IPBio - Reserva Betary

IPBio is a nonprofit NGO that develops projects on biodiversity and environmental education for the purpose of ecological conservation.

About the Project

The Biodiversity Research Institute (IPBio) is a place where research meets conservation. IPBio is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that develops and supports projects in environmental education and scientific research on biodiversity, ecology as well as on the behavior of species of fauna and flora of Brazilian ecosystems.

IPBio’s mission is to encourage conservation, management and sustainable use of natural resources; and promote the development of eco-tourism and cultural projects.

In 2009, the Institute received the title of `Advanced Outpost` by the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve, linked to UNESCO, and had this title renewed in May of 2015. IPBio's success as a pioneer in Brazilian research has allowed it to expand and in the near future will be celebrating the inauguration of its new research center based in the Amazon Rainforest.

The IPBio projects seek to include the general public, not only scientists, and communicate the wonders of nature to all. We believe that humanity must understand, value and connect with nature before we can conserve it.

Social Impact

IPBio's research projects do not only add to the scientific knowledge but are directly used in the conservation of the forest:

- The IPBio Young Biodiversity Artists program combines art and environmental education creating young environmentalists.

- The IPBio education program provides tours on the reserve to public school students for free and offers internship placements.

NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Contact Person
Ana Glaucia
Where can you volunteer?
What can you do?
The Darwin House where volunteers stay Visit our Caves Bioluminescent mushrooms Our neighbours Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live ``Tubing`` down the  river IPBio Center Our neighbours ``Tubing`` down the  river Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve Visit our Caves Studying frogs The Darwin House where volunteers stay IPBio Center Bioluminescent mushrooms The Darwin House where volunteers stay Studying frogs Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live ``Tubing`` down the  river Visit our Caves Our neighbours IPBio Center Bioluminescent mushrooms Visit our Caves Our neighbours Bioluminescent mushrooms Studying frogs ``Tubing`` down the  river The Darwin House where volunteers stay Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve IPBio Center Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve Our neighbours Visit our Caves The Darwin House where volunteers stay Bioluminescent mushrooms Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live ``Tubing`` down the  river Studying frogs The Darwin House where volunteers stay Studying frogs Bioluminescent mushrooms IPBio Center Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve Our neighbours Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live ``Tubing`` down the  river Visit our Caves Caves Research Center Iporanga Biodiversity Our Micro Climate Greenhouse where frogs live Bioluminescent mushrooms Visit our Caves Studying frogs Iporanga, the closest town (6km) to our reserve IPBio Center Our neighbours ``Tubing`` down the  river The Darwin House where volunteers stay Constructing the Center Save the species The entrance to the center Ecology studies Wildlife conservation

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