The RDS – Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve was created from Decree 19.021, of August 4, 1998, with the purpose of fighting poverty and creating sustainable ways to acquire resources for the region’s residents and preservation of the ecological livelihood.
The RDS Amanã has the main objective of promoting socio-ecological activities, preserving the integrity of the local residents, as well as the culture and knowledge passed on from generation to generation. The activities are developed according to the cultural environment in which it is inserted, using natural environmental resources.
Located in the municipalities of Coari, Maraã, Codajás and Barcelos, it is part of a group between the Mamirauá reserves, the Anavilhanas Ecological Park and Parna do Jaú. The RDS Amanã is of great environmental importance, as it is located between the basins of the Rio Negro, with dark waters, and two rivers with white waters: Rio Solimões and Rio Japurá. The reserve’s rivers are very important for the preservation of endangered species, such as the manatee that needs the long journey of water for their migration.
The RDS Amanã is approximately 650 km west of Manaus. The most common form of access is through waterways, that is, rivers. Through the rivers, you can follow the stretch from Manaus to the reserve.
Sustainability in the Amanã Sustainable Development Reserve
The activities carried out in the region are of total sustainability, managed by the State Secretariat for the Environment together with various research groups with the Mamirauá Institute, to improve knowledge in the region. Thus, more accurate information can be obtained about the place, the historicity and the discovery of new species of fauna and flora.
In this sense, the fauna and flora have diversities hitherto curious, as there are flooded forests of igapó, lowland and terra firma. The most important thing to say about the RDS Amanã, is that, there are still extensions that have never been touched, preserving the original Amazon Forest.
The biodiversity in the RDS Amanã is gigantic, and the development of sustainable activities makes it possible for the people who inhabit the region to survive, being able to transmit culture and history to those who visit it.