EBCF’s Management Plans for its RPDS are technical and managerial documents based on goals of Conservation Units, fulfilling legal requirements established by the National System of Conservation Units (UC).
All management plans must include a complete diagnosis of the reserve, addressing relevant biotic and abiotic aspects, and social, economic, and cultural characteristics of the reserve and neighboring inhabitants. They should also demonstrate an understanding of necessary actions for management and sustainable use of natural resources within and adjacent to the reserve such as to reconcile economic use with conservation.
The project coordinator has 4 years from the creation of the RPDS to present a Management Plan to the Amazonas State Environment and Sustainable Development Secretary. For its part, EBCF has anticipated this requirement and elaborated management plans according to the “Manual for Elaboration of Management Plans in Amazonas State Conservation Units.”
EBCF’s Reserve Management Plans detail all projects and programs connected to operating premises. Once created, the plan must be submitted for approval by the State of Amazonas and audited by an international independent auditor.
EBCF’s Reserve Management Plans are audited and validated annually and updated every 10 years for adaptation to current conditions.