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Collection Brazilian Environmental Policy Web Archive

About this Collection

The Brazilian Environmental Policy web archive presents a sampling of municipal web-content produced between 2010 and 2021 – following Brazil’s inclusion as one of the five emerging “BRICS” economies. This expanded economic growth has evolved from increased demand for the extraction of natural resources across the country making this archive an essential tool for researchers studying the progression of Brazilian environmental initiatives. Drawn from websites in 17 of 26 Brazilian states, including Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Bahia, Ceará, Espirito Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Roraima, São Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins; this collection offers insight on state-level environmental governance, conservation efforts, local natural resources policies, and ecological education programs. Researchers interested in ecology, geology, hydrology, biodiversity, sustainability, climatology, Brazilian biomes, forestry, rural development, environmental citizenship, and national/state disputes on licensing will find Portuguese-language content within this collection. Rich in local environmental data, environmental publications, policy discussions, and local solutions to environmental challenges, this collection also includes links to select Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and sheds light on Indigenous wisdom. As part of the group of Like-Minded Mega-diverse Countries (LMMC), Brazil has drawn significant information from its localities and this collection presents a sampling of their contribution to discussions of biodiversity.

Collection Period: December 2019 to April 2021.

Frequency of Collection: The majority of sites in the collection were targeted for capture monthly.

Languages: Collection material in Portuguese, with English.

Acquisition Information: Sites were selected for archiving from 2019-2021. Additional content may be available from as early as 2002.