The Biodiversity Research Consortium Brazil-Norway (BRC) was established in 2013. Uniting five Brazilian and Norwegian institutions, the main aim of the cooperation is to develop environmental research in the eastern Brazilian Amazon.



Coordinator: Rafael Assis

Natural History Museum


Representative: André Carvalho

Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia


Any doubt about BRC? Send us an email: info@brcbn.com

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Jaguar project


Yeah! The jaguar team was in the field last month. Looking forward for tagging some jaguars with GPS collars!

BRC signing cerimony


Congratulations BRC! Thanks to all our efforts, the cooperation is now extended to 2023. There was a fantastic signing ceremony in Belém on Tuesday. Thanks everybody that participated and we are looking forward for new challenges!

Norwegian ambassador at BRC seminar


The new Norwegian ambassador to Brazil, Nils Martin Gunneng, speaking at the BRC seminar "Amazon biodiversity and Evolution" at MPEG 31 October. The auditorium was full, the presentations interesting, and the potential for expanded cooperation great.

Two international BRC seminars coming soon


Belém will host two international seminars on October 31st. In the morning, the topic will be biodiversity and in the afternoon, the discussion is about geoscience. Join us! Free registration for both seminars!

BRC master students


BRC has two master thesis in the pipeline. Juliana Santos is surveying about habitat use for herbivorous mammals in a mosaic of degraded land in the eastern Amazon. Ana Ribeiro investigates the distribution and habitat use for the order Carnivora (Mammalia) in a mosaic of degraded land in the eastern Amazon.

Here are some pictures of the master students during fieldwork for maintenance and collection of camera trap photos.

Project Coordinator: Oystein Wiig - UiO (University of Oslo)

Team: Ana Cristina Oliveira - UFPA
            Leonardo Sena - UFPA
            Victor Barbosa - Hydro

Master students: Juliana Santos and Ana Ribeiro

Jaguar project


We are already testing the equipment for the jaguar project. This is an extension of the camera traps. Some jaguars will be tagged with telemetry collars. The data will contribute for the environmental management and conservation of the wildlife.

6th Scientific Committee meeting


September 26th, 2016: It was our 6th Scientific Committee meeting at UFPA, campus Belém. Researchers from UiO (Oslo University), UFRA, UFPA, MPEG and Hydro staff attended the meeting with the BRC secretariat. The coordinators of projects presented their progress reports and new projects in the pipeline. We would like to thank all the participants.

Photos: Lourdes Ruivo (MPEG)

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