Grant Name:

Environmental Law Enforcement in the Brazilian Amazon

  • Date Awarded:
    Aug 2008
  • Amount:
  • Term:
    36 months
  • Grant ID:
  • Funding Area:
    Environmental Conservation

For the Law School at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Brazil to develop a Distance Specialization Course in Agro-Environmental Law and implement it in Mato Grosso and Acre states, prepare legal cases against incidents of illegal deforestation in Mato Grosso, and train community leaders and environmental councils basin-wide in the effective use of Brazil's environmental laws. These outputs will enable state and federal environmental agencies, public prosecutors, and civil society in the states of Mato Grosso and Acre to make more effective use of the Brazilian legal system to detect and prosecute environmental crimes, and decrease illegal deforestation by increasing transparency.

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