UM Professor Honored at Symposium in Amapa, Brazil

Professor Jose Silva (back row, third from left) with the new generation of local conservationists in
Amapa, Brazil.

Professor José Silva, from the Department of Geography, participated in the International Symposium of the Graduate Program in Tropical Biodiversity (PPGBIO) of the Universidade Federal do Amapá, Brazil on November 24-25, 2016. Amapá is a state with the size equivalent to Florida located in the Brazilian Amazonia. Amapá is the most well-preserved state in Brazil, with 73% of its area covered by protected areas that harbor America's most pristine mangroves and rainforests.

Amapá is also a global model for conservation-centered development, one of the best solutions proposed so far to adapt local populations to climate change. In addition to delivering the event’s opening conference (“Amapá in the Anthropocene”), Prof. Silva was honored by PPGBIO with an engraved plaque recognizing his long-term contributions to the biodiversity conservation and scientific development of the State of Amapá. Prof. José Silva with the new generation of local conservationists in Amapá.

December 12, 2016