Eligibility criteria to support the PA creation process
Application requirements for the Program’s support to the creation process:
- Predominant location in the Amazon biome – according to IBGE 2004 Map.
- Location within one of the prority polygons for conservation, as defined in the federal government’s map of Priority Areas for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Benefit Sharing of Brazilian Bilogical Diversity.
- To be recommended by the Scientific Advisory Panel (PCA) and selected through the Conservation and Investment Strategy (ECI).
The Program does not support the creation of PAs in case of existing conflicts with indigenous lands. In cases where there are conflicts with other traditional peoples, the condition for supporting the creation is the application of Arpa’s Involuntary Resettlement Safeguard.