place from 2001 to 2004 and was
carried out in co-operation with Clube Finlândia of Penedo. The
project’s aims included creating a series of nature trails in the hills
of Penedo, building a guided trail network in the Arboretum in Penedo,
poster exhibitions in Penedo, a Bird of Penedo contest, as well as many
other ways of spreading information and awareness of the value of the
natural environment of Mata Atlântica. While the official project ended
in 2004, unofficial work with this guidebook continued. It took an
additional five and half years and a lot of fieldwork, which we particularly
enjoyed, to finish the book.